Expanding its 4G penetration, Bharti Airtel has now introduced the 4G on mobile service starting from Bengaluru in the country. With the launch, Airtel has become the first operator to roll out 4G on mobile service in India. The company had revealed their plan to launch such kind of service in the city back in December last year, and almost two year after the service is live. It also rolled out carrier settings update on the iPhone 5s and 5c that enables the 2300 MHz LTE (Band 40) on the smartphones.
According to Airtel, customers have to just change their existing SIM to a 4G SIM to start enjoying 4G on mobile without any need to migrate from their existing data plan.
This lets users enjoy 4G speeds at same price points as their existing 3G plan/pack and available for both the prepaid and postpaid customers. Airtel has launched a new plan with 10 GB 4G data for 1000. Since Airtel uses CSFB (circuit switched fall back) technology, the voice calls will be routed on 2G/3G seamlessly when using 4G. The company has comment anything on the download or upload speeds on their 4G network.
For more details Airtel customers can SMS 4G to 53636 or call 121 or log on to airtel.in/4g-for-iPhone. The company already announced that it would offer voice services for 4G customers in Pune, looks like it would be the next circle to get 4G on mobile. Airtel currently offers 4G LTE services in Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Punjab. This is not all; Airtel has also partnered with Chinese operator ZTE to roll out 4G service in Tamilnadu and Chennai.