Global cellular service provider Airtel has finally launched 3G services in India’s commercial capital, namely Mumbai. It had already launched 3G services in the other cities in the circles where it had obtained the license such as Chennai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, etc. It plans to fully cover all licensed areas by March 2011.
Since 3G services provide ultra fast internet speed, from now on millions of Mumbaikars can access this service for a variety of uses such as Mobile TV, faster downloads, social networking, video calls or accessing Airtel App Central. Airtel 3G mobile TV can be used for watching LIVE and on-demand TV channels at the rate of Rs. 40 for 20 minutes per week.
Commenting on the 3G launch in Mumbai, Atul Bindal, President – Mobile Services, Bharti airtel said:
Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India – and therefore at the leading edge of driving a paradigm shift from voice to data services. With the highest data penetration in India of over 20%, the city of Mumbai truly represents the data revolution story that our country is currently witnessing. As we bring the power of 3G to Mumbai today, we are confident that this launch will add impetus to the expansion of data services in India. Whether stuck in office, or on the move – all Mumbaikars can now experience airtel 3G services and enjoy high speed internet access and a host of other exciting services on their mobile devices.
Here below are the Tariff plans for 3G services in Mumbai. For more details, you can SMS ‘3G HELP’ to 121 or call 12134 (tollfree) or visit http://www.airtel.in/3G/.