Airtel extends its 3G services to Varanasi & Allahabad

[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] After a successful rollout in Lucknow & Kanpur, Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of Airtel 3G services in the holy city, Varanasi & city of sangam, Allahabad in UP East. The holy city, Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world, with a continuous history dating back 3,000 to 5,000 years. Today, it retains much of the alure of the ancient world. The center of the Hindu world, Varanasi touts an unrivaled diversity and a unique sense that can be experience nowhere else. And the city if Allahabad is among the largest cities of UP and situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni or Sangam. Both the cities are especially sacred to Hindus.

Airtel 3G UP East Tariff Plan Details

Pack Type
Maximum Service Charge
Prepaid Postpaid
Free Data Validity Data Browsing charges
Sachet Rs.9 10 MB 1 day Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges (30p/20KB) will apply
Rs 64 65 MB 3 days
Rs.45 30 min 1 day Rs 3/min
Standard Rs.97 Rs.100 100 MB 30 days Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges as per 2G charges (30p/20KB) will apply
Rs.198 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 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.22 0 30 days 15p/20KB
Rs.20 0 30 days 15p/20KB
Pay as you go 0 0 0 30p/20KB
Video Call 5p/sec, valid on Local, STD & Roaming

To check the 3G ISD video call rates, click here

Now, with this launch of the new technology, 3G, these city will now be able to leverage Airtel’s world class 3G network experience to enjoy high speed internet access and a host of exciting services like Mobile TV entertainment, video calls (National & International), live streaming of videos, HD gaming and on-the-go social networking.

With Airtel 3G services, customers can now access a wide array of capabilities at speeds never experienced before – thereby bringing them closer to all that they love. Airtel 3G will give it’s customers a faster, smarter and better mobile experience with internet access at speeds upto 21 Mbps on their finger tips. With the high speed HSPA (High Speed Download Packet Access) network, Airtel customers will get best quality experience with cutting edge technology, making it delightful and enjoyable.

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.

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