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Airtel 3G Plans / Tariffs

on January 24, 2011 – 1:50 pm66 Comments

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Airtel launched 3G services in Bangalore today and we have some news about the plans and tariffs.

Activate 3G

First you have to send a SMS 3G to 121

You would get a reply from Airtel if your handset is compatible

We got back a message stating the tariff as Rs. 30p / 20kb and we were asked to confirm by sending 1 as a reply.

This is the pay as you go plan (3G PAYG VBC)

Any 2G pack will be de-activated once you activate 3G

We request you not to activate 3G as you might be charged heavily. Instead activate a data pack below by calling customer care !

Update tariffs chart added

Airtel 3G Data Plans

Sachet Plans

  • Rs. 9 for 10 MB, validity 1 day (will expire on sameday midnight)
  • Rs. 60 for 65 MB, validity 3 days

Sacher Plan Time Based

  • Rs. 45 for 30 minutes and then Rs.3 per minute (will expire on sameday midnight)

Standard Plans

  • Rs. 103 for 100 MB, validity 30 days
  • Rs. 200 for 250 MB, validity 30 days
  • Rs. 450 for 600 MB, validity 30 days
  • Rs. 750 for 2 GB, validity 30 days

Flexi Shield Plan

There is also another plan in which you pay Rs. 675 as a monthly rental and get 1.25 GB free usage on 3G

Post 1.25 GB you will be charged 1 paise per 100 kB or 10 paise /MB

After that you pay for extra usage and max bill is Rs.2000 after which your speeds will drop to 20 Kbps

Volume Based Charging Plans

Prepaid Rs.13 , validity 20 days , no free usage but billed at 15p / 20kb

Postpaid Rs.20, validity 30 days,no free usage but billed at 15p / 20kb

Video Calls

Video calls both on-net and off-net will be charged at 5 paise / second for both local and national roaming

We shall update this page once we have more info !

What do you think of the tariffs ? Are you happy ? disappointed ?

Thanks to Varun Roy our Bangalore Ninja !

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  • Raghuram

    airtel service is good but 3g plans too bad its very high cost.

  • Amit

    3G Tariff plan r not for affordable …….
    Will the speed of 2G net surffing will increase…due to 3G….

  • parvez

    hi i am not happy because bad speed of 3g

  • http://www.rediffmail.com balaji.

    i am happy.good speed but i want unlimited plan..

  • Rojer4

    I have a HSDPA mobile phone with Android 2.2 running & Airtel’s 3G 250 MB data plan activated. I am Absolutely Disappointed! I don’t live in a forest where one could say no 3G service! My handset shows “H” in the network indicating 3G netowrk hooked on to. I live in one of bangalore’s Highly populated & commercial area. I am also technically well aware of all the settings, tricks & tweaks to get the best the possible juice out of 3G service. but Airtel 3G sucks big time compared to BSNL 3G. Although BSNl too sucks in everything else other than “speed”, I still would advise people to go for BSNl & stick to online transactions only for ur good. Airtel is just a over rated, over hyped, costly but “Glamorous” Blimp filled with nothing but lies! Airtel holds the best market share? thanks to foolish customers who fall for their brutal marketing gimmicks & continue to give word of mouth support to airtel! Its really sad to know that airtel is adopting to this shameful procedure in order to capitalize during the genesis of 3G and 4G! Wake up everybody, smell the hole burning in your pockets! Say no to Airtel!

    • http://www.fonearena.com/blog/ varunkrish

      curious about which handset you are using ? 3G in India is pretty much a joke as of now. poor coverage most places. BSNL is the only operator charging reasonably and offers free pan india roaming.

    • http://www.fonearena.com/blog/ varunkrish

      curious about which handset you are using ? 3G in India is pretty much a joke as of now. poor coverage most places. BSNL is the only operator charging reasonably and offers free pan india roaming.

  • Rojer4

    I have a HSDPA mobile phone with Android 2.2 running & Airtel’s 3G 250 MB data plan activated. I am Absolutely Disappointed! I don’t live in a forest where one could say no 3G service! My handset shows “H” in the network indicating 3G netowrk hooked on to. I live in one of bangalore’s Highly populated & commercial area. I am also technically well aware of all the settings, tricks & tweaks to get the best the possible juice out of 3G service. but Airtel 3G sucks big time compared to BSNL 3G. Although BSNl too sucks in everything else other than “speed”, I still would advise people to go for BSNl & stick to online transactions only for ur good. Airtel is just a over rated, over hyped, costly but “Glamorous” Blimp filled with nothing but lies! Airtel holds the best market share? thanks to foolish customers who fall for their brutal marketing gimmicks & continue to give word of mouth support to airtel! Its really sad to know that airtel is adopting to this shameful procedure in order to capitalize during the genesis of 3G and 4G! Wake up everybody, smell the hole burning in your pockets! Say no to Airtel!

  • jyotirmay

    cost is too high…but its good

  • Shitiz khurana

    though dolphin 2G network is not good, the 3G jadoo have very good network and speed, along with this, they offer u 1p/1kB… so i found other 3G plans too costly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/venkatrao.bannaravuri Venkat Rao

    the Airtel Data Card, you have the freedom to
    access the internet anytime, anywhere across the Pan Indian Airtel Network. Not
    just that, you can also avail of this service as you roam internationally.

     

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    the Airtel Data Card, you have the freedom to
    access the internet anytime, anywhere across the Pan Indian Airtel Network. Not
    just that, you can also avail of this service as you roam internationally.

  • divya


    We plan to spread coverage rapidly in the coming
    quarters. Bharti airtel, India’s leading telecommunications company, today
    announced the commercial launch of its 3G services in the cities of Chennai.