Airtel is set to expand 4G footprint across Himachal Pradesh in over 100 locations/towns

Invites customers to upgrade their existing SIMs to 4G ready USIMs free of cost

Airtel pioneered the roll out of 4G services in the state

Shimla, 19 September, 2016: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today said that it plans to soon launch 4G services in over 100 towns/locations across Himachal Pradesh. Customers can now upgrade their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store. Airtel 4G ready USIMs will be available in towns/locations including Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Chamba, Kangra, Dalhousie,  Kasauli, Kullu, Manali, Nahan, Palampur, Bilaspur, Barotiwala, Nalagarh, Parwanoo, Chintpurni, Jwalaji, Baijnath,  Gagal, Jogindarnagar, Mc Leodganj, Bir Billing, Sanjauli, Rehog, Jubbal, Barog, Nadaun, Nerchowk, Mashobra, Chamba Ghat, Boiloganj,  Kala-amb, Narkanda, Yoi, Rampur, Rohru, Seoni, Sundarnagar, Theog, Jabli, Kufri, Arki, Bakloh, Bhuntar, Amb, Una, Indora, Bandla, Banikhet, Koldam, Kumarhatti, Sarahan, Chunjar, Ladsa, Manpura, Dugaseri, Chewri, Baldeyan, Bota, Chougan, Moginand, Paprola, Thana, NagrotaSurian, Dhalli, Khalini, Chota Shimla, Kasumpti, Vikas Nagar, Mehli, BhattaKufer, Semetry, BCS, New Shimla, Lower Khalini, Tutti Kandi, Kachhi Ghati, SankatMochan, Tara Devi, Chakkar, Totu, Dhanda, Dharari, Anadel, Kaithu, Lower Kaithu, Jakhu, Raj Bawan, Lakkar Bazar, Ridge, Lower Bazar, Middle Bazar, Ram Bazar, Rijhana Gaon, Pantha Ghati, Doordarshan, Sangti, Ramnagar, Devnagar and Phagli.

Airtel is set to expand 4G footprint across Himachal Pradesh in over 100 locations/towns

With the USIM upgrade, customers can continue enjoying their existing 2G/3G services, while staying ready to experience Airtel 4G from the day of its launch. Airtel 4G is currently available to customers in Shimla, Baddi, Mandi and Solan.

On the occasion,Manu Sood, Hub CEO - Upper North, Bharti Airtel said, “We are inviting data savvy customers across Himachal Pradesh to be 4G ready with a simple upgrade to an Airtel USIM. We look forward to serving our customers with world-class services on Airtel 4G network.”  

Airtel 4G will allow customers to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images.  

The launch of Airtel 4G across Himachal Pradesh is be a part of Project Leap – Airtel’s nation-wide network transformation initiative. With a planned investment of Rs. 60,000 Crores over the next three years, Project Leap is a strategic company initiative aimed at perceptibly improving its network quality and delivering the best customer experience.  

Seamless customer experience

·   Instant SIM upgrade in minutes 

1.                        SMS SIM <20-digit SIM Number> to 121 from your Airtel mobile 

2.                        Reply 1 to confirmation SMS and wait for phone to get disconnected from network

3.                        Insert 4G SIM for regular usage. After 4G launch - select LTE in network settings on phone

·   Home delivery of SIMs

About Bharti Airtel                       

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 359 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2016.