Airtel 4G LTE tariff plans, devices revealed before launch

Airtel is launching its 4G LTE network in Kolkata tomorrow, but its website has already gone live, revealing tariffs and devices. Airtel is promising download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 40 Mbps, both of which would be theoretical peak speeds and not exactly what users will get. On the devices front, Airtel will initially offer a multi-mode USB modem and an indoor wireless gateway, which would convert LTE into a Wi-Fi network to be shared among multiple devices. Read on for tariff and services.

Airtel will offer three data plans on both prepaid and postpaid. Post consuming the data limit, Airtel will throttle the speed to 128 Kbps under its fair usage policy. The plans look decent, but considering the speed Airtel is promising, we feel that the free data quota is too low. However, Airtel would like to take the first-mover advantage and we can expect better tariffs once Reliance-backed Infotel launches its LTE network across the country.

On the content side, Airtel already has Bigflix for movies and has also tied up with Indiagames for games. Live TV is also on offer, thanks to Airtel’s online TV offering. Many Airtel Live services like devotional aarti and others will also be provided. Airtel has also mentioned it will be launching its 4G LTE service in Bangalore next.

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  • Ashwin Kolkar

    what will plan….. can 4g plan light than 2g plan…..?

  • nks

    A flight without sufficient will crash midway. A data plan with speed that high and free data so low is very bad idea.

  • Kalpesh Mistry

    I can’t find it listed on airtel’s site.. Link please.

  • Sridhar

    So if I already have a landline + broadband from Airtel, I can upgrade to one of these plans?

    • Rajat Agrawal

      No. This is a separate connection, will come with its own USIM card and number.

  • naveen

    nice thing…it means 3g tariff plan will reduce in coming days

  • Ritesh

    Considering the poor 3G speeds they provide in well-connected parts of major cities, I’m quite sceptical about LTE speeds. Theoretical 3G speeds were upto 21 Mbps but I can’t remember one single time when I saw anything above 3 Mbps, ever! I hope to see at least 15 to 20 Mbps on LTE or else its just another wash and more money-grabbing from Airtel. I don’t really care if they’re FTM or not.

    • Virendra

      Very true Ritesh looks like i have lost Rs 8000/ on the dongle


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