Aircel has launched 3G services in Kolkata, Patna, and Lucknow, after having already covered Chennai.
Aircel has 3G spectrum in 13 circles — Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata, West Bengal, UP (East), Assam, North-East, Orissa, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Bihar.
The telco is planning to roll out 3G services in 140 cities in these circles by the end of March. It will cover the remaining towns and rural areas in these circles within the next nine months.
Meanwhile, Aircel has launched bundled plans for students, executives, and heavy users for voice, SMS as well as 3G data needs. At a price of Rs 132, Rs 252, Rs 502 and Rs 802 consumers get to use 75 MB, 150 MB, 350 MB and 1024 MB of data, respectively, per month, with voice and SMS included.
Aircel will provide both prepaid and postpaid 3G products and services. It has set up a specialised 3G data call centre with the ability to serve customers who speak regional languages.