Airtel announced free incoming calls on international roaming packs

28 Sep 2016
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Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced its new international roaming (IR) packs. The new international roaming packs will offer bundles of data, free India calling minutes, free messages, and free incoming calls. Airtel’s new international packs will come with options of one day and 30 days validity.

The company will also announce 10 days pack by mid-October. One of the highlight features of the new international packs is it can be activated through the Airtel website, myAirtel app as well as customer contact centres. Airtel prepaid and postpaid customers can activate the new international roaming packs at any time and pay only when actually used. The packs are available for US and Canada, Singapore, UK, and the UAE.

In all the regions, the one day international pack will cost Rs. 649 (also being referred to as a $10 pack). Unfortunately, the company has not announced rates for the 10-day pack as of now. Though, Airtel has said that it plans to launch the 10-day pack at around $45 (roughly Rs. 3,000).

Airtel’s 30-day international pack for the US, the UK, and Canada costs Rs. 4,999, and offers 3GB data alongside unlimited incoming calls. It also offers 400 minutes of ‘free’ calls to India and unlimited texts to India. Consumers will have to pay Rs. 3 per MB post pack data charge while all calls to India and within local destinations will be charged at Rs. 3 per minute post the ‘free’ minutes. The one-day international pack for the US, the UK, and Canada will offer 300MB data alongside unlimited incoming calls and 100 minutes of India calling, and unlimited texts to India. The 30-day pack for Singapore is priced at Rs. 2,499 while the one-day pack comes at Rs. 499. Airtel’s 30-day international pack for UAE is priced at Rs. 3,999.

Commenting on the new international roaming plans, Ajai Puri, Director – Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “The new roaming packs are in line with our commitment to provide our customers a seamless international roaming experience and great value. The number of Indians traveling overseas for leisure and business is growing rapidly and our new IR packs ensure that customers get no bill shocks and have the convenience of always keeping their phones switched on, wherever they are.”

Source: TNT

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