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Does your Internet connection rock?

by Vidya Sury August 12, 2015 0 comment
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I took the #Airtel4GSpeedTest and loved it.

First off, let me say I am a big fan of Airtel. I’ve been using their broadband connection since the year 2000. That’s 15 years of a great relationship!

Then I got my first mobile phone in 2003 with an Airtel 2G SIM card. Everyone in my family has one (or two) too. I fondly recall how even their 2G speeds were pretty good for checking email when I had to check mail on my phone in a pinch.

Then came 3G, bearing good news of smoother on-the-go data connections. So imagine my excitement when 4G popped up as a recommendation while topping up my data plan last week! Of course I procrastinated as usual.

Then Life gave me a bit of a push when I had to get my son a local SIM in Chandigarh to use on campus.

The Airtel vendor recommended a 4G SIM and since his phone was compatible, we got it. Next, he wanted to install WHATSAPP on it – such a convenient way to stay connected as he is going to be away from home. Naturally I want to know if he ate on time, if he is okay, if his classes went well, if he drank enough water….. oh you know the drill! When you have a smartphone, I believe that having the right apps makes all the difference, along with the data speed.

I happened to be browsing through my Twitter feed and saw tweets with the #Airtel4GSpeedTest. Curious, I dug deeper to learn that Airtel is running a first of its kind direct twitter response campaign where users tweet to Airtel in a given format to find out how long a particular app will take to download on 4g vs 3g vs 2g.

Like this:

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Now I know that Airtel is the first in the market with 4G and I wanted to test it myself and quickly sent @AirtelIndia this tweet:

And before I could take my finger off my screen, pat came the response from @airtelindia with a Twitpic infographic

Couldn’t wait to get started.

We got the app installed in seconds and I am enjoying the results. The college campus is beautiful with a large variety of birds – some of you may have seen the photos I posted on Instagram and Facebook when I was there. I am now happily anticipating staying in touch with my son seamlessly, thanks to 4G. For his part, he is looking forward to browsing online and finding info quickly.

Do you use 4G? It is easy.

Indeed. I do know how fast Airtel 4G is! I followed the link in their tweet and here is what I saw: Check if you are 4G ready. I put in my phone number and here’s what I got


If you have a 4G device with a 3G plan, you can access 4G speeds instantly with the 4G SIM. Just request Airtel for one and they’ll bring it to your doorstep for free.

You can get 4G for the price of 3G.

Visit Airtel 4G, scroll down the page to see unlimited plans and other goodies.

Keep it up, Airtel!

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