Indian owned Bharti Airtel a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has introduced ONE AIRTEL service aimed to ease the burden of roaming costs. If you are a frequent traveler in Africa in Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In South Asia, Airtel is in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh get ready to switch to this one global communication initiative.
In this service Airtel customers will not need to register or buy new SIM cards, as they are automatically enrolled in the ONE AIRTEL service.In addition to enjoying flat roaming tariffs for data and SMS, they will also be treated as local