Bharti Airtel International Roaming Plans Starting at Rs 296 for Prepaid Users Offering Easy Talk Time Options

The “Foreign Pass” plans by Bharti Airtel will allow the travellers going from India to popular abroad destinations to stay in contact with their friends

  • The three plans will ship 20 minutes, 40 minutes and 75 minutes of talk time
  • Some of the countries where the plan will be valid include UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, USA, Qatar, Kuwait

Update: Airtel has removed the Rs 196 Foreign Pass, and currently, subscribers can opt for the Rs 296 and Rs 446 plans across all the circles.

With the lowering of tariff rates for data, calling and roaming the effect of the same has also been the same in the international roaming plans. Telecom operators are shipping attractive prices for the international roaming plans which they offer. On the same lines, Bharti Airtel is providing three very attractive international roaming plans for its subscribers starting at Rs 296. These plans will allow a convenient way to the subscribers for keeping in touch with their friends and family back in the home country without shelling out many bucks. These “Foreign Pass” plans will be available in three options which will be available for Rs 296 for 40 minutes, followed by Rs 446 for 75 minutes. Very recently, Airtel also removed activation charges of 199 on international roaming for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

Airtel Foreign Pass With International Roaming Calling for Prepaid Users

As mentioned, Airtel launched these three plans under ‘Foreign Pass‘ program. The two plans of Rs 296 and Rs 446 offer free local voice calls and outgoing voice calling benefit to India. 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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Ian now in Toronto ,Canada. My prepaid mobile 7012135582 can I get roaming facilities ? How can get it? I want to know about roaming plan


Retain your prepaid number for banking purpose only on international roaming. For which you required a minimum balance. Keep your main balance lesser than Rs 100/- and prepare for unnecessary balance deduction on regular intervals. Never opt for international roaming. Better to take local sim cards from the airport which is a cheaper option with much better connectivity. There is no hearing from airtel side if you face any problem in international roaming.

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If it is jio you should have recharged with Rs.575 only once before leaving India. This is compulsory in jio. In airtel, recharge with Rs.100 and type STOP and send* it to 1925. Then type START 0 and send* it to 1909. Reply for confirmation*. No rental will be debited. * means : Rs.25 will be deducted each time only if sent from outside India. In vodafone, recharge with Rs.100 three times. Then type STOP and send** it to 1925. Then type START 0 and send** it to 1909. Reply for confirmation**. Rs.149 prepaid rental will be debited. ** means… Read more »


I want to take my local India number to Canada and USA for 6 months. I looked into AIrtel Foreign Pass for 90 days they are going to charge Rs 446 and give only 75 minutes talk time.
I am not clear if I will be charged if some one from India calls me or I get SMS messages or OTP from banks. Pls advice.


Dont use airtel Network in only 4g mode…there is huge prblm in there volte no stabl volte yet…when anyone called me phn says number is busy…


They don’t support 4G only mode yet. Only Jio and Vodafone support 4G only mode with VoLTE.

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