India started offering Airtel 5G Plus on Thursday. The phone company said that its 5G services have started to roll out in 8 cities in India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, and Varanasi. Customers of Airtel in these cities will be able to use the 5G network if they are close to 5G towers. Airtel is rolling out its services slowly, so it may be a while before you can use your smartphone to get 5G speeds from Airtel. So, will you be able to use Airtel 5G services with your current 4G data plan? Airtel knows what to do.
Will Airtel 5G Plus work with the data plans you already have?
Yes, Airtel says that customers with 5G smartphones will be able to use high-speed Airtel 5G Plus on their current 4G data plans until the rollout is more widespread. This means that you won’t have to pay more to use Airtel 5G for the time being. Airtel will offer 5G plans once the service is available to more people. Reports say that the prices for Airtel 5G plans will be the same as the prices for 4G plans. The phone company said that its Airtel 5G Plus services have started to roll out in 8 cities in India.
Does Airtel 5G require a new 5G SIM card?
No, Airtel has made it clear that you don’t need a new SIM card to use their 5G services. If you have a 5G phone and are near a 5G tower. Your current SIM card will be upgraded to 5G automatically. Airtel 5G services won’t be available to iPhone users until Apple sends them an update over-the-air. “Except for the iPhone, all 5G-ready Android phones from all OEMs can connect to the Airtel 5G network,” Airtel’s Chief Technology Officer Randeep Sekhon recently told The Indian Express.
Cities that have Airtel 5G Plus in the first phase
As of today, Airtel 5G Plus services will be available in 8 cities:
Airtel is building its 5G network in these 8 cities right now and hopes to finish in the next few weeks. In the coming months, Airtel will bring its 5G network to more cities, and by March 2024, it should be available everywhere in India.