Sunil Mittal-driven Bharti Airtel Tuesday started 4G trials for its customers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. As part of the trial offer, Airtel customers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and experience Airtel 4G speeds, the telco said in a statement.
Airtel is also looking to incorporate feedback from these early adopters and leverage the initial market response towards strengthening 4G network infrastructure. The telco’s device partner Samsung will allow Airtel 4G SIM swap for customers buying 4G smartphones.
Airtel’s data offer is currently available on Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, J5 and J7 mobile devices. Samsung will also offer bundled Airtel 4G SIMs along with select Samsung 4G handsets in the Indian market, according to telco.
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“Today, as we launch Airtel 4G trials exclusively for our existing customers in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, our customers in the city will be uniquely positioned to experience faster 4G speeds and wider network coverage – thus delivering a superior 4G experience,” Ravindra Singh Negi, CEO – West Bengal and Odisha, Bharti Airtel said.
Additionally, Flipkart now offers Airtel 4G with double the data benefits for customers buying select 4G handsets. Flipkart-exclusive 4G devices (including brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo, Asus and Huawei) will come bundled with an Airtel 4G SIM.
While existing Airtel customers will be able to follow a quick SMS registration process to activate 4G, non-Airtel customers buying their 4G device from Flipkart will be guided through a simple process to smoothly transition to the Airtel 4G network.
To avail the complimentary 4G upgrade and experience mobile internet speeds like never before – existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM.
Courtesy: Economic Times