Much awaited Airtel 3G services are finally launched in Karnataka and is scheduled to get rolled-out in all 13 telecom-circles it has won licenses for by March 2011. We got an exclusive peak inside Airtel 3G services and were even succeeded in accessing Airtel 3G Portal while in testing. The service is now officially launched and tariff announced, with comparison to BSNL 3G offering I am not excited with Airtel's 3G rate-card as posted ahead.
Compare these plans to BSNL 3G data plans (Rs. 1399/- for unlimited data) and given the condition that users can now opt for BSNL retaining their existing phone numbers thanks to nation-wide Mobile Number Portability (MNP), I guess Airtel will have a tough time selling there 3G services to customers at these rates.
To activate Airtel 3G simply SMS 3G to 121.