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: www.airtel.in/ir 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.