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Power of 3.75G

What is airtel 3.75G?

3G is the third generation of mobile internet systems. It provides an enhanced way to access online services such as multimedia, high-speed mobile broadband, music and video, all on your mobile handset. With a 3G device (phone, modem, tablet, Wi-Fi router) and access to the 3.75G network you can make video calls, send mms, stream YouTube videos, send and receive heavy email attachments and download music, while enjoying the usual voice call and messaging services found on a mobile phone.

3G has evolved through several updates, leading to the very latest release, HSPA+, which is referred to as 3.75G, now available on airtel. 3.75G technology operates at dazzling speeds of up to 21MB/s downlink and 5.7MB/s uplink.

How is airtel's 3.75G different?

Not so long ago, a mobile phone simply allowed you to make phone calls. Today, we have airtel 3.75G, the most advanced internet-capable telecommunications system in Africa. You can make video calls, access emails from just about anywhere, connect to high-speed Internet, download music, participate in video blogs, do your internet banking, and much more. Just about anything you can do on an Internet-connected computer, you can now do on-the-go from your phone.

Best of all, it won't cost you the earth. You can subscribe to a tailor-made data bundle and save significantly over regular data download costs.

  • Unrivaled speed
  • Wide range of pricing options tailored to your needs
  • The widest coverage in Africa through our One Network service
  • Unrivaled customer care and sales teams

How to enjoy airtel 3.75G

You will need

  • An airtel line
  • A 3G/HSPA enabled device – handset, tablet, modem or router
  • Correct Internet settings on your device

How to connect your handset

  • Go to your mobile phone network settings menu and enable 3G and
         2G connection.
  • Once SIM card is placed in your phone , you should then receive your
         setting automatically.
  • If you do not receive your setting automatically , send 'all' to 232. You
         will receive an SMS with instructions to follow.

If your device cannot receive settings automatically, you can visit any airtel store for assistance.

- APN: ke.airtel.com
- User name/password: has to be blank.

How to connect your modem

  • Make sure your airtel SIM is correctly inserted in your modem
  • Plug your modem into your computer's USB port
  • Follow the instructions on how to install the required software. This is
         necessary only if you're connecting your modem for the first time
  • Launch the airtel mobile broadband software and click on the Connect
  • Ensure you have sufficient airtime credit on your modem to enjoy airtel

For more information

Please call 232 for data related services or send email to Feedback.3G@ke.airtel.com