[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 has today announced the launch of 3G Mobile and Data services in the Hill City of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh circle. You can opt any 3G Data Plan starting from Rs. 9 onwards as per your need and suitability. The 3G local, STD and Roaming Video Call cost will be 5 paisa/sec.
To activate the 3G service on Airtel subscribers need to send a SMS 3G to 121. After sending the SMS the confirmation SMS will come and 2G Data Plan will be de-activated. After the confirmation by subscriber 3G Data Plan “Pay As You Go” will be activated and all data access will be charged at 30p / 20kb.
|Free Data||Validity||Data Browsing charges|
|Sachet||Rs.11||–||10 MB||1 day||Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges (30p/20KB) will apply|
|Rs.61||–||65 MB||3 days|
|Rs. 47||–||30 min||1 day||Rs 3/min|
|Standard||Rs.101||Rs.100||100 MB||30 days||Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges (30p/20KB) will apply|
|Rs.201||Rs.200||250 MB||30 days|
|Rs.450||Rs.450||600 MB||30 days|
|Rs.750||Rs.750||2 GB||30 days|
|FlexiShield||Rs.675||Rs.675||1.25 GB||After 1.25GB, VBC of 2p/100KB up to 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|
|Pay as you go||0||0||0||–||30p/20KB|
|Video Call||5p/sec, valid on Local, STD & Roaming|
To know more or join Airtel 3G services – customers can visit http://www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/ call 12134 (tollfree) or SMS ‘3G HELP’ to 121
Speaking on the launch of 3G services in Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Shashi Arora, CEO- Upper North, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, “Having successfully launched Airtel 3G services in 45 cities across India, today we have over 3 million customers who are enjoying the Airtel 3G advantage. As we extend the promise of Airtel 3G services to Shimla, we invite our mobile customers in the Queen of Hills to leverage the power of high speed internet and a host of innovative application capabilities on their mobile devices – anywhere, anytime.