July 19, 2019 | 6:47 AM IST
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Free premium subscriptions to Rs 1099 Airtel plan users; Switches off 3G network in Kolkata

Earlier Telecom service provider Bharati Airtel announced that it will give free Netflix, Amazon Prime and Zee5 subscriptions to its broadband users under the revised ‘Airtel Thanks’ rewards programme. All customers on Airtel ‘V-Fibre’ home broadband plans of Rs 1099 and above will enjoy access to the premium content from ZEE5 and Airtel TC besides other offers. 

Meanwhile, in order to further strengthen its 4G network, Bharati Airtel said it switched off its 3G network in Kolkata and has boosted the 900 MHZ band spectrum. However, the company continues to provide 2G services in Kolkata. The 3G customers were informed about the same and requested to upgrade their handsets/SIMs to continue enjoying the services.

This is the first phase-outs of 3G technology globally. The company is positioning the modern L900 technology in the 900 MHz band and Airtel smartphone customers will enjoy superior 4G services.

The service provider is the largest private sector broadband player in India with over 2.3 million customers across 89 cities.

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