Aircel launches 3G services unlimited at 2G prices to prevent bill shock

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16 Feb 2012
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Aircel, a leading telecom player with Pan-India operations has for the first time ever in India launched 3G services at 2G prices.

Aircel which pioneered the Pocket Internet with unlimited usage has extended the Unlimited usage to this new product as well named 3G Aircel Pocket Internet Smart. The product is available in the 13 circles where it has 3G license. This Data Card will work on 3G and 2G networks seamlessly with no usage restriction on any devices.

Aircel has launched this product building further on its POCKET INTERNET proposition which stirred India’s imagination 3 years ago with its affordable data plans and unlimited usage.

Aircel expects that with this new plan more people in the country will be able to benefit from the power of internet at affordable prices and peace of mind from bill shock. Considering the vastness of India, Aircel believes that the only way to reach internet to the masses in a cost effective way is through wireless networks and will constantly endeavour to provide data at affordable prices.

Anupam Vasudev, Head Marketing, Aircel, said, “The 3G Aircel Pocket Internet Smart is an Industry first with an aim to offer a world of possibilities through the power of Internet at an extremely affordable price and thus empower the Youth of the country”.
Aircel cuts 3G tariffs, offers 1GB of data at Rs. 198

Days after telecom operators such as Airtel, RCom and Idea announced slashing their 3G tariffs, Aircel has also revised its 3G tariffs. Aircel's revised 3G plans are available in the 13 circles, where it owns 3G licences. The operator has also announced four new unlimited data card plans.

The cheapest data plan from Aircel is “3G Aircel Pocket Internet Smart”, under which users can access unlimited high speed Internet for Rs. 8, with a validity of one day. But there's a catch as well. Users can enjoy high-speed 3G connection, up to 3.6 MBps, till 50MB. After that, speed will be throttled to 128 KBps.

Aircel is also offering a Rs. 18 plan, which gives 500 MB of 3G data, for three days of validity. Other two unlimited plans are Rs. 198 and Rs. 999. Aircel is offering 1GB of 3G data for Rs. 198, with validity of 30 days. The Rs. 999 plan features 7.2 MBps speed till 10GB, with validity of 30 days.

Earlier, Airtel, which became the first operator to launch 4G services in India, kicked off a 3G price war by slashing tariffs by a whopping 70 percent. As expected, other operators also joined the race. Vodafone and Idea have recently revised their data plans.

If you are still looking for an affordable 3G tariff plan, read More 3G for less: Which plans make sense for you?. Meanwhile check out Aircel's revised 3G tariffs in the table below:


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