Airtel Cuts 4G Tariff by 30%; It’s Cheaper than 3G Now

The new Airtel 4G tariff, is over 30% cheaper compared to older plans and is comparable to its 3G plans.

Telecom service provider Airtel has cut rates for 4G by a third to tap into the segment of customers high on fast wireless Internet. The telecom major announced new tariff plans on Monday. Here’s what it looks like
Airtel 4G tariff
Airtel has 4G services in Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh. The new tariff, is over 30% cheaper compared to older plans and is comparable to 3G rates. The company has two kinds of 4G services. One works with a wireless dongle and the other is a 4G router.

Here’s a comparison between Airtel’s 3G and 4G rates.

Airtel 4G tariff
Airtel 4G vs Airtel 3G

In October 2012, Airtel and Chinese telecom giant Huawei had  launched the first 4th Generation LTE phone – Ascend P1 LTE in India. However, 4G handsets are still a rarity in India.

We’d tried out Airtel’s 4G soon after the launch and it wasn’t a great experience (Read our Airtel 4G review here).

To get more data subscribers on board, telecom players in India have been slashing 2G rates. Last week, three major telcos, including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cut 2G data rates by 80-90%. Together, the three account for more than half of the country’s mobile subscriptions.

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