New Delhi: Bharti Airtel is offering free 4G hotspot device for trial to its subscribers with door step delivery. This initiative is aimed to increase the uptake of its 4G services.
The move is being made at the time when its rival Reliance Jio is reportedly preparing to launch commercial 4G services in select cities.
Also, according to a latest report from The Hindu Business Line, Reliance Jio has started shipping 4G SIM cards to Reliance Digital Stores along with Customers Application Forms (CAFs) across the country. The company will offer the 4G SIMs for free to buyers of its LYF and other 4G handsets throughout the country.
The Airtel offer will allow users to avail 4G services on the Airtel 4G hotspot device for a data limit of 2 GB for a period of three days. According to the company website, the 4G services cannot be recharged or topped-up once the 2 GB data limit has been exhausted within the offer period.
Airtel also said that if the subscriber is willing to avail the offer the customer will need to give a refundable security deposit of Rs. 2,300 against which he/she will be provided one Airtel 4G hotspot device. It also added that if the subscriber wishes to continue using the 4G services on the Airtel 4G hotspot device, it will purchase a new connection from Airtel under his/her name.