Are you one of the few unlucky people who cant watch IPL on TV? Aah…I’m one of them. And just when i thought that I can catch up with the action on news channels, the tiff between the cricket board & the news channels ruled out that possibility. But thanks to the Airtel folks, I can watch my favorite cricket matches on youtube. Beginning today, Airtel will automatically upgrade the bandwidth of all its customers to 2Mbps, so that people can sit back & enjoy live streaming without any glitches. This perk is available until the end of the IPL season.
Wondering if you have to shell out some extra cash?? No worries! Airtel is offering this upgrade free of cost!! But of course, your data transfer limit will still be governed by your existing plan. So, in case your current plan imposes a download limit, then you might have to pay for the extra data consumed on a per byte basis, which is definitely expensive.
But there is a hitch. The 2MBps is applicable only for live streaming on http://www.youtube.com/IPL. This means that you cannot watch an episode of your favorite soap or a movie at the increased bandwidth. And this offer will be withdrawn after the end of IPL.
I personally feel that this tie-up between Airtel & Youtube is a move in the right direction for both. It marks the beginning of a new era where we can abandon theTV set and depend on our internet connection for everything. This tie-up is also likely to boost the sales of Airtel and also enhance its brand name. Most of the people who have made use of this facility are giving a good feedback about the quality of the video. Also, the bufferring time is considerably less when compared to regular youtube video streaming. Thanks to this unique initiative from Airtel, this is the first time in the history of sports that a cricket match has got extensive viewership.In fact, youtube must be grateful to Airtel for this! 🙂
So folks, If you are an existing Airtel broadband customer, then its the time for you to rejoice!