Airtel Upgrades (doubles) Broadband Speed For Existing Customers For Free!

Bharti Airtel is on its preternatural move on upgrading broadband speeds of its existing customers (on 64, 128, 256 Kbps) to a minimum of 512 Kbps by the end of June, 2010. Furthermore, customers currently on 512 Kbps plans and 1Mbps plans will have their speeds doubled to 1Mbps and 2Mbps respectively. These upgrades come at no extra cost to existing customers.

My 256 Kbps plan hasn’t got its kick yet, but one of my friend’s (256Kbps) plan has already got it. He received a mail from Airtel stating about the upgrades and is now experiencing an average download speed of 60 Kbps. (Previously it was 30 Kbps)

SpeedTest details conducted at his end (Wireless):

SpeedTest conducted from my side:

Additionally, Airtel also announced the ‘Impatience Plans’, by offering 4 Mbps speed plans starting at a path breaking Rs. 899/month. The Impatience Plans will be available in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

K Srinivas, Joint President-Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel said,

We are delighted to provide superior internet browsing experience to our customers through these high speed plans. Massifying broadband experience in India has been the pivotal to Airtel’s strategy for Broadband. These initiatives bring in a new paradigm for broadband in India.

‘Impatience Plan’ Details:

Plan Name Impatience 899 Impatience 1099 Impatience 1399 Impatience 1799
Speed 4 Mbps 4 Mbps 4 Mbps 4 Mbps
Rental (Rs.) 899 1099 1399 1799
High Speed Download (in GB) 6 12 25 50
Option 1: Unlimited Data Transfer Plan Post Hi Speed download continue browsing @ 256 Kbps
Option 2: Continuous High Speed Plan Continue at 4 Mbps @ 10 paise/MB per additional MB (Post High Speed download)
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  • http://dhempe.com dhempe

    how do I apply for the same?

  • http://www.theopinion.in Vishal

    That is a great news…I have a 256 kbps connection…I’ll check it right away.

    Thanks for the info :)

  • http://twitter.com/joelfernandes Joel

    You don’t have to apply for it, Hrish. According to them, the upgrades will be done automatically :)

    @Vishal Sure. No problem :)

  • http://1stblogger.com/ Rakesh Solanki

    It’s definitely a good news for Airtel users, i wish that vodafone also launch this kind of service or offer, thanks for updates.

  • http://www.aisajib.com Sajib

    I wish we here at Bangladesh had such speed. :(