• 06:20 Oct 14, 2019

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Aircel set to launch international calling card

By: Yuthika Bhargava, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 16, 2018 7:39 pm

The long distance calling card which will allow users to make calls to the USA and Canada at Rs 1.99 per minute.
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Aircel is all set to commercially launch its long distance calling card which will allow users to make calls to the USA and Canada at Rs 1.99 per minute. The average cost of making a call to these countries is about Rs 7 per minute.
An Aircel spokesperson informed Telecom Yatra that the promotional rate is currently applicable only to USA and Canada. Tariffs for other countries are still being worked on and would soon be announced. The service is expected to be launched next month, and will be available in all circles where Aircel is currently present.
The calling card is currently accessible via Aircel's website but is not yet available at retailers. To avail the service, users need to register their number on Aircel's website and buy a recharge card for Rs 100, Rs 300, Rs 500 or Rs 1000. Once the account is recharged the customer needs to dial a toll free number from an Aircel mobile.
In case a user dials from a phone number that is already registered on the Aircel site, he will need to punch in a 4 digit PIN or else a 12 digit PIN followed by the 4 digit PIN. After this the current balance and validity of the account will be announced and the destination number (in Canada or the United States), can be dialed.
Only Aircel subscribers can call the toll free number. However there is a possibility, in the future, of this number being accessible from phones using other networks.
“Delhi has high calling minutes to USA and Canada. Punjab only has for Canada while Kerala has for UAE. On the other hand, West Bengal has for Bangladesh and from Jammu and Kashmir high amounts of international calls are made to Pakistan,” added the spokesperson.
International calling card service is currently offered by almost all major network services provider in the country. Operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, MTNL and Idea allow their subscribers to make STD/ISD call at a lower rate.

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