Tuesday, 10 April 2012

3G versus 4G: Airtel tariff plans compared

While telecom operators are striving hard to popularise their 3G services in India, Bharti Airtel has gone one step further by launching the latest 4G services in the country. The telecom giant today announced the launch of wireless broadband services based on fourth generation wirless technology in Kolkata circle. Airtel now plans to bring 4G in Bengaluru as well.

With the latest 4G services, users can now access the Internet, video conference and download online content at a rate several times faster than 3G services, which is still in its nascent stage in the country. Interestingly, Airtel has priced its 4G data plans competitively as compared to its 3G services in the Kolkata circle. We bring you a detailed comparison between Airtel's 3G and 4G tariff plans (Kolkata circle). Read on.
Airtel 3G
Airtel is providing 3G services through a roaming arrangement with Vodafone Cellular in Kolkata. The minimum 3G data plan start at Rs. 9 for 10MB (validity 1day). The highest data plan goes up to Rs. 1,250 for 12.5GB (post-paid). Airtel offers a range of 3G data plans, categorised as Sachet, Standard, FlexiShield and High Value. Airtel also provides volume based charging packs. Moreover, the company gives video calling service at 5p/sec , which is valid on local, STD & roaming. Airtel's 3G services are available for both prepaid and postpaid customers.

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