Curtains For Airtel 3G In Karnataka As Telecom Operator Shuts Down Services

Curtains For Airtel 3G In Karnataka As Telecom Operator Shuts Down ServicesBharti Airtel (Representative image) (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

One of India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced that it has shut down its 3G services across Karnataka starting today (19 December), Times of India has reported.

The customers availing 3G services till now will have to migrate to 4G. The telecom operator will continue to offer 2G services to aid its customers who continue to use feature phones.

It was recently reported that Airtel had increased its tariff, following its bitter war with Reliance Jio.

Post the revisions, the current Rs 129 pack for 28 days with unlimited calling, 300 SMS, and 2GB data will cost Rs 148, an Airtel statement said.

Similarly, the plans worth Rs 169 and Rs 199 for 28 days have been merged and a new pack of Rs 248 has been created which would offer the same benefits as the former two, with unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day and 1.5GB data per day.

The Rs 249 worth pack which offered unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 2GB data per day would cost Rs 298, said the statement. Packs which currently cost Rs 448 and 499 for 82 days would now cost Rs 598 and Rs 698 for 84 days.

The current yearly plan worth Rs 1,699 would be charged Rs 2,398, among other rate hikes.