April 7, 2011 | Posted in:Technology

If you are on Airtel and waiting for 3G to be launched in your circle, you might want to keep a check on Airtel’s 3G page since the roll out has been rapid of late. Before the 3G services launch in your city, most of you would get a generic SMS from airtel telling that the services will be launched in so and so date.

Send an SMS as 3G to 121 (If 3G is not available in your area, you’d get generic reply about 3G and 3G Help)

You’ll get a reply asking you to confirm your 3G activation by replying with 1

Your 3G services will then be activated instantly (or at most with in 4 hours).

But this is not all done. The G or E sign on your phone will not turn to 3G or H automatically. You will have to go to your connectivity settings and change it exclusively to 3G mode (this terminology varies in different phones, so change it accordingly) and scan for networks. When you see Airtel, just select it and you’ll be registered on the network.

airtel 3g

Now, you’ll either see a 3G or H sign on your phone (H is faster than 3G) and if you want, you can go back to Dual mode (don’t worry, you will still be in 3G network).

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  1. sahabuddin
    June 5, 2011

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    how can activate 3g in airtel.

  2. Nishranth
    June 8, 2011

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    Hey i Tried Everything.i Have a Iphone 4.But it does not activates.i get the 3g logo for about 10sec.then the Edge Logo Comes Back Please Help Me.Is There Anything Else i Need To DO.

    • Sarami
      June 8, 2011

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      It might be possible that 3G network at your place is quite poor, you can contact Airtel Customer Care regarding their 3G coverage areas

  3. Istiqlal Aurangzeb
    July 13, 2011

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    Has 3G been launched in jammu and kashmir?If launched how will i activate

  4. jubair khan
    October 12, 2011

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    please activate 3g in india uttar pradesh in maharajganj area
    i will be very thank full to airtel please please please please

  5. liz
    October 25, 2011

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    how do i activate 3g on my airtel dongle?
    is it the same procedure as activating 3g mentioned above, for a normal sim card?

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