Airtel Reduces Non-Airtel Local & STD Rates

Airtel Reduces Non-Airtel Local & STD RatesBharti Airtel Ltd, India’s leading GSM service provider has slashed the rate of calls  made to non-Airtel phones for its Prepaid customers in Andhra Pradesh circle.

Now Prepaid customers can avail the cheapest non-Airtel Local and STD calls at just 60p/min, for a recharge of Rs 62, valid for 180 days.  What’s more the scheme provides a talktime of Rs 20! The scheme has been launched less than a week after Reliance introduced the SIMPLY RELIANCE scheme on 07 October.

While the offer is independent of the existing “Airtel Advantage” plan, and both the earlier and new schemes co-exist, a comparison with the original AIRTEL ADVANTAGE plan shows benefits to customers in both the non-Airtel Local & STD call tariffs, as well as the Recharge value.

Airtel AdvantageRC 62
Recharge ValueRs 51Rs 62
TaltimenilRs 20
Validity30 days180 days
Airtel 2 Airtel Local50 p/min50 p/min
Airtel 2 Airtel STD50 p/min50 p/min
Airtel 2 non-Airtel Local75 p/min60 p/min
Airtel 2 non-Airtel STD75 p/min60 p/min

SMS and Roaming tariffs are as per regular tariffs.

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  • Praveen November 1, 2009 1:11 am

    Guys ….. with number portability and dual sim…. it is win win and only win for customer…. Customer will user Airtel to receive calls….. and make outgoing from a network that is cheaper….. thanks to dual sim phones… now buy two dual sim mobiles ….. because they are even priced at Rs.2500/- or lesser !!!

  • Partha October 30, 2009 12:19 pm

    @amit
    but it is true that airtel and vodafone call rates and power card prices are always higher than the others. May be it is to reduce the traffic on there network and earn the same money as the others or more. Take an example: with power card of 59/54 per mnt, vodafone and airtel in kolkata offering offnet local calls:75p, onnet local: 35p!!!!!!. see MTS, without any power all local:30p. Reliance: without power all local/std/even roaming:50p, TATA: local: 1rs/10min etc. so its sure that there network traffic will be much bigger than airtel and vodafone as people now a days using Airtel and voda as their incomming mobiles and the rest of the operators as outgoing mobiles.

    just wait for the number portability option. I am sure the big brothers airtel and voda will come down to 25p/min all calls, else no one will use them for only incomming calls. hope they will understand it early.

  • Partha October 30, 2009 12:05 pm

    Devraj :
    Competition is hotted up. When reliance slashed the rates Airtel said we are not going slash rates but within one week it slashed the rates. In coming days we will see lower prises than this by Airtel in entire country

    Actually airtel and vodafone charging much higher as they got the a big customer base.. actually they are rooobbbbing our money. and if you say about network and service then go and take RCDMA connection and feel the difference. now a days RGSM here in kolkata offering much better service than the others…

  • amit October 23, 2009 4:15 pm

    @Abhishek Rana
    Mr. Rana aap ko pata nahi ki aap india me rehte ho aur yaha har kism ka aadmi hai rich richer richest & poor poorer poorest…so the scheme should be kind of everybody should avail this, what do you mean if airtel reaches to 20 cr subscriber base then again it will increase the call rates to make the network congestion free??
    this is not a solution to make ur network better, there are many other ways to solve it…every body(student) is not employed even he wants to use mobile so how they can get cheapest call rates with better network quality…think on it!!

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 20, 2009 7:46 pm

    Airtel is rocking in Kolkata………

  • Shiva October 13, 2009 4:40 pm

    should also be reduce the roaming charges on airtel.

  • Anuj October 13, 2009 12:49 pm

    Its good if Mr. Sunil Mittal & his company has decided to go up with tariff war tough rates are not as low as new operators. We should welcome it. But of course it doesn’t mean that company is going away with its earlier strategies. And if you are shouting now, then its extremly bad. If they don’t reduce tariff, peoples keep shouting. Even if they reduce tariffs, peoples keep shouting.. what the hell..

  • amit October 13, 2009 12:41 pm

    Hahaha
    where is Mr. Sunil Mittal now ?
    some days ago he said in interview that we dont respond to any competitor (when rcom reduces the call rates) and we have our own policies. why airtel has reduces the call rates now ?
    VERY FUNNY Mr. Mittal

    @abhishek
    I dont agree with u that only airtel has good network. I think rcom cdma and vodafone also has very good network in like airtel.
    and airtel can never be close to rcom in case of call rates.
    airtel charges very high in the name of good network.

