airtel 3G launched in Karnataka

airtel-new-logo-1 airtel 3G is now available in Karnataka. airtel today announced the launch of its 3G service in India – bringing the airtel internet experience on 3G first to Karnataka – its largest circle by revenue market share.  airtel is targeting to launch in all 13 3G license circles by March 2011. 

Announcing this, Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO – Bharti airtel Ltd (India & South Asia) said, “It is indeed the start of a new era when 3G services in India roll out on airtel’s network. World over ‘Data traffic’ on the back of high speed internet and use of social networking has already exceeded the ‘Voice traffic’. India is ushering in the domain – though later than most of the world – but no doubt we will catch up at a much faster speed. 3G is much more than a technology migration – it is a transformational shift – and airtel’s focus would be to bring to its customers an enriched user experience on the back of a world class delivery network. I welcome all 745 million mobile customers of the country to be a part of this journey with airtel!”

airtel has announced two categories of 3G Plans
Time-based plans for light users of data – where usage and billing will be by hour
Flexi-shield plans for heavy users of data – where usage and billing will be capped

airtel 3G customers will be empowered to manage their 3G data usage alert and prevent ‘bill shock’ with proactive, personalized and timely data usage alerts.

We are coming up with more details on airtel 3G plans soon.