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General News Airtel abolishes domestic roaming charges for voice and data services...
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Airtel abolishes domestic roaming charges for voice and data services to counter Reliance Jio

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel on Monday said that its customers roaming within India will enjoy free incoming calls and SMS starting April 1, 2017. The telco said that there will be no additional data charges on national roaming, and home data packs for customers will apply even while they roam across India.

The telco, in a statement, said that it will not charge any premium on outgoing calls while roaming across India.

“This marks the death of national roaming and the whole country will now be like a local network for our customers, who will not have to think twice before making or receiving calls or using data while traveling outside their home base. Airtel has again set the benchmark in delivering best in class value backed by a great network experience,” Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

Airtel has already launched innovative and affordable international roaming packs for all major countries across the world. These packs come with convenient validity options of 1 day, 10 days, and 30 days and offer loads of benefits including free incoming calls/SMS, calling minutes and texts both to India and the local country as well as generous dollops of data to stay online.

The telco said that its international roaming packs have received an overwhelming response from customers, shielding them from any bill shock and eliminating the need for a local country SIM. However, there are still several cases of customers inadvertently failing to choose these packs and suffering bill shocks due to the steep roaming charges on international networks.

"At Airtel, we are changing the international roaming paradigm, which will allow our customers to take their number to every corner of the world. As an industry, operators across the world must collaborate to remove the cost barrier to roaming and offer customers the convenience of staying connected without the fear of exorbitant bill charges,” Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel said.

Starting April 1, 2017, Airtel customers on international roaming without a pack will be fully protected from bill shocks through an automatic adjustment that is equal to the daily pack for that particular country, the telco said.

The moment a customer’s billing reaches the price of a one day pack for the country, he will be automatically moved to that pack, allowing him to use their devices abroad without any fear, the telco said.

Even post the exhaustion of pack benefits, customers will continue to enjoy extremely attractive rates for calling and data usage.

Airtel said that call charges have been reduced by upto 90% to as low as Rs 3 per minute and data charges by upto 99% to Rs 3 per MB across popular roaming destinations.

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