After the 5G was greenlit earlier this month, Airtel soon commenced its nationwide rollout. In the first phase of rollouts, Airtel is offering the service in eight Indian cities. Named ‘Airtel 5G Plus’, the service is currently only available to select eligible Airtel customers in those 8 cities. If you’re an Airtel user you’re most likely interested in availing the service. In this article, we show you how to apply for Airtel 5G Plus.
Here’s how you can activate 5G network on your smartphone
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Connections.
Step 2: Tap on Mobile Network and select Network Mode.
Step 3: Choose 5G/LTE/3G/2G (autoconnect).
Your smartphone will automatically switch to a 5G network when it becomes available. Make sure that your smartphone is 5G enabled.
Here’s how you can apply for Airtel 5G network
Currently, Airtel is rolling out its 5G service in a phased manner. This means that not all Airtel users across the country will get access to it all at once. In the first phase of the rollout, Airtel users across 8 cities can avail the network’s 5G services. These cities include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur, and Varanasi. Airtel plans on reaching more cities by the end of the year. If you’re an Airtel user in one of the cities mentioned above, you need to check whether you’re available for the 5G service. Here’s how you can do that.
Step 1: Download and install the Airtel Thanks app from Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the Airtel Thanks app and click on the ‘5G Plus’ banner on the home page.
Step 3: The app will check whether Airtel 5G Plus is available in your city and if you are one of the eligible users.
If you’re one of the lucky eligible users, you can start using Airtel 5G Plus right away. Since Airtel hasn’t announced out any 5G Plus plans yet, you will not have to pay any extra charges on top of your existing 4G plan.
Once you’ve started using Airtel 5G Plus, you can check the speed on the Ookla Speed Test app. You can also use the Ookla app to check whether Airtel 5G is available in your area. Simply click on the ‘Maps’ option at the bottom right corner of the screen. The dark blue areas around your location signify the presence of a 5G network.
This is how you can apply for Airtel 5G Plus network. The next phases will cover more Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the country. According to Airtel, their 5G service will be available nationwide by March 2024. If you’re a Jio user and want to know how to apply for their 5G service, read our article here.