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Airtel to offer free Incoming calls on International Roaming

Airtel, today announced the launch of its new International Roaming (IR) packs that redefine the value proposition for customers traveling abroad. With the new IR packs, customers will have the convenience of carrying their India mobile number wherever they go and stay connected 24×7 without having to worry about high call and data charges. The packs will be available to both postpaid and prepaid customers. Airtel’s new IR packs offer free… Read More

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Airtel lowers tariff for voice calling STVs across major circles

When Jio’s announcement to make voice calls free on their network made incumbents worried about the future of voice revenues which contributes more than 70% of total revenue, it seems incumbent operators are still finding ways to balance the voice market by cutting down tariff of voice calls. After cutting down data tariffs to match Jio, market leader Bharti Airtel has now started revising most voice rate cutters across major… Read More

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Airtel launches long duration 4G data pack with effective rate less than Rs.50/GB

Airtel today announced the launch of a special data pack that offers 30 GB 4G data for 90 days. While the pack is available for Rs.1495 for existing users; new users can avail this offer via first recharge of Rs.1494 thus bringing down the per GB cost to just below Rs.50 (which was the price point advertised by Jio at the time of launch). After crossing the 30 GB data… Read More

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Airtel soon to launch 4G services in over 100 towns across Himachal Pradesh

Airtel, today said that it plans to soon launch 4G services in over 100 towns/locations* across Himachal Pradesh. Customers can now upgrade their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store. With the USIM upgrade, customers can continue enjoying their existing 2G/3G services, while staying ready to experience Airtel 4G from the day of its launch. Airtel 4G is currently available to… Read More

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Update: Airtel ends 3G ICRA with Idea in Karnataka, Idea picks Vodafone as next ICRA partner: Sources

After offering 3G services through ICR to Idea customers in Karnataka for quite some time, Bharti Airtel has finally scrapped the ICR deal says sources. In this situation, Idea Cellular has partnered with another 3G operator Vodafone India to use their 3G network under new ICR agreement, to make sure none of their customers suffer with 3G connectivity issue in the circle. From last few years, top three operators were… Read More

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Airtel and Idea increase upfront data offered on annual data rate cutter STV Pan India

After receiving lots of criticism for high priced data packs with an upfront fee to cut down data rates, both Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have increased the one-time free data limit in the pack for every circle. Last month, Airtel first launched the data pack at a denomination of Rs 1498 which came with upfront 1 GB one-time data then brought down the cost of 1 GB data at… Read More

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Airtel rolls out 20,000 units of Aadhaar based e-KYC solution, plans to have over 500,000 stores across India

Airtel, today said that it has successfully rolled out over 20,000 units of Aadhaar based e-KYC solutions across India. Over 50,000 customers, including those in rural India, are being on-boarded daily by Airtel using this digital solution. The Company expects the number of customers getting digitally on-boarded using Aadhaar based e-KYC to grow multifold as it ramps up the rollout of devices. In the first phase of deployment, Airtel has… Read More

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Bharti Airtel to provide more PoIs following payments from Jio, to jointly conduct tests

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom operator on Saturday said that it is providing additional points of interconnections (PoIs) to Jio 4G following bilateral discussions earlier this week. With the latest augmentation, the total number of PoIs provided will become three times the present number of PoIs with capacity sufficient to serve over 15 million customers, which is much more than Jio’s total subscriber base. The telco said that both the… Read More

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Airtel rolls out Aadhaar based digital verification process in Bihar

Airtel has started Aadhaar based e-KYC solution in Bihar from today following the notification by the Department of Telecom, Government of India. Consumers in Bihar have appreciated the e-solution and started taking SIM based on Aadhar e-KYC. Airtel become the first company to roll out E-KYC solution in Bihar. The solution will facilitate and enable instant activation of Airtel mobile connection and thereby enhance customer convenience and experience. The digital… Read More

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Airtel crosses 1.5 crore subscribers in West Bengal circle, becomes second operator to do so

Bharti Airtel, the largest telecom operator in the country which enjoys 24.71 percent of market share with more than 255 million customers on their network has now crossed 1.5 crore subscriber mark in West Bengal circle, a category B circle where the Mittal owned telco has a robust network with 2G, 3G and recently launched 4G network became the second operator to cross the milestone. Vodafone was the first operator in… Read More

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Airtel to enable 4G data speeds up to 135 Mbps in Bengaluru, deploys 4G Advanced Carrier Aggregation

Airtel, today announced that it has deployed 4G Advanced technology (carrier aggregation across TD LTE and LTE FDD) in Bengaluru. The deployment will result in a superior 4G experience for Airtel customers through considerably faster data speeds and better coverage – indoors and outdoors. Customers with mobile devices that support 4G Advanced will be able to enjoy 4G data speeds of up to 135 Mbps. Airtel launched its 4G services… Read More

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Airtel soon to launch 4G services in Assam invites customers to upgrade USIMs free of cost

Airtel today said that customers can switch their existing 2G/3G SIMs with 4G ready USIMs completely free of cost at any Airtel retail store in 37 towns in Assam including Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon, Sibsagar, Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Duliajan, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Gaolpara, Mangaldoi and Nalbari. Airtel plans to launch 4G services in Assam soon. With the USIM upgrade, customers can continue enjoying their existing 2G/3G… Read More

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Airtel doesn’t feel the desperate need to deploy VoLTE just yet

At a time when Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has gone all in on VoLTE to deliver voice calling on its end to end IP network, and younger brother’s Rcom planning to follow suit by year end, largest telecom operator Airtel isn’t much interested in deploying VoLTE solution anytime soon. During an analyst call, answering questions on VoLTE, Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO – India and South Asia – Bharti Airtel said… Read More

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