Airtel 3g Tariff and Plans



Airtel 3g Tariff and Plans and Vodafone 3g Tariff is not that great at all. Airtel 3g was one of the first in the country and still they are yet to stabilize the plans and make it more affordable.

You can start using 3g on your Airtel sim for just 9 rupees but then I don’t know if it is anything more than a trial pack. Also check out the Vodafone 3g Tariff and plans, it’s not great either.

Till then I guess you can Airtel GPRS which is affordable and pretty good actually, check out the Airtel GPRS settings.

After all the scams in the telecom network Airtel 3g is struggling to capture the market in my opinion. If you want a sneak peak of the Airtel 3g Tariff then take a look at the below chart:

Airtel 3g Tariff

Airtel 3G is here in Bangalore. To subscribe to a 3G pack that suits you, SMS 3G to 121 or call 12134
Pack Type
Maximum Service Charge
Prepaid Postpaid
Free Data Validity Data Browsing charges
Sachet Rs.9 10 MB 1 day Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges of 30p/20KB will apply
Rs.60 65 MB 3 days
Rs.45 30 min 1 day Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges of Rs3/min will apply
Standard Rs.103 Rs.100 100 MB 30 days Post expiry of free data usage, browsing charges of 30p/20KB will apply
Rs.200 Rs.200 250 MB 30 days
Rs.450 Rs.450 600 MB 30 days
Rs.750 Rs.750 2 GB 30 days
FlexiShield Rs.675 Rs.675 1.25 GB After 1.25GB, VBC of 1p/100KB upto a max shield (amount) of Rs 2000. Post hitting the shield value, enjoy free unlimited browsing at 20Kbps speed, validity 30 days.
Volume Based Charging Packs
3G Value Pack
Rs.13 0 20 days 15p/20KB
Rs.20 0 30 days 15p/20KB
Pay as you go
0 0 0 30p/20KB
Video Call 5p/sec , valid on Local, STD & Roaming
salient features of the flexishield pack:
*Provides you flexibility to start from a lower rent and pay as per usage, instead of committing a higher rent upfront. When your total data bill reaches Rs. 2000, you can continue using data absolutely
free, though at a  reduced speed of 20 Kbps.

Since maximum data bill is capped, hence it shields you against a Bill Shock.

terms & conditions
» You will not need to change your SIM card to enjoy airtel 3G services.
» You will require a 3G enabled handset & airtel 3G network to enjoy airtel3G services – we recommend you to go for a HSPA handset, to truly enjoy the power of airtel 3G.
» All packs will work on both handset and dongles and other 3G enabled devices like tablets/laptop etc.
» Video call will be activated by default once customer is activated on 3G.
» ISD video calls are not allowed.
» National roaming on 3G is available only on airtel 3G network.
» Free data usage available in 3G data packs is not applicable while national and international roaming. Browsing charges of 30p/20KB will apply while roaming on airtel networks in India.
» Video calls are NOT guaranteed on international roaming but might be successful in some networks.
» Video calls if successful will be charged as per the visited network tariff.
» Daily pack will lapse on day of recharge i.e. valid upto 23:59 hrs on the day of recharge.
» You cannot recharge a data pack with another data pack till previous balance is above 50MB.
» On recharge with new data pack (when balance less than 50MB)/change in existing pack, earlier data balance available in your account will be forfeited.
» Actual Internet speed would depend on multiple factors like device, web pages accessed, time of day, number of simultaneous users etc.
» Free data usage bundled with any existing offer including handset offers, will not be part of 3G services packs, unless mentioned explicitly.
» Services on the airtel 3G USB internet modem are subject to airtel 3G network availability.

As of now Airtel 3g is present in these areas:


I just hope that the Airtel 3g tariff is slashed so that it can be affordable. Do let us know if you use Airtel 3g and if you like the Airtel 3g Tariff and if you like it or not.

<source: Airtel, fonearena>


  • Tech Crates

    Tariff is the main drawback…I prefer waiting till they slash the tariffs