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Mobile India Exclusive: Aircel Launches ICR 3G Service in Delhi

Mobile India exclusive: Aircel quietly launches 3G services in Delhi. In my last post I talked about Aircel was about to launch 3G service in Delhi. But I was surprised to see their banners when they are yet to announce it.
On trying to activate 3g via normal process I send “START 3G” to 121 but got the message that it’s not available in your area.

However on tariff page of Aircel 3G Delhi site tariff plan activation process was mentioned. So I thought why not to test it with lowest denomination mentioned on their site with an Aircel Delhi sim I have.
Rs.9 pack gives 40MB 3G data valid for 1 day and to activate via ussd code I dialed *121*009# as mentioned on their website and got this message.
aircel 3g activation
I activated the pack with option 1 and few mins got this message.
aircel 3g delhi

Voilla my 3g services got activated.
I manually tried to latch to Reliance 3G network and it was successful.
aircel 3g delhi
Reliance 3G network now show up as Aircel 3G on doing manual search of network.
To confirm I checked my ip address and network.
aircel 3g delhi
finally checked details of ip address from last screenshot of hspa network and its showing Aircel Delhi as you can see in screen below.
aircel 3g delhi

To check data balance *125# works but *126*6# mentions 3g balance to know diff from 2g balance.
aircel 3g delhi

Tariff plan of Aircel is same to what it offers in other states but higher than Reliance 3G in delhi which is kind of expected. Though Rs.123 offers 500MB data rather than Reliance 400MB data also 10MB per day free for whatsapp and facebook add to the value. And cheaper than other three pvt operators Airtel Idea Vodafone.

MRP Rs.9 Data: 40MB Validity: 1day Activate via Paper voucher or dial *121*009#
MRP Rs.28 Data: 125MB Validity: 3days Activate via Paper voucher or etop or dial *121*028#
MRP Rs.44 Data: 200M Validity: 7days Activate via etopup or dial *121*044#
MRP Rs.123 Data: 500MB Validity: 30days Activate via etopup or dial *121*123#
MRP Rs.147 Data: 700MB Validity: 30days Activate via etopup or dial *121*147#
MRP Rs.198 Data: 1GB Validity: 30days Activate via etopup or dial *121*198#

Valid for all above 3G STV
– Post Free data charges @ 2p/10 kb on 3G and 10p/10 kb on 2G
– 10MB data per day on Facebook and WhatsApp access (includes both 2G and 3G)
– On 3G network & 2G Intra circle roaming: Voice calls(local and STD) at 1p/sec;
– On home network: Voice calls as per tariff plan/STV/CV.
– Calls to US/Canada at 1p/sec on 3G network and 2G ICR.
– Video Calls at Rs. 3/min
– Local and National SMS on 3G network: 50p/SMS
– Local and National SMS on home network and 2G ICR: as per tariff plan/STV/CV.

Of above mentioned tariff I can confirm 1p per sec only to Mobile not landline. Calls to Landline is being charged 3paise per second which is nowhere mentioned. Even to USA/canada 1p per second tariff without any STV is working which I can confirm. Which is still good tariff without any STV.

Aircel to launch 3G services in Delhi ncr

Aircel is soon to launch 3G services in Delhi Gurgaon Noida Ghaziabad Faridabad etc ncr towns. We recently notices Aircel distributing banners to its dealers and also on road side mentioning Aircel 3G. This will be first launch by Aircel on Icra network of Reliance 3G network.
Hopefully tariff of Aircel would be cheaper for its smartphone customers to afford.

Aircel no1 in j&k floods Airtel Vodafone Idea stuck

Aircel 3G is only operator network said to be working in Srinagar during September 2014 floods. It is said because of placement of Aircel towers at higher altitude it was still working while erst while Airtel, Idea , Vodafone and even Bsnl equipment drowned in floods.

Hopefully this will show in future when more kashmiri will opt for Aircel rather than current no 1 Airtel.