(Last Updated On: July 11, 2016)

Country’s leading telecom operator Airtel, which won the bid to offer public WiFi services in Gurgaon last year, has now launched its free public WiFi.

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This free public WiFi is now available at MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Sector 29 market, and Sarhaul Village. So now the people of the Millennium City would be able enjoy a high-speed internet for free.

However, this public WiFi is not completely free. Just like most of the free public WiFi, this WiFi named as ‘MSG powered by Airtel’ would offer all users 30 minutes of free usage daily.

Post the free usage limit the users can pay a nominal amount to continue using the WiFi. Airtel users will be charged against their data plans while the non-Airtel users can buy WiFi vouchers online. Airtel subscribers can also connect to the WiFi using Airtel Hangout app.

This free WiFi is available to all users having a WiFi compatible device. It is also very easy to access the internet using this free WiFi. All you have to do is enable WiFi on your device, search and connect to a WiFi named as ‘MSG powered by Airtel’. Enter the required details and you’re good to go.

“We are very happy to partner with the Gurgaon administration and enable citizens in the Millennium City to experience world-class internet services on the go,” said Dhruv Bhagat, Airtel Delhi/NCR CEO.

Telenor 4G Launched In Lucknow

After launching its next-generation 4G services based on Lean 4G technologies in Varanasi and Agra cities of Uttar Pradesh, Telenor 4G is now available in capital city of the state, Lucknow.

Telenor 4G Lucknow

Telenor has spectrum holdings in various telecom circles across India like UP West, UP East, Bihar (including Jharkhand), Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

As of now Telenor 4G is present in only in 6 cities which are Varanasi, Agra, Lucknow, Visakhapatnam, Amravati, and Anand.

Telenor is offering its 4G services using narrow-band LTE on 1800 MHz band. The company uses Huawei’s technologyLean GSM’ for optimizing its 4G LTE network.

Telenor has also announced very competitive 4G data plans, but before you check them and blame other telcos for pricing their data packs too aggressively please know that Telenor uses narrow-band LTE which can only offer 3G-like speeds.

Telenor 4G plans start at Rs. 11 which offers 100 MB 4G data for 1 day. Rs. 219 plan offers all local calls @ 25p/min, all STD calls @ 30p/min along with 2 GB 4G data valid for 28 days. Post the usage of free data users will be charged 4p/20 KB.

It would be interesting to note whether other telcos also start offering affordable data plans like Telenor, with capped top-speed of course. Because for many 2-4 Mbps speed is more than enough on a smartphone. It is the volume that matters the most. What do you think?