Bharti Airtel on Thursday started rolling out its 4G services in Delhi to offer high-speed data access on TD and FD technologies. As the 4G trials are open for all the existing postpaid and prepaid Airtel subscribers and the telecom operator is providing a free 4G upgrade, we are here providing a tutorial on how you can get the same on your connection.
You must firstly need a 4G LTE-enabled device to start experiencing Airtel 4G services in Delhi. The device could be an affordable 4G smartphone like Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G or Xiaomi Mi 4i or a high-end 4G smartphone such as Samsung Galaxy S6 or Apple iPhone 6.
Once you have a 4G device, you need to visit here from your device and enter your mobile number. This webpage checks 4G readiness by confirming the presence of a compatible 4G LTE technology on your handset as well as by verifying the appropriate plan for a free 4G upgrade. It also provides a way to let you register a request for getting a free 4G SIM at your doorstep.
Airtel claims that the free 4G SIM will be provided to subscribers within the next four working hours after it receives the request, without requiring any additional document for verification.
After getting the 4G SIM through Airtel, you simply need to put it in your 4G handset and enable 4G connectivity by going to network settings, and it’s all done. The new services will be automatically activated and the existing 3G plan will be upgraded to the same 4G plan without any upfront cost.
It is worth noting here that you may not initially find 4G networks in some locations around Delhi NCR region as the 4G services are just started rolling out in the region and will take some time to be available across all the areas.
In case you don’t have a 4G device or may not want to experience the new services on your 4G smartphone, Airtel has started offering its 4G dongle, 4G hotspot and 4G Wi-Fi routers through Airtel Stores in Delhi NCR. The 4G dongle is available with a price tag of Rs. 1,500, while the 4G hotspot is available for Rs. 2,300 and the 4G Wi-Fi router is priced at Rs. 2,500.
You can share your experience on Airtel 4G services in the comment section below. Also, do let us know if you are facing any issues with the new services.