5G service has been launched by PM Modi across the country.
You cannot use the new service only if you have a 5G phone.
Airtel, Jio and Vi users will have to follow some steps to run 5G in the phone.
New Delhi. 5G service has been launched across the country on 1 October. Airtel has started 5G service in 8 major cities of the country from yesterday. This includes Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Siliguri and Kolkata. Other companies are also ready to offer 5G service in the coming days. Some users are buying 5G phones to do 5G experience and some users already have 5G supported devices.
It is worth noting that at present, you cannot use this service only if you have a 5G phone. For this you have to follow some steps. Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea (Vi) users will have to follow some steps to run 5G in their phones.
1- First of all, check with your operator whether 5G is available in your area or not. You can talk to the customer care of Jio, Airtel or Vi to know the details.
2- If the operator has 5G in your area, make sure that your phone has support for 5G bands, which are offered by Jio, Airtel or Vi.
3- Now go to the settings of your 5G smartphone, then click on the mobile network option.
4- You have to select the operator for which you want to enable 5G connectivity.
5- Click on either SIM 1 or SIM 2 and scroll down to get Preferred Network Type.
6-Now select the option from 5G/4G/4G/2G (Auto). So that your smartphone can automatically detect the 5G network running in your area and make it the default data connectivity option on your phone.
7- You may have to update the software on your phone. So check the settings to know if there has been any update for any feature related to 5G.
8- Now restart your phone. If 5G is available in your circle/area then it will start working.
Price not disclosed
The speed of 5G will be 10 times higher than that of 4G, so it is believed that it will require more bandwidth. At present, the company has not made any announcement regarding the price of the 5G plan. Hopefully the price will also be introduced soon.