Airtel 5G Plus available in 8 cities: SIM card details and how to check 5G eligibility for your location and phone

Airtel 5G Plus service is currently active. The company has already started offering 5G services in eight cities with plans to expand to key metro cities by the end of the year, and rollout in India is planned for late 2023.
Using 5G services requires two things – a 5G-enabled smartphone and a 5G existing location. And, to make things easier for users, Airtel has updated the Thanks app on both Android and iOS with a feature that allows them to check if their phone supports 5G and the location is available. 5G service or not.
Additionally, you will need to enable 5G service on your smartphone. Click here to read our brand smart guide on how to enable 5G.
List of cities with Airtel 5G service

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Bengali
  • Hyderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Nagpur
  • Varanasi

5G plan and SIM requirement
According to Airtel’s FAQ page, users can use the 5G service on top of their existing plan until it’s rolled out more widely. In addition, the company confirmed that “There is no need to change SIM; The current 4G SIM is 5G enabled”.
How to check 5G eligibility for your phone and location
As mentioned, Airtel has updated the Thanks app that allows users to check 5G compatibility with their smartphone and location. Follow our step-by-step instructions:
Update your Thank You Airtel app to the latest version
Open the app and scroll down
Search for the banner ‘World’s most popular 5G technology now available in India’ and tap the button Check if your phone is 5G enabled
When you tap the button, the app will tell you if your location has 5G service and your phone supports 5G.

In addition to providing information about 5G service and 5G compatibility for handsets, it also lets users know if they require a phone software update to enable 5G on their handset.


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