Airtel launches new International Roaming packs with data, free incoming calls

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Airtel today launched new International roaming packs that offers bundles of data, free India calling minutes, free incoming calls and free texts to India. Charges for calls to India and local in-country calls have been reduced to as low as Rs. 3/min across popular destinations.

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.

These are available for most popular global destinations such as US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and UAE and come with validity of one day and 30 day, depending on your preference. Airtel plans to launch a $45 medium duration pack with 10 days validity by middle of October 2016.

New Airtel International Roaming packs

Benefits/Country US ,Canada UK Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand UAE
Pack Rental (Rs.) 4999 649 4999 649 2499 499 3999 649
Incoming calls Free  Free Free   Free  Free Free  400 100
Data 3GB 300 MB 3GB 300 MB 3GB 300 MB 3GB 300MB
Free mins. to India 400 100 400 100 400 100 400 100
SMS – India Free   Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
Outgoing – India/Local (Rs/min) 3 3 3 3 3 3 10 10
Validity (days) 30 1 30 1 30 1 30 1

These packs can be activated through the Airtel website, myAirtel app, USSD and Customer Contact Centers.

Commenting on the new plans, Ajai Puri, Director – 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.

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