Airtel 5G rolled out in several cities of UP, Rajasthan: how to enable 5G on phone

The services will enable fast access to HD video streaming, gaming, multiple chats, instant photo uploads, and more.

  • Airtel has launched its 5G services in Udaipur, Kota, and Jaipur.
  • The Airtel 5G Plus services have also been rolled out to five cities in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Currently, only Airtel and Jio provide 5G services in India.

After launching its 5G services across several states and cities in India, Airtel has announced it is now rolling out 5G services in five cities of Uttar Pradesh and three in Rajasthan. The company said that until the rollout is more widespread, Airtel users with 5G capable devices can use the high-speed Airtel 5G Plus network without paying anything extra.

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The 5G services are already live in Varanasi and Lucknow, and now Airtel has launched the 5G Plus services in Meerut, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Agra, and Prayagraj. Meanwhile, the cities in Rajasthan include Udaipur, Kota, and Jaipur. The company asserted that Airtel 5G Plus would strengthen its entire suite of services. Additionally, it will enable fast access to HD video streaming, gaming, multiple chats, instant photo uploads, and more.

Airtel 5G: how to activate

Earlier, the company mentioned that customers do not need to buy a new SIM as they can access the 5G services via their existing 4G SIM cards. Here’s how you can activate it.

  • In order to activate the 5G services, customers need to go to ‘Settings’.
  • Then select ‘Mobile network’.
  • Choose the SIM that you want to activate 5G on.
  • Then select ‘Preferred network type’; select the 5G network type by tapping.

If 5G has started rolling out in your area, the status bar will show a 5G sign within the next few minutes.

5G services in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally introduced 5G services on October 1st, 2022, after the completion of India’s 5G spectrum auctions in August 2022. Currently, only Airtel and Jio are the telecom providers that offer 5G services in the country. Vodafone Idea is yet to announce its 5G rollout in India. The non-standalone access (NSA) technology was first used commercially by Airtel. However, Jio is the only provider in India to use the 700 MHz bands and has decided to utilise 5G standalone access (SA) (5G low-band spectrum).