India’s leading telecommunications company – Bharti airtel – yesterday launched its Third Generation of Mobile services on the back of a robust network powered by 1800 plus 3G sites in the National Capital Region spanning Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida. This is, by far, the strongest 3G network in the region by any mobile operator and will ensure a seamless 3G experience for 76 Lakh airtel mobile customers in the region. airtel also announced that it has achieved the milestone figure of around Half a Million 3G customers across the country – having launched a little over a month ago.
“As the undisputed leader in the Indian telecom industry, we are truly driving the mobile data revolution in the country. Today, with just over a month since our rollout began, our 3G network covers around Half a Million customers, has 4500 sites and is available across 7 cities” said Atul Bindal, President-Mobile Services, Bharti airtel. “We are definitely witnessing the tipping point of non-voice and data explosion in this country and will be bringing the airtel 3G advantage pan-India soon as promised.” he added.
airtel’s Third Generation services are already in the 7 cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, Manipal, Udipi and Jaipur and will be available in all 13 3G-license circles by March 2011.
Customers can choose from airtel’s easy-to-understand 3G tariff plans, which have been crafted to prevent ‘bill shock’ and help customers monitor their consumption of data with personalised data usage limits and alerts. airtel 3G services can and enjoy the benefits of fast 3G connectivity on the device of their choice – mobile handset, laptops or tablets.
airtel Live – which is India’s largest WAP Portal with more than 1 million visitors and 10 million daily page views – has been revamped with a richer look for airtel 3G customers. In this separate all-new experience for 3G customers, customers can create a personal portal containing their favorite RSS feeds, News categories, and email inboxes with live updates from their Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts. Navigation has been made more intuitive, moving away from a single Landing Page access to a Tab-based approach now. The revamped look is in-sync with the new airtel brand identity – giving it a more vibrant and trendy look with higher resolution graphics adding a richer and clearer feel.
airtel 3G will allow customers to enjoy a variety of exciting service offerings including Mobile TV, Video Calls, high-speed internet and Video capabilities on social networks. Enabling fast internet access on-the-go, airtel 3G dongles are also now available for laptop users. A wide range of LIVE and on-demand TV channels as well as shows are now available on airtel 3G Mobile TV at an affordable price of Rs. 40 for 20 minutes per week. To subscribe, customers can use their mobile phones to visit the ‘3G Zone’ on airtel LIVE, select Mobile TV, simply download and install the application, select their favourite TV content – and start viewing.
For further information, or to join airtel 3G services, customers can visit www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/ or call 12134 (tollfree) or SMS ‘3G’ to 121.