Finally airtel has launched in Kerala circle from yesterday midnight. Though airtel doesn’t own its own 3G spectrum in Kerala, like Vodafone launched 3G services in Kerala, airtel is also providing 3G service as Intra Circle Roaming by sharing 3G spectrum of !dea cellular. Initially service will be available only in main cities Trivandrum , Cochin and Calicut(Kozhikkode). Soon all major cities in Kerala will be able to enjoy 3G services from Airtel.
Default 3G tariff is 30p/20KB, so far i am unable to get details other data plans. In order to activate 3G send sms “3G” without quotes to 121. It will take upto 4hrs to get activated. after activation you will get sms with details how to connect to 3G network.
I have activated 3G on my airtel today evening.Mine got activated in seconds. Browsing speed was okie , in my place idea 3G signal is very weak , and mostly no signal so speed test on a PC is not possible now. In coming days i will do tests and will update if found anything special about airtel 3G.