Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    103

    Default Airtel 3G plan charges revealed :

    Airtel launched 3G services in Bangalore today and we have some news about the plans and tariffs. Activate 3G

    First you have to send a SMS 3G to 121
    You would get a reply from Airtel if your handset is compatible
    We got back a message stating the tariff as Rs. 30p / 20kb and we were asked to confirm by sending 1 as a reply.



    This is the pay as you go plan (3G PAYG VBC)
    Any 2G pack will be de-activated once you activate 3G
    We request you not to activate 3G as you might be charged heavily. Instead activate a data pack below by calling customer care !
    Update tariffs chart added
    Airtel 3G Data Packs

    Sachet Plans


    • Rs. 9 for 10 MB, validity 1 day (will expire on sameday midnight)
    • Rs. 60 for 65 MB, validity 3 days

    Sacher Plan Time Based


    • Rs. 45 for 30 minutes and then Rs.3 per minute (will expire on sameday midnight)

    Standard Plans


    • Rs. 103 for 100 MB, validity 30 days
    • Rs. 200 for 250 MB, validity 30 days
    • Rs. 450 for 600 MB, validity 30 days
    • Rs. 750 for 2 GB, validity 30 days

    Flexi Shield Plan

    There is also another plan in which you pay Rs. 675 as a monthly rental and get 1.25 GB free usage on 3G
    Post 1.25 GB you will be charged 1 paise per 100 kB or 10 paise /MB
    After that you pay for extra usage and max bill is Rs.2000 after which your speeds will drop to 20 Kbps
    Video Calls

    Video calls both on-net and off-net will be charged at 5 paise / second for both local and national roaming



    Source

  2. #2
    Admin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,003

    Default

    There was something about a 14GB plan in news but I dont see any 14GB plans on their website and Airtel 3g is only available in Bangalore for now.

    I was expecting much lower prices.

  3. #3
    Gold Member
    Warrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    507

    Default

    toooooooo costly
    default internet cost 30 paise for 20 kb ridiculous i.e rs 15 for 1 mb

    docomo and reliance has 10 paise for 10 kb i.e rs 10 for 1 mb

    bsnl have 1 paise for 10 kb i.e rs 1 for 1 mb

    in my view bsnl is the best for default internet plan , some people will check only emails so if you use bsnl , you will be charged just 2rs or 3 rs for opening yahoo mail classic,as yahoo mail page will be less than 2 mb ,if you use airtel then you will be charged 15 rs for 1 mb

    EVEN airtel data plans are costly when compared to bsnl data plans.

    there is no unlimited plan in airtel. ( 750 for 2 gb is a little bit cost. bsnl provide 6 months unlimited for 4200 ie. 700 permonth at 7.2 mbps ) many bsnl circles have upgraded to 7.2 mbps, don't know whether airtel is providing 750plan for 3.6 mbps or 7.2 mbps.

    will airtel also charge for incoming video calls?
    Last edited by Warrior; 25th January 2011 at 10:23 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  4. #4
    Gold Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    501

    Default Better migrate to BSNL

    Keeping in mind, hours of youtube and torrents, Airtel 3G is not worth. It can be used only for video calls, in a cost efficient way. If BSNL is providing unlimited for 6 months, I think I will use "Mobile No Portability" sevice!!
    Guys, whats your opinion?

  5. #5
    Gold Member
    Warrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    507

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nevinjohn View Post
    Keeping in mind, hours of youtube and torrents, Airtel 3G is not worth. It can be used only for video calls, in a cost efficient way. If BSNL is providing unlimited for 6 months, I think I will use "Mobile No Portability" sevice!!
    Guys, whats your opinion?
    ya you are right?

  6. #6
    Silver Member
    mickeyandaamir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    340

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nevinjohn View Post
    Keeping in mind, hours of youtube and torrents, Airtel 3G is not worth. It can be used only for video calls, in a cost efficient way. If BSNL is providing unlimited for 6 months, I think I will use "Mobile No Portability" sevice!!
    Guys, whats your opinion?
    me too switched to tata docomo. quite happy with it . free from expensive calls rates and recharges. and also, no use high 3G rates.

  7. #7
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    There was something about a 14GB plan in news but I dont see any 14GB plans on their website and Airtel 3g is only available in Bangalore for now.

    I was expecting much lower prices.
    its the last plan, for postpaid customers where you get 1.25gb, and then charged till 2000rs=14gb and then automatically the speed gets reduced to 128kbps..lol worst then edge i guess.

  8. #8
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    285

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    its the last plan, for postpaid customers where you get 1.25gb, and then charged till 2000rs=14gb and then automatically the speed gets reduced to 128kbps..lol worst then edge i guess.
    its not 128 kbps read carefully its stone age 20 kbps speed

  9. #9
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Sachet Packs

    Does anyone know if post paid GPRS subscribers can take the 3g Sachet plans? These are marked as pre-paid though.

  10. #10
    Bronze Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by praxrosi View Post
    It seems 3 G is not so attractive from this discussions. Aircel is offering unlimited gprs net for Rs98 pm
    Do you remember 1-2 years back the gprs plan were costly too? The same is with 3g right now. Let all operators get into the 3g battle, the MNP do the shakes to the operators and you will see the price drop

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Similar Threads

  1. Airtel wrong charges
    By knayirp in forum Airtel Mobile
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd November 2011, 04:42 PM
  2. Airtel Internet charges
    By lolol in forum Airtel Mobile
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22nd February 2011, 11:13 AM
  3. Airtel cuts down mobile roaming charges
    By Preeti_20 in forum Airtel Mobile
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11th February 2010, 03:10 PM
  4. Airtel Roaming Charges
    By Tanmaya in forum Airtel Mobile
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12th December 2009, 06:34 PM
  5. Airtel Charged 1500Rs for Installation Charges
    By vasunil in forum Airtel Broadband
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th August 2007, 05:03 PM

Posting Permissions

Log in

Log in