Come April, Air­tel Users Won’t Have to Pay Na­tional Voice and Data Roam­ing Charges

The Economic Times - - Telecom: The Wide Spectrum - Our Bureau

New Delhi: Bharti Air­tel, In­dia’s big­gest mo­bile phone op­er­a­tor, abol­ished na­tional roam­ing charges on both voice and data ser­vices and ra­tio­nalised its in­ter­na­tional roam­ing packs, ex­tend­ing the ben­e­fits to sub­scribers trav­el­ling over­seas even if they don’t buy the packs.

From April 1, an Air­tel sub­scriber who trav­els abroad without pur­chas­ing an in­ter­na­tional pack will get the same ben­e­fits the mo­ment the user runs up a bill equiv­a­lent to the value of the low­est in­ter­na­tional pack. On reach­ing a thresh­old of .₹ 649 (the price of a one-day pack for the US), the sub­scriber will au­to­mat­i­cally get free in­com­ing calls/SMS, 100 min­utes of In­dia and lo­cal coun­try out­go­ing calls, 300 MB of data and other ben­e­fits un­der the pack.

“Start­ing April 1, Air­tel cus­tomers roam­ing within In­dia will en­joy free in­com­ing calls/SMS and there will be no pre­mium on out­go­ing calls,” the com­pany said in a state­ment on

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