Airtel follows BSNL, makes all calls from India to Nepal free for next 48 hours

All India to Nepal calls on Airtel network will be free of cost from midnight for the next 48 hours effective from 00:00 hrs 26 April, announces Airtel. This is to enable the customers across the country to reach their families and friends in Nepal, who are struck in the country due to massive earthquake.

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Besides making the call rates, Airtel has also conveyed their condolence to all who lost their lives at the earthquake.

Nearly 918 deaths are reported from Nepal (as of the latest) due to the earthquake that shook the nation at a magnitude of 7.8, near Lamjung, Nepal. Many are injured and feared to be trapped under the leveled buildings. India too experienced the tremor during the morning hours.

BSNL too has announced a similar offer for calls to Nepal, offering only local call rates for the next three days. BSNL’s decision to cut call rates was taken following a meeting chaired by the Cabinet Secretary and with the approval of Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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S Gopal
April 27, 2015 8:24 am 8:24 AM

If what fellow users state is true, Airtel ought to be ashamed of itself. Profiteering from a natural calamity which has led to a loss of thousands of life and a humanitarian crises . Had they not announced the reduced/free call charges, many would not have attempted to contact their loved ones through the Airtel network.

Madhan Kumar
April 27, 2015 6:25 pm 6:25 PM

Yes Gopal this damn Airtel will even soon start making money out of their own s**t!

bp singh
April 27, 2015 12:17 am 12:17 AM

A very good example of why BSNL is needed in the telecom sector.
Yesterday morning, BSNL announced call rates to nepal to be local.
And now airtel was compelled to make the calls rates to nepal as free.
LONG LIVE BSNL !!

Madhan Kumar
April 26, 2015 8:22 pm 8:22 PM
As per Airtel User – Chandan Kumar Singh from New Delhi-“There is a catch airtel is offering free calls to only Indian Airtel numbers in international roaming up to 60 mins. Also the number in roaming can call back to India for 60 mins free to any airtel number. Either party will not be charged. But anything else will be chargeable. Airtel pls even at this time and in this situation you are playing game to generate revenue. Shame… And don’t know how telecom talk people are unaware of this” Now my cmnt: Pls frnds kindly port out from Fraud… Read more »
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