January 3, 2023

Here’s how 5G Postpaid SIM is different from 5G Prepaid SIM

5G Postpaid SIM

Ever since the 5G launch in India, there has been quite a lot of chatter about what it is, how it will benefit us, whether it is actually needed and much more. Amongst these doubts, how 5G postpaid and 5G prepaid differ from each other is a frequently asked question. The differences between the two are relatively easy to understand. 

When you have a prepaid 5G SIM card, you will have to pay for the prepaid plan beforehand. Similarly, for a 5G postpaid SIM card, you will have to pay the bill at the end of the cycle. Therefore, 5G mobile phone plans work quite like the 4G prepaid or postpaid plans that you are currently using.

If you are quite used to paying monthly phone bills for the whole family, then it will be all smooth sailing for you. Even if that person is not you, recharging your 5G prepaid or postpaid mobile plan is easy. Just open your network service provider’s website, go through the best prepaid or Airtel best postpaid mobile plans that are on offer and take your pick.

Do I need to get a new 5G SIM card?

We are glad to inform you that you do not have to worry about getting a brand-new SIM card for switching to 5G. Instead, your previous 4G SIM card will work just fine. Once 5G plans are available in your location, you can just purchase those plans and get 5G on your smartphone. It is that easy!

Is my smartphone ready for 5G?

It is quite well known that you need to have a 5G smartphone to get the benefits of 5G. But, in case you want to be sure whether your smartphone does have 5G, then download the Airtel Thanks app to check it.

In addition, many smartphones are marked as devices which support 5G, but the technology has not been enabled on them yet. However, this is a minor issue which can be solved very easily with a software update from the device manufacturer.

Is 5G activated in my region?

While 5G’s launch has made headlines, it has not been implemented all across the country yet. This upgrade is taking some time because multiple factors have to be considered before telecom companies can bring 5G to you. 

Despite these challenges, Airtel has been one step ahead of the competition in bringing 5G to India. Airtel 5G is currently operational in some of India’s metro cities. Furthermore, all the metro cities of India will have 5G available by the end of 2022. The cherry on the cake is that Airtel is also planning to bring 5G to all the major cities of the country by 2023. Therefore, if you want to experience 5G without waiting any further, switch to Airtel.

If you want to know if Airtel 5G has been activated for your area, the Airtel Thanks app can help here. You can also use the app to get a new SIM card or port your number to Airtel. It will also help you perform a Mobile Number Portability (MNP) status check.

Myths around 5G

There has been considerable noise on the internet that the 5G network as a whole is unsafe. We can assure you that those are just rumours. Here are some additional myths that are currently quite popular. Let us help you bust these for you.

  1. One of the most well-known myths that are currently doing the rounds is that 5G requires a lot of additional energy in transmitting data. However, it is not true at all. Instead, Airtel 5G is extremely efficient and eco-friendly. 
  2. Many people also believe that 5G may have adverse effects on their health. This comes even after health experts from some of the most advanced countries have confirmed that the 5G spectrum does not transmit any signal that could harm the human body.
  3. Additionally, it is also widely thought that 5G and 4G speeds are not that different. This is factually wrong since Airtel provides 5G speeds that are up to 30 times more than the current 4G mobile data speeds. This means that now you can stream 4K videos on your smartphone without any buffering.

We hope these facts help you separate the truth from mere rumours. Therefore, step into the world of Airtel 5G and revolutionise your world today. 


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