[Update – May, 2012] Airtel has revised its 3G Plans owing to competition in the market. You can check the complete details of the revised 3G Packs by Airtel on this page.
[Original] Bharti Airtel, leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the availability of its 3G services in Kerala. Delivering a world-class 3G experience to customers in Kerala, Airtel 3G services are now available across key cities including Kochi, Trivandrum and Calicut in the first phase of rollout – and will subsequently be rolled out in other major parts of the state. With this, Airtel customers in Kerala will now be able to join the 3-million-strong base of customers in India that are already leveraging the Airtel 3G advantage to experience a host of exciting capabilities. Airtel 3G services will be available for customers in Kerala starting midnight on 27th July 2011.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajiv Rajgopal, CEO – Kerala & Tamil Nadu, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, “With the highest Human Development Index and literacy rate in India, Kerala is indeed well poised to represent the strong growth and development being observed by our country today. Following the deep penetration of voice telephony across urban and rural India, the introduction of 3G services in the country marks the next wave of telecom revolution, one that will offer a world class data services experience on the mobile device. Today, we are truly excited to bring the Airtel 3G promise for our customers in Kerala. We believe that Airtel 3G will lead the data and internet revolution in Kerala, bringing our customers in this part of the state closer to an all new world of possibilities.”
Airtel 3G Tariff Plans – Kerala
|Free Data||Validity||Bill Shied Value (Postpaid only)||IN-Plan VBC|
every bill cycle)
|Sachet||Rs.8||–||10 MB||1 day||NA||Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges(10p/10KB ) will apply||Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as 3p/10KB will apply for postpaid|
|Rs 62||–||80 MB||3 days||NA|
|Rs.48||–||30 min||1 day||Rs.3/min||Rs.3/min|
|Standard||Rs.104||Rs.100||100 MB||30 days||Rs.750||Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges (10p/10KB) will apply for Prepaid|
|Rs.201||Rs.200||250 MB||30 days||Rs.1000|
|Rs.450||Rs.450||600 MB||30 days||Rs.1500|
|Rs.751||Rs.750||2 GB||30 days||Rs.4000|
|FlexiShield||Rs.675||Rs.675||1.25 GB||30 days||After 1.25GB, VBC of 2p/100KB upto a max shield (amount) of Rs 2000. Post hitting the shield value, enjoy free unlimited browsing at 20Kbps speed, validity 30 days.|
|Volume Based Charging Packs|
|3G Value Pack||Rs.21||–||0||30 days||15p/20KB||NA|
|Pay as you go||0||0||0||Rs.1000||10p/10KB||10p/10KB|
|Video Call||5p/sec, valid on Local, STD & Roaming|
*Post reaching to Bill Value limit, data usage speed will be 20kbps with any charge during the validity period. This is promotional offer till 25.10.2011.
*Service charge applicable for postpaid customer over and above the bill. Applicable on “Airtel Internet” APN
steps to go 3G in Kerala
First time users please follow the steps as given below to go 3G in Kerala:-
-Select network settings to “automatic” on your handset
-Choose “3G only mode” and wait for network registration.
-After registration and seeing 3G network on your handset, Select “Dual Mode” or “3G and 2G mode” to enjoy 3G
Subsequently just keep your Network settings on “dual mode”.
The launch of Airtel 3G gives customers the power to enjoy multimedia services, high speed mobile broadband, videos on phone, live TV, video calls and much more. With Video Talkies portal on Airtel 3G, customers can enjoy popular Bollywood and regional movies (including Malayalam) on their mobile phones – anytime, anywhere. A wide range of LIVE and on-demand TV channels and shows are also available on Mobile TV powered by Airtel 3G.
Airtel 3G customers can enjoy the benefits of 3G speeds on the device of their choice – be it their mobile handsets, tablets and on laptops connecting using the Airtel high speed USB data cards.
Airtel provides its customers with timely updates and alerts on their data usage – helping them control their expenditure on 3G and enjoy a seamless experience. The company has also introduced a first of its kind ‘internet usage calculator’ available online to help customers analyze their current internet data usage and choose an Airtel 3G plan accordingly.
To know more or join Airtel 3G services – customers can visit http://www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/ or call 12134 (toll free) or SMS ‘3G HELP’ to 121.