The operator has announced a new tariff plan for its subscribers
The CDMA operator has forayed in Mumbai after creating a presence in eight circles in India. It recently launched its services in Delhi.
Its Pay Per Second with 3 on 3 bonus offers one paisa per second for all calls, but also, if the customer makes a continuous call for 3 minutes, he can avail the next 3 minutes free
Customers may be rejoicing at the power of mobile number portability, which will soon be in their hands. But are operators ready for the churn?
With TRAI introducing Mobile Number Portability (MNP), there have been many speculations over who is likely to shift operators - the prepaid or the postpaid subscriber.
Voice tariffs, SMS and now roaming rates are getting slashed.
The network will cover a national footprint of close to 600 million. Call rates have been fixed at 29 paise per minute.
Manoj Kohli of Bharti Airtel said that mobile tariffs will fall further only if there is a cut in the high levies in the telecom sector.
The state telco has finally joined the tariff war by launching its pay per second plan. It had earlier said that it would not introduce such a plan.
A majority of investors are also believe that the introduction of 3G services can be a game changer for various players in Indian telecom.
The announcement comes a fortnight after BSNL launched 30 paisa per minute tariff for voice and video calls.
Bharti Airtel's calling card, Airtel Call Home, has a new tariff plan that enables expatriates living in the USA to make calls to India at one paisa per second.
The service, MBlaze, enables users to access few websites for free and it offers downloads and surfing for 10 paisa per MB with a speed of up to 3.1 Mbps.
The operator has already invested Rs 200 crore in the region, and will invest the remaining amount in the next two years. Idea Cellular announced its operations in Assam and will launch in the North East later this year.
According to TRAI figures, Circle C registered a year on year growth rate of 70 per cent, an addition of 2.3 million mobile subscribers in absolute numbers. Circle B had the highest number of additions at 6.8 million in October.