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4G iPhone : Tariffs
monthly plans

Existing as well as new customers can choose to take the following 3G replica 4G plans:

plans (Rs.) benefit (GBs)
250 1
450 2
650 3
750 4
850 5
950 6
1250 8
1500 10

Standard VBC charges apply on 250, 450 & 1500 plans
Speed drops to 80kbps after the free data quota

New customers can take the replica of MyPlan at same tariffs as 3G. The above plans will work as boosters in MyPlan. If you are already on a 3G plan, you will starting getting 4G on the same plan once you upgrade to a 4G ready SIM.

advanced rental plans
description postpaid prepaid
monthly charges (Rs.) 999 999
advance rental for 12 months (Rs.) 11988 11988
free Data per month 2 GB of 3G/4G data 2 GB of 3G/4G data
talktime per month (Rs.) 450 549
local call tariff 40p/min as per plan opted by the subscriber
STD call tariff 75p/min as per plan opted by the subscriber
SMS tariff (local and national) 50p/sms as per plan opted by the subscriber
Activation process 1.Scratch the Unique Code inside the voucher
2.SMS Cashback(space)<Unique Code> to 121
1.Dial 123 from your phone
2.Press ok and then press 2 for recharge option
3. Enter the 16 digit pin number

Now get Rs.4500 off on iPhone 5S (4G) and iPhone 4S on the Rs.999-12 month advance rental plan @Rs.11,988. For more details, visit your nearest airtel relationship centre.

4G iPhone : FAQs
What all can I do with airtel 4G on my smartphone?

4G offers 5 times faster than 3G speeds which mean you get the fastest ever mobile internet experience on your smartphone via 4G. With these speeds, you will be powered with an awesome internet experience like never before. You can do all of the following activities with much more ease:

a) High-speed internet access on your mobile
b) Access rich content and multimedia applications e.g.: Movies, HD videos, e-learning, HD content and more
c) Multiple downloads of heavy files, high definition multimedia content at the same time will be possible
d) Higher uplink and downlink speeds
e) Seamless online streaming – ZERO buffering
f) High definition online gaming
g) Become a high-speed hotspot, share your 4G speeds with your friends by tethering on your iPhone

What kind of speed can I expect with 4G on my Smartphone?

4G LTE is the fastest wireless internet service. However, being a wireless technology-bandwidth the delivered speeds depends on many network conditions like number of simultaneous users etc. 4G provides 5 times faster speeds than 3G which means an amazing internet experience.

How does my existing iPhone 5C/5S become 4G enabled.

Apple has sent carrier settings to the iPhone customers with LTE supported models of iPhone (5C/5S) who will be able to connect to Airtel’s fast LTE network.

The carrier settings will enable LTE on the iphone. If customers want to do this immediately, they should first update to the latest version of iOS, then tap Settings > General > About and follow the prompt to complete the update.

What is the pre-requisite to use 4G on my iPhone 5C/5S?

After updating the setting on your iPhone 5C/5S, you can use 4G services on iPhone after having a 4G Ready SIM. If you are an existing Airtel 3G customer, you will be migrated to a replica 4G plan automatically at no extra cost. Your plan rental and benefit will remain the same; however you will start experiencing thrilling 4G speeds on your iPhone.

How can I buy a new 4G connection for my Smartphone?

Presently airtel 4G offers are available only on Apple iPhone 5C & 5S smartphone. If you want to buy a new 4G connection, please visit our nearest airtel store or send 4G to 53636 so that our representative can explain how to activate 4G.

How can I get a 4G ready SIM, if I already have an iPhone 5S/5C?

If you are an existing Airtel customer, you can visit a nearby Airtel Relationship outlet where our representative will exchange your existing SIM with a 4G ready SIM, just carry your photograph, address proof and identity proof for a seamless SIM swap. After a few hours SIM swap will be executed and you can use 4G on your iPhone 5S/5C.

If you are not an Airtel customer and have an iPhone 5S/5C, to use amazing 4G internet on your smartphone, just walk in to an Airtel store to get an attractive 4G plan. You can also drop us a request by sending SMS 4G to 53636 and our representative will assist you for a home visit to get you a new 4G SIM and connection.

Do I need a new connection for using 4G on my Smartphone?

