Bharti Airtel Launches 3 New International Roaming Plans for Prepaid Users Starting at Rs 196

Bharti Airtel, in yet another industry first, today announced three new affordable international roaming voice packs at a starting price of Rs 196. These new international roaming voice packs will be termed as ‘Foreign Pass‘ and will be valid for Airtel prepaid customers in India. Starting as low as Rs 196, these voice call packs are available for most popular travel destinations and is aimed at offering travellers the convenience of keeping in touch with their friends and family instantly, said Airtel in a press statement. The best of these packs is customers will be able to make and receive free local calls and outgoing calls to India. Customers have the option of choosing from three affordable voice calling packs, starting at Rs 196 for 20 minutes, followed by Rs 296 for 40 minutes and Rs 446 for 75 minutes.


Airtel Foreign Pass With International Roaming Calling for Prepaid Users

As mentioned, Airtel launched these three plans under ‘Foreign Pass‘ program. The three plans of Rs 196, Rs 296 and Rs 446 offer free local voice calls and outgoing voice calling benefit to India. The Rs 196 plan gives 20 minutes of international calling with a validity of one day, followed by the Rs 296 plan which offers 40 minutes of voice calling for 30 days. The Rs 446 Foreign Pass provides 75 minutes of international voice calling for 90 days.

According to extensive customer research by Airtel, a user usually wants to connect with family/ friends upon arrival at a destination, and these new packs have been designed to help address the problem of quick, short calls overseas without the hassle of buying local SIMs.

Airtel Foreign Pass is First of its Kind Program

As mentioned at the start, Airtel Foreign Pass scheme is a first by any telecom operator in India. Usually, telcos are providing international roaming service to postpaid users, and prepaid users have to shell a lot of money to enjoy services while in another country.


How to Activate Airtel Foreign Pass IR Packs

Activating these IR Packs is as simple as doing a recharge and customers can activate the pack through My Airtel App, or the Airtel website: in addition to walking to any of the nearest retailers.

Airtel Foreign Pass Will be Available to Customers in 20 Countries

Airtel also stated that these recharge packs will be available to customers for the following 20 countries: UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, USA, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Srilanka, Bahrain, China, Canada, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands and Thailand.

Airtel Has a Slew of International Roaming Packs for Postpaid Users

Airtel has already launched affordable postpaid International Roaming packs for all major countries across the world. These packs come with convenient validity options of 1 day, ten days, and 30 days and offer loads of benefits including free incoming calls/SMS, calling minutes and texts both to India and the local country as well as data to stay online.

Airtel has an international roaming plan for postpaid users of Rs 649 which gives unlimited incoming calls, 100 outgoing minutes to local numbers and to Indian numbers, 100 SMS and 500MB of data for 1 day.

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Frustrated with airtel
August 22, 2018 9:55 pm 9:55 PM

Watch Jio and learn. 1100 rupees for 28days and you get 1200 talk time. You can speak for 10 hours in Jio. Where as in airtel you get 2hours of talk time. LOL e apt name for you guys.

August 22, 2018 11:01 pm 11:01 PM

do u ever used it. It’s not working for most of my colleagues who activated that pack and travelled to UK with jio. Simply it won’t work. no support from jio

Thamilan daa
August 23, 2018 7:14 am 7:14 AM

In jio (only for the first time IR activation) : You have to recharge with any IR pack in jio and stay active in jio network (not switched off or not reachable) for 5 days. Then during that time, SIM card services option will be updated automatically. Then restart your phone and use the PAYG* or prepaid IR service.

* means : activated for life time.

August 23, 2018 4:33 pm 4:33 PM

This is Insane, I rather prefer Airtel for IR. No worries.

Thamilan daa
August 24, 2018 3:34 pm 3:34 PM

Rs.575 is for one time activation. And you can enjoy Rs.2 and Rs.10 per minute calling at some countries. Will you use airtel where it charges Rs.50 / Rs.150 and Rs.200 per minute?.

August 22, 2018 5:37 pm 5:37 PM

very good.i want to move to airtel now

August 22, 2018 12:42 pm 12:42 PM

Wgat will be Incoming call rates for these plans during international roaming?

Frustrated with airtel
August 22, 2018 9:57 pm 9:57 PM

I don’t have time to go and watch their website and comment here bro, but I advise you to switch to Jio. 1100 rupees 1200 talktime. 2rs per minute. So, you can talk for 600minutes which is 10hours.

August 23, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 AM

That jio plan doesn’t work. They are just on their website you recharge and go abroad and you can’t select any network

August 23, 2018 6:58 pm 6:58 PM

It works
After recharging just open my Jio app and activate the pack

Thamilan daa
August 24, 2018 3:36 pm 3:36 PM

You cannot activate manually. It will get activated automatically after you start using abroad provided that you get the international roaming option in the JIO SIM card.

Thamilan daa
August 23, 2018 7:16 am 7:16 AM

Mention that the customer must be in the jio network for 5 days after IRBrecharge (only for the first time) to get the SIM options automatically updated. Then restart his handset.