Airtel has launched its 4G LTE trails in Shillong, which becomes the first city in North East to get Airtel 4G in the country. It already launched 4G trails in Rourkela, Tumkur, Manipal, Udupi, Hubli, Dharwad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Vizag, Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Mumbai. For existing Airtel customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G.
Flipkart will be offering Airtel 4G with double data benefits for customers buying select Flipkart-exclusive 4G handsets including smartphone from Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo, Asus and Huawei. Samsung will also offer double data on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones.
Customers who have a smartphone with 4G support can upgrade to a 4G SIM at their nearest Airtel retail touch points in Shillong. You can head to airtel.in/4g/ from your phone, select Shillong, select 4G for mobile, enter your mobile number and request for a 4G compatible SIM.
Commenting on the launch, Saurabh Goel, CEO – Assam and North East, Bharti Airtel Limited said:
As customers in India show an increasing propensity for consuming data services, we at Airtel are excited to take the lead in introducing the market to the power of blazing 4G speeds. Today, as we launch Airtel 4G trials exclusively for our existing customers in Shillong, our customers in the city will be uniquely positioned to experience faster 4G speeds and wider network coverage – thus delivering a superior 4G experience. We are committed to building a world class 4G network and we will seek feedback from our customers during this trial phase.