Airtel 5G Plus available in 8 cities from Thursday

Bharti Airtel on Thursday launched 5G Plus services in eight Indian cities. Customers of these cities will soon start enjoying 5G networks gradually.
As the company promises, the speed of 5G services will be 20 to 30 times faster than the current speed. It will also provide a great voice experience and a super fast call connection.
Airtel 5G Plus will enable super-fast access to HD video streaming, gaming, multi-chat, instant photo uploading, and more.
“Airtel 5G Plus is poised to redefine the way people communicate, live, work, connect and play for years to come,” said Gopal Vittal, Managing Director, and CEO, of Bharti Airtel.

The list of these eight cities

    1. Delhi
    2. Bombay
    3. Chennai
    4. Bengaluru
    5. Hyderabad
    6. Siliguri
    7. Nagpur and
    8. Varanasi

The company claimed that all major cities and urban areas of India will get 5G services by December 2023. The rollout across India will be completed by March 2024, the company added.

To access 5G services, users will not need to change their SIM card as the existing 4G SIM card now supports 5G.

How to activate a 5G network on a smartphone

After the company rolls out 5G services in your location, you need to activate the 5G network on your smartphone to enjoy high-speed internet.

The steps to activate the 5G network

  • Open the settings on your mobile phone.
  • Tap on ‘mobile network’ and select ‘SIM’ and then tap on ‘preferred network type’.
  • Select 5G from the list of network types to activate new services.

Which smartphones support Airtel 5G services in India?

Although users do not need to change their SIM card to start using 5G services, they must switch to 5G-enabled smartphones to enjoy high-speed internet provided by the advanced network.

5G-enabled smartphones from OPPO, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, and Vivo support Airtel 5G.

Airtel 5G Tariffs

The company has not yet announced 5G tariff plans. Customers are said to be able to enjoy 5G plus on their existing data plans until the broad rollout.

Even after the rollout of 5G tariff plans, telcos — Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone — are expected to initially offer services at affordable prices.