New Delhi: Strengthening its 'One Airtel, service, Bharti Airtel on Monday said its African customers can now access data and SMS at a flat rate in addition to receiving free incoming calls while roaming across Africa and South Asia.
"The newly introduced service will further enhance communication for travellers from Africa by enabling them to access data and SMS, in addition to the currently available voice roaming, at a flat attractive rate whilst travelling within Africa and South Asia," the company said in a statement.
Airtel's African customers need not pay roaming charges on incoming calls while travelling in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and 17 African countries.
"By introducing a flat and attractive roaming rate for data and SMS use, Airtel will help lower the communication cost for millions of frequent business and leisure travellers across the countries that we operate in," Airtel Africa Chief Marketing Officer Andre Beyers said.
Airtel customers will not need to register or buy new SIM cards, as they are automatically enrolled in the ‘One Airtel’ service.
"Airtel customers will also receive calls for free and have the opportunity to recharge their phone credit by using the host country?s top up vouchers. There is a nominal mark up on the local rate to cover for exchange rate differences and currency fluctuations," Beyers added.
First Published: Monday, April 29, 2013, 19:47