No, if you are an existing airtel Bangalore 3G customer, you may please visit our nearest airtel store to get a 4G Ready SIM on your existing connection, to enable 4G services on your 4G enabled smartphone. This will involve a SIM swap process for which you would be required to provide a photograph, address proof and ID proof.

How will I know that Airtel 4G is active on my number?

Once you are on 4G network you will notice 4G or LTE written near the network bar displayed at the top of you smartphone. It will be displayed only when you are on 4G network and a 4G SIM and a 4G enabled device. Please enable LTE on your iPhone by going to: SETTINGS > CELLULAR/MOBILE >ENABLE LTE

Will I be able to use airtel 4G LTE on roaming, will there be roaming charges?

You will be able to use 4G on roaming only in areas have 4G network. There will not be any extra roaming charges on your 4G data usage.

In the absence of 4G network, you will fall back to 3G/2G.

Will I be able to make / receive voice calls or send / receive SMS on airtel 4G LTE?

Yes you would be able to make calls and send/receive SMS. As soon as you initiate/receive call there will be automatic network fallback from 4G to 3G/2G to take the voice calls, once you are done with the call you will automatically latch on to 4G network for your internet/data experience.

Is 4G on Smartphone also available on prepaid?

Yes 4G is also available on prepaid on iPhone 5S/5C. All existing 3G recharges are enabled with 4G. So if you switch to a 4G ready SIM and do your next recharge, you will start getting 4G on your smartphone. You need have a 4G SIM before doing your next recharge to get 4G provisioned on your number.

How do I recharge my airtel 4G LTE prepaid number?

You can recharge your 4G data from a retailer or a nearby Airtel outlet. All 3G recharges are now 4G/3G recharges.

Will 4G eat up my data faster and I will get huge bills?

4G tariffs are exactly similar to 3G tariffs, hence your bill will depend on your usage only. 4G speeds are faster and hence the more data you browse, the more data you consume out of your respective plan. It is suggested to use the plan option which is according to your monthly data requirement on your smartphone. If you do consume your data quota, you'll have options to upgrade your tariff plan, and you also have the option to buy smartbytes/top-ups to continue on hi-speed 4G internet experience.

What plans are available on 4G data on my smartphone once I am enabled on 4G with a 4G Ready SIM?

Existing as well as new customers can choose to take the following 3G replica 4G plans:

Plans (Rs.) Benefit (GBs) Bill Cap (Rs.)
250 1 1000
450 2 1500
650 3 Unlimited
750 4 Unlimited
850 5 Unlimited
950 6 Unlimited
1250 8 Unlimited
1500 10 5000

VBC charging of 3p/10KB after free quota on bill cap plans
Speed drops to 80kbps after the free data quota

New customers can take the replica of MyPlan at same tariffs as 3G. The above plans will work as boosters in MyPlan. If you are already on a 3G plan, you will starting getting 4G on the same plan once you upgrade to a 4G ready SIM.

Can I disable 4G on my iPhone and use only 3G/2G?

Yes, you can. However this is not an Airtel service feature. This is a feature available on your handset. Just go to settings on your handset and swipe the Enable LTE feature backwards to disable 4G on your smartphone. This will disable 4G and keep you active on 2G/3G only. Please disable LTE on your iPhone by going to: SETTINGS > CELLULAR/MOBILE >DISABLE LTE

Can I shift to 4G directly from my existing 2G connection?

Yes, you can. For doing the same you will need to switch to a 4G Ready SIM and also get any of the 4G/3G data plans activated on your Airtel connection. Having done these two things, you will be able to experience superfast 4G internet on your 4G enabled iPhone 5S/5C.

Is there any offer on 4G Dongle running with iPhone 5S/5c?

Yes, we have a limited period 4G dongle offer running only for existing airtel 3G postpaid customers who are interested to buy new iPhone 5s/5c. For all airtel postpaid customers who are willing to buy an Apple iPhone 5s/5c, They can get the 4G Dongle at just Rs.500. Please visit the nearest airtel own retail store to avail the limited period offer.

What to do if I get a SIM attached to my iPhone 5S/5C?

The SIM attached to your new iPhone is a 4G ready SIM which will be your gateway to experience 4G data services on your iPhone 5S/5C. Just walk into a nearby Airtel store to switch to the 4G SIM and our Airtel representative will assist you on getting powered on 4G.

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