The recently sophisticated network 5G was launched by the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi on October 1st, this year. Now, Airtel is the first telecom operator to introduce 5G services in India officially. Airtel 5G Plus service has been launched by one of the biggest telecom operators in the country in 8 cities.
Meanwhile, Reliance Jio is rolling out 5G service in 4 cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Varanasi. Reliance Jio has also launched the Jio 5G Welcome Offer under which eligible users get unlimited 5G data and 1gbps data speed free of cost until the company announces 5G plans in India.
The 8 cities in which Airtel 5G service is available are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi. Airtel customers living in either of the 8 cities with a 5G smartphone can use Airtel 5G Plus. It should also be noted that not all 5G smartphones in India can run Airtel 5G service.
People do not need a new SIM to use Airtel 5G service on the phone. Users who already have a 4G SIM can use 5G on their phone. Airtel hasn’t rolled out any 5G plans for now. It has confirmed that users can enjoy Airtel 5G Plus on their current data plans until 5G plans are launched and 5G services are available across India.