AIRTEL Customers in AFRICA to Get FREE Incoming Calls While International Roaming in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today introduced the world’s first free intercontinental incoming roaming service by including India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to its current bouquet of ONE NETWORK services for its African customers.

Airtel customers in Africa will not need to register for the ONE NETWORK service or buy new SIM cards as they will now be automatically provisioned as ‘citizens’ of Airtel’s borderless network across 20 countries in Africa and Asia.Airtel customers already avail this facility across the company’s mobile network in 17 countries across Africa.

This offers opportunities to a base of 60 million Airtel customers in Africa to roam at affordable tariffs in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. By offering free incoming calls whilst roaming, the service ups the ante for global telecom providers as the seamless service across continents is a world-first amongst mobile service providers.

This will greatly benefit the travelling population, consisting of tourists, corporates, businessmen and students who want to keep in touch with people back home.

Within 17 African countries, ONE NETWORK also allows Airtel customers to use their local Airtel SIM cards whilst abroad, giving them access to attractive rates for calls made, access data, enjoy value added services and recharge using local top up vouchers in the country visited.

The service is poised to benefit increasing intra-regional trade between Africa and the South Asian nations which currently stands at over USD 60Billion. Equally, the number of travellers between Africa and the 3 countries has been growing. India is the main destination for most of African travellers for trade, its tertiary educational institutions and affordable medical facilitie

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SonOfGalaxy
SonOfGalaxy
November 21, 2012 8:48 pm 8:48 PM

Airtel give me FAKE tariff Offer..they told me to give 1p/2sec for 6 month..after 2 month they remove the offer…Please BANN Airtel

Animesh Sengupta
Animesh Sengupta
November 20, 2012 9:28 pm 9:28 PM
India seems to be the only country in the world,perhaps where mobile license policies seems to be so complicated,in ROW the countries have a multiple operators providing service across the country on a single license.Here we multiple operators across the state spread over 22 license areas,It is time that these licenses should be updated for service across the nation on without delay and a mobile should be usable for service across the country for reasonable charges sans roaming,This in the long term would result in better ARPU and better availability of services and TRAI and DOT would not run out… Read more »
Paglu
Paglu
November 20, 2012 9:13 pm 9:13 PM

Airtel= Chortel

kishor
kishor
November 19, 2012 3:52 pm 3:52 PM

Murmu :

Kanaga Deepan N :
So FREE INTERNATIONAL ROAMING INCOMING calls ALL OVER INDIA for African… But for an Indian to roam to near by state in India has to PAY for AirHELL….
So to enjoy Cheap tariff of AirHELL, you should NOT be an Indian…

+1

krishnendu
krishnendu
November 18, 2012 2:28 pm 2:28 PM
sapattu raman : It is more of a gimick by Airtel to get more subscribers in Africa (17 countries). Let us say they have 10 million subscribers ,the % of people who travel to India/srilanka/bangla must be less than 1 %. still perception wise International roamiong to get new subscribers who will spend most of their time in Africa and not India (to avail free roaming) Next Vodafone Indoia will announce free Global Voda network (outside India) free incoming!!! Do you go to europe anytime soon? stil voda offering free international incoming will influence your decision for a new connection.… Read more »
Harish v
Harish v
November 18, 2012 2:14 pm 2:14 PM

This is not at all working i tried today i lost 100 rupees when i answered my call from Niger with a Indian airtel connection.

ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
November 17, 2012 6:35 pm 6:35 PM

@Kingston
THE WORST PART IS AIRTEL NETWORK GONE BAD THAN THAT OF OTHER OPERATORS. NETWORK NOT COMES IN MY HOUSE. AIRTEL ALWAYS KEEPS VERY GOOD CONGESTED NETWORK. I WISH AIRTEL TO SWITCH OFF THEIR TOWERS INSTEAD OF MAKING THIS BLABBERING IN WEBSITES

Paglu
Paglu
November 17, 2012 3:16 pm 3:16 PM

Airtel sucks blood of our indian people and invest it in foreign country.
Look back past….
They looting us with 999, 495 life time plan.
****** airtel
plz dont take it

max
max
November 17, 2012 2:29 pm 2:29 PM

Abhijith :
@ALL . .this is business . . ! ! ! All telecom operators r equal in business . .

SUNIL SOUTH AFRICA MITTAL

sapattu raman
sapattu raman
November 16, 2012 4:55 pm 4:55 PM
It is more of a gimick by Airtel to get more subscribers in Africa (17 countries). Let us say they have 10 million subscribers ,the % of people who travel to India/srilanka/bangla must be less than 1 %. still perception wise International roamiong to get new subscribers who will spend most of their time in Africa and not India (to avail free roaming) Next Vodafone Indoia will announce free Global Voda network (outside India) free incoming!!! Do you go to europe anytime soon? stil voda offering free international incoming will influence your decision for a new connection. But for most… Read more »
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