Bharti Airtel today announced new International roaming packs for both postpaid and prepaid customers. The packs offer free incoming calls, free texts to India and data benefits along with free India calling minutes across all popular destinations.
Charges for calls to India and local in-country calls have been reduced to as low as Rs 3/min across popular destinations. The company further announced in the press release that post the exhaustion of pack data benefits, international roaming data will now be charged at just Rs 3/MB, a reduction of 99% from Rs 650/MB. Customers can access their emails, social media, and websites without having to wait for public wi-fi or free access.
These International roaming packs are available for most popular global destinations such as US, Canada, UK, Singapore and UAE. The packs come with validity of one day and 30 day, depending on customers flexibility.
One day IR pack: The one day pack is designed for short/quick international trips and for appx. $10 customers can stay connected through their travel. This pack is particularly useful for business travelers who may be traveling to multiple destinations for very short durations.
30 days IR pack: The 30 days pack offers connectivity through long duration trips for appx. $75 and is loaded with data and India calling benefits. This offers seamless connectivity during single country business trips/vacation of up to a month.
10 days IR pack: With the holiday season around the corner, Airtel plans to launch a $45 medium duration pack with 10 days validity by middle of October 2016.
The Rs 4999 (appx. $75) pack for US, Canada with 30 days validity offers 3GB data, unlimited incoming calls, 400 minutes of calls to India, and unlimited texts to India. Post pack data charge of Rs 3/MB will apply. All Calls (post free minutes) to India & within local within destination will be charged at just Rs 3/min.
The Rs 649 (appx. $10) pack for US, Canada with one day validity offers 300 MB data, unlimited incoming calls, 100 mins of India calling, and unlimited texts to India. Post pack data charge of Rs 3 /MB will apply. All Calls (post free minutes) to India will be charged at just Rs 3/min and even all local calls within the country of travel will be charged at just Rs 3/min.
These packs can be activated through the Airtel website, myAirtel app, USSD and Customer Contact Centers.
Commenting on the new plans, Ajai Puri, Director â€“ Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said: Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “The new roaming packs are in line with our commitment to provide our customers a seamless international roaming experience and great value. The number of Indians traveling overseas for leisure and business is growing rapidly and our new IR packs ensure that customers get no bill shocks and have the convenience of always keeping their phones switched on, wherever they are.”