Bharti Airtel Launches World SIM Service for International Travelers

By April 21st, 2010 AT 4:01 PM

Bharti Airtel announced the launch of “AIRTEL WORLD SIM”, a unique pre-paid SIM card for International travelers that allows to receive incoming calls on India Airtel number and still save up to 85% on Incoming calls while International roaming.

With Airtel World SIM service users can also make outgoing calls across the world and in the country they are in at a fraction of international calling rates.

Airtel World SIM can be used across 150+ countries i.e. there is no need to change Airtel India SIM for every country that you visit. One can buy the Airtel World SIM while still in India and enjoy the comfort and security of staying connected 24×7 when abroad without spending a fortune.

Airtel India customers can activate the Airtel World SIM service just by an SMS as follows-:

  • Just before leaving abroad, using your India Airtel SIM, send SMS “AWS A” to 58125 to activate your service. This would instantly activate your Airtel World SIM. However, please note that you would be unable to use your India Airtel SIM once your Airtel World SIM is activated, hence activation should be done just before departure.
  • If you would like to activate the Airtel World SIM at a particular time then send the following SMS “AWS A hh:mm”. You would need to specify the time (IST) at which you want the service to be activated in hh:mm format. On successful activation, you would receive a confirmatory SMS.
  • For example, if your international flight is at 10:20 pm , then prior to your departure send an sms “AWS A 22:20” to 58125. Note: Once the service is activated, you would be unable to receive any calls on your India Airtel SIM.
  • For Traif Details just click here- Airtel World SIM Tariff

Note-: Presently the Airtel World SIM is available only in Delhi NCR and it will be available in other cities soon. For more details call 1800-102-9933 (from India).

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Airtel indian sim service for international


I have a prepaid Airtel connection taken at Chennai, Tamilnadu & my mobile No: 8144279896. I have sufficient
balance. I have come to USA and will stay for 6 Months.
I have brought my handset with SIM. I am unable to make
outgoing calls as well not getting SMS / incoming calls.
Please activate to enable me to use in USA too. Thanks Baldev

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