  • kaushik October 12, 2009 9:43 pm

    i dont trust relaince . i will be not surprised if after some days after getting adequate customer they withdrew this scheme for both new user and existing user

  • DUANE October 12, 2009 8:40 pm

    @Vinayak
    VINAYAK I guess RELIANCE is doing CHARITY while AIRTEL is doing BUSINESS.

  • Jagan October 12, 2009 5:01 pm

    Waiting 4 MNP (Mobile Number Portability)….. I Need 2 change from Airtel To Tata DoCoMo…. Im a chennai user…

  • Rahul October 12, 2009 4:49 pm

    Good decision by Airtel and very good for customers.

    Its great to see the calling rates come down day by day because of competition. The rates now seem to be lowest – may be even lowest in the world?

    Thank you Airtel…

  • ved October 12, 2009 4:40 pm

    I concur

  • Nagaraj October 12, 2009 4:08 pm

    AirTel is a Money Making Machine. They give “good quality network” as a reason for high prices, but the fact is MOST CALL DROPS HAPPEN WITH AIRTEL. I myself have AirTel and am waiting for Number Portability to come in so that I can choose some other good network. If I talk for 2 hours, I can see 4-5 time call getting disconnected (at full signal strength). I repeatedly complained them about call drops but they don’t bother at all. Airtel makes lot of money with call drops. If AirTel can get call drops to ‘near 0′, AirTel will not make any profits.

    AirTel has built brand name and it is using its brand to safeguard its profits, but no longer offers any good quality services. This is very true in Bangalore.

  • Abhishek Rana October 12, 2009 11:50 am

    Rahul :

    Abhishek Rana :

    Rahul :Airtel AP scheme is NOT close to Reliance. First of all RCOM offers Rs. 48 for LIFE TIME whereas Airtel offers benefit for 180 days. On RCOM even roaming is at 50ps/min. Airtel, standard rates apply. On RCOM even SMS have uiform rate of 50ps even while roaming whereas in Airtel again standard rates apply.Airtel ko Reliance ne aisa Chanta Mara hai ‘Price War’ mai ki bechara Airtel abhi bhi behosh huaa pada hai….sirf AP mai price reduce karna se kyaa hoga? aur vo bhi sirf 180 days and abhi bahi Reliance se “MAHANGA”??? Ye Dadagiri jyada din nahi chalegi…after all Customer is KING and jo market leader banaya hai use htane mai time nahi lage ga…

    How much can you expect from Airtel? You know that due to cheap call rates by Airtel from last few days, we are experiencing network congestion problems in MP. I am using Airtel only because its least congested GSM network. If you want low tariffs go for other operators. Lot more options are there. But Airtel is only one satisfying our needs. Dont let it degrade its quality just for low tariffs n monthly 20-25 bucks of saving..

    To Reduces the Network congestion Airtel can enhance the capacity to accommodate all the subscriber yaar! Vo karma nahi and sirf ye kahana ki price kam karne se Network Congestion aata hai its not fare.

    You know that Airtel along with some established companies like Vodafone have maximum that is 10.4 MHz of spectrum. Without having more spectrum than this, no any company can enhance its network capabilities with current no. of cell sites. And even if they go on increasing no. of cell sites without having spectrum, it shall cause dopping effect which will turn into call drops/wrong connection problems. So it all depends on spectrum which is in hands of our government. All those companies who had crossed 5 million mark in single circle are in badly requirement of additional 4.2 MHz of spectrum. Without this no one can solve network congestion problems. GOD SAVE US.. WE WANT GOOD QUALITY SERVICE..

  • Rahul October 12, 2009 11:36 am

    Abhishek Rana :

    Rahul :
    Airtel AP scheme is NOT close to Reliance. First of all RCOM offers Rs. 48 for LIFE TIME whereas Airtel offers benefit for 180 days. On RCOM even roaming is at 50ps/min. Airtel, standard rates apply. On RCOM even SMS have uiform rate of 50ps even while roaming whereas in Airtel again standard rates apply.
    Airtel ko Reliance ne aisa Chanta Mara hai ‘Price War’ mai ki bechara Airtel abhi bhi behosh huaa pada hai….sirf AP mai price reduce karna se kyaa hoga? aur vo bhi sirf 180 days and abhi bahi Reliance se “MAHANGA”??? Ye Dadagiri jyada din nahi chalegi…after all Customer is KING and jo market leader banaya hai use htane mai time nahi lage ga…

    How much can you expect from Airtel? You know that due to cheap call rates by Airtel from last few days, we are experiencing network congestion problems in MP. I am using Airtel only because its least congested GSM network. If you want low tariffs go for other operators. Lot more options are there. But Airtel is only one satisfying our needs. Dont let it degrade its quality just for low tariffs n monthly 20-25 bucks of saving..

    To Reduces the Network congestion Airtel can enhance the capacity to accommodate all the subscriber yaar! Vo karma nahi and sirf ye kahana ki price kam karne se Network Congestion aata hai its not fare.

  • Abhishek Rana October 12, 2009 11:32 am

    FYI, I am a corporate connection user of Airtel postpaid & spending 800-900 bucks monthly on phone bill. As I see new offers here & there, I am sure that if I switch to other operator I could save around 200 bucks per month. But I am undoubtfully happy to pay more money if I am getting quality of service. and atleast for corporate customers QOS comes with first priority.

  • Abhishek Rana October 12, 2009 11:27 am

    Rahul :
    Airtel AP scheme is NOT close to Reliance. First of all RCOM offers Rs. 48 for LIFE TIME whereas Airtel offers benefit for 180 days. On RCOM even roaming is at 50ps/min. Airtel, standard rates apply. On RCOM even SMS have uiform rate of 50ps even while roaming whereas in Airtel again standard rates apply.
    Airtel ko Reliance ne aisa Chanta Mara hai ‘Price War’ mai ki bechara Airtel abhi bhi behosh huaa pada hai….sirf AP mai price reduce karna se kyaa hoga? aur vo bhi sirf 180 days and abhi bahi Reliance se “MAHANGA”??? Ye Dadagiri jyada din nahi chalegi…after all Customer is KING and jo market leader banaya hai use htane mai time nahi lage ga…

    How much can you expect from Airtel? You know that due to cheap call rates by Airtel from last few days, we are experiencing network congestion problems in MP. I am using Airtel only because its least congested GSM network. If you want low tariffs go for other operators. Lot more options are there. But Airtel is only one satisfying our needs. Dont let it degrade its quality just for low tariffs n monthly 20-25 bucks of saving..

  • Rahul October 12, 2009 10:35 am

    Airtel AP scheme is NOT close to Reliance. First of all RCOM offers Rs. 48 for LIFE TIME whereas Airtel offers benefit for 180 days. On RCOM even roaming is at 50ps/min. Airtel, standard rates apply. On RCOM even SMS have uiform rate of 50ps even while roaming whereas in Airtel again standard rates apply.
    Airtel ko Reliance ne aisa Chanta Mara hai ‘Price War’ mai ki bechara Airtel abhi bhi behosh huaa pada hai….sirf AP mai price reduce karna se kyaa hoga? aur vo bhi sirf 180 days and abhi bahi Reliance se “MAHANGA”??? Ye Dadagiri jyada din nahi chalegi…after all Customer is KING and jo market leader banaya hai use htane mai time nahi lage ga…

  • Vinayak October 12, 2009 10:13 am

    Airtel scheme is nowhere close to Reliance. First of all RCOM offers Rs. 48 for lifetime whereas Airtel offers benefit for 180 days. On RCOM even roaming is at 50ps/min. Airtel, standard rates apply. On RCOM even SMS have uiform rate of 50ps even while roaming whereas in Airtel again standard rates apply.

  • Devraj October 12, 2009 9:49 am

    Competition is hotted up. When reliance slashed the rates Airtel said we are not going slash rates but within one week it slashed the rates. In coming days we will see lower prises than this by Airtel in entire country

  • Vineet October 12, 2009 6:47 am

    In bihar circle airtel has stv@33 in which atoa@.50p and a to other@.60p validity for180days.other stv@50 in which all local and std a to a @.50p and other local and std @.60p.validity 180days.

  • RDB October 12, 2009 5:35 am

    Airtel kolkata Rs 41 echarge>all loc 50p for 365days !!!!

  • kaushik October 12, 2009 12:21 am

    same is in kolkata , airtel revises RC 54 with A-O = 60 paise with 90 days validity