Airtel launches US roaming plans, offers Rs. 20/min outgoing call

Airtel launches US roaming plans, offers Rs. 20/min outgoing call
Airtel has launched international roaming plans for post-paid customers who are visiting the United States, offering up to five hours of free incoming calls and back home calls at a discount of up to 87 percent.

"... the launch of three new international roaming packs for post-paid mobile customers travelling to United States of America. Customers can get up to 5 hours of free incoming calls while travelling in the US and also make outgoing calls to local USA numbers as well as outgoing calls back to India at just Rs. 20/min," the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

With a tariff pack of Rs. 8,500, users will get 300 free incoming minutes, while the outgoing charges for local calls and calls to India stand at Rs. 20 per minute.

There are also tariff packs of Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 1,000, where customers will get 60 and 10 free incoming minutes, while outgoing calls can be made with Rs. 35/minute and Rs. 60/minute. All the three tariff packs have a validity of 30 days, the statement said.

Airtel's standard rate for incoming calls in US range between Rs. 61 per minute to Rs. 77 per minute, while calls back to India can be charged between Rs. 120 per minute to Rs. 160 per minute.

After the free minutes are over, users will be charged Rs. 60 per minute for Rs. 1,000 pack, Rs. 35 per min for Rs. 3,500 pack and Rs. 20/min for Rs. 8,500 pack for incoming calls, it added.

However, standard roaming rates would apply for all other outgoing international calls, messaging and data usage, the statement said.

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