Airtel today announced that iPhone 5s or 5c users will be able to enjoy 4G services on their device if they reside in Bengaluru. While the launch of 4G service on a mobile phone is certainly good news for Indian consumers, the important part of the announcement is the price, which is same as the current 3G rates.
In short, 3G customers in Bengaluru on iPhone 5s or 5c can start enjoying 4G speeds at same price points as their existing 3G plan/pack. Customers on 2G/GPRS data plans/packs can also opt for any of the 3G plans/packs available and enjoy 4G speeds. In addition to this, Airtel is also introducing a 4G plan giving 10GB of 4G data for Rs. 1,000 while voice calls will be routed on 2G/3G with the CSFB (circuit switched fall back) technology.
To enjoy the 4G service, an iPhone user will need to exchange his current SIM with SIM compatible with 4G services.