Jio and Airtel 5G now available: how to check if your smartphone has 5G support?
Both Reliance Jio and Airtel have launched their 5G services in some parts of the country. Airtel 5G is already available in 8 cities starting last week and beginning today Jio 5G service is rolling out in 4 cities.
- PM Modi launched 5G services in India last week.
- Jio 5G service is rolling out to 4 cities starting today.
- Airtel 5G is now available in 8 cities.
5G is here. Both Reliance Jio and Airtel have launched their 5G services in some parts of the country. Airtel 5G is already available in 8 cities starting last week and beginning today Jio 5G service is rolling out in 4 cities. Now, it should be noted that not all smartphone will be able to support Airtel or Jio 5G.
Only smartphones with 5G network will be able to support 5G service from Jio and Airtel. In simple words, people who are on 2G, 3G or 4G smartphone right now will not be able to enjoy the high speed 5G service. So, does your smartphone support 5G? Not sure? Well, there’s a way to find out if your existing smartphone supports 5G or not.
How to find out if your phone supports 5G
Step 1: On your phone, head to the Settings app
Step 2: Click on the option ‘Wi-Fi & Network’
Step 3: Click on ‘SIM & Network’ option
Step 4: You will be able to see a list of all technologies under the ‘Preferred network type’ option.
Step 5: If your phone supports 5G, it will be listed as 2G/3G/4G/5G.
If you are living in city where Airtel or Jio are rolling out 5G services, then you can simplyclick on the 2G/3G/4G/5G option to try out high speed internet.
So, if you want to run 5G, you will need to buy a 5G phone first. There are several smartphone companies offering 5G smartphones across various price points. In fact, brands like Realme and Lava have confirmed to launch 5G phone for under Rs 10,000.
Starting today, Reliance Jio is rolling out 5G service as a beat trial in 4 cities including – Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Varanasi. Airtel, on the other hand, is offering 5G services in 8 cities including — Delhi, Varanasi, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Siliguri. Airtel CEO recently confirmed that pan India rollout of 5G services will happen by March 2024, whereas, Jio 5G will be available for everyone by December 2023.