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    Becomes the first operator to enable customers of Kakinada to enjoy the benefits of a smart city seamlessly

      

    Kakinada, February 17, 2016: Airtel, India’s no. 1 operator and the third largest mobile services provider globally with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of its high speed 4G services in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. The launch marks the expansion of Airtel’s 4G footprints in the state and will be extended to customers in other parts of the state in the months to come. With Airtel 4G, customers can experience high speed wireless broadband on Airtel 4G and get on to the digital superhighway to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles.

     

    Commenting on the launch of Airtel 4G, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bharti Airtel Ltd said, I am delighted to announce that Airtel is extending the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network to the customers of Kakinada and taking the lead in introducing customers to their first ever experience of blazing 4G speeds. We are proud that Airtel becomes the first operator to enable customers of Kakinada to enjoy the benefits of a “smart city” through this seamless mobile internet service. This network will be the backbone for future technology, modernization and improvements to the city.

     

    Customers can leverage a host of strategic initiatives by Airtel as part of its 4G rollout:

     

    Unmatched value

    • 4G at 3G prices: Airtel customers can enjoy 4G at 3G data prices with prepaid packs starting at INR 21. Prepaid customers using 4G compatible devices can also enjoy a special 4G double data offers.

    Seamless customer experience

    • Instant SIM swap in minutes
      1. SMS SIM <20-digit SIM Number> to 121 from your Airtel mobile
      2. Reply 1 to confirmation SMS and wait for phone to get disconnected from network
      3. Insert 4G SIM, switch on handset- select LTE in network settings
    • Free Home delivery of SIMs -www.airtel.in/4g/sim-swap
     

    For more information, visit www.airtel.in/4g.

     
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    About Bharti airtel Limited

    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 346 million customers across its operations at the end of November 2015. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com