Airtel unveils free international roaming packs for post-paid mobile customers travelling to U.S

Telecom Lead India: Bharti Airtel has launched three new International Roaming Packsfor post-paid mobile customers travelling to United States of America.

Under this new international roaming package, customers can get upto 5 hours of free incoming calls while travelling in USA, and also make outgoing calls to local USA numbers as well as outgoing calls back to India at just Rs.20/min.

The service is available in three different tariff packs of INR 1000/-, INR 3500/-, and INR 8500/- with a validity of 30 days each.

Customers can activate the pack by messaging the respective activation keyword to 121 for the selected pack and enjoy the discounted rates. Standard roaming rates would apply for all other outgoing international calls, messaging and data usage.


Airtel in partnership with Huawei recently also launched the first TD LTE smartphone in India, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE.

Bharti Airtel lowers second quarter Capex by 14 percent to INR 40,549 million

Telecom Lead recently reported that Airtel, which has a customer base of 262.6 million across 20 countries, has lowered its Capex (capital expenditure) by 14 percent to INR 40,549 million in second quarter of 2012 from INR 47,287 million in same period last fiscal.

In the first half of the current fiscal, Airtel spent INR 76,306 million, down 16 percent from INR 90,770 million in H1 of 2011-12.

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