What good is a gun without the bullets? And what good is a 3G phone without the 3G network? No good. Airtel which has successfully bid for the spectrum in 13 circles is getting ready for the 3G launch. Airtel’s homepage has a 3G ready check and a pre-order form to get the services.
BSNL and MTNL already have 3G services but they were plagued by poor marketing. I took BSNL 3G pre-paid connection and it never activated. After two recharges, I gave up. I wouldn’t given up if it was any other company. Only BSNL gets that distinction. Not that I don’t care about the money but just that I care about my time more. I don’t expect a similar experience with Airtel. My current connection is Airtel which would make things easier by not going for two phones – 1 for 2G and 1 for 3G.
There are way too many phones launched with 3G capability and none are actually using it. All the vendors are lining up their phone and tablet launches. There are 3 tablets/phones which are launched with 3G capability – Dell Streak, OlivePad and Nokia N8 – which need 3G to really be useful. And 3G phones are not just the expensive kind, there are 3G phones available in all kinds of prices, shapes and colors.
As per Airtel, my phone is ready for 3G services :
Go check your phone compatibility and pre-book a 3G connection here. I have rolled in for the launch and Airtel has spectrum in the Karnataka circle. Since Bangalore being one of the top metros, I expect to get the connection. Watch this space for more reviews and updates.
Be the first one to experience 3G
Thanks to the tweet of @varukrish .