Airtel launches international video calling service

Airtel 3G subscribers can now make video calls to 227 countries and territories at call rates between Rs 14 per min to Rs 20 per min.

Airtel, has launched its international video calling capabilities on 3G for its customers in India. With this, Airtel 3G mobile customers in the country will now be able to make international video calls to 227 countries.

Atul Bindal, president, mobile services, Bharti Airtel said, "Given the high demand of video calling services seen since the launch of Airtel 3G services, we are confident that our customers will see great value from the availability of this capability for international calls as well. We invite our 3 million plus Airtel 3G customers to enjoy this exciting experience".

Call rates for this service to USA, Canada, Bangladesh is Rs 14 per min (no separate data charges), while video calls to UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Oman are priced at Rs 20 per minute.

As a pre-requisite to making ISD video calls, both the caller and the called customer have to be on 3G network and have a front-camera in their 3G handset in their respective countries.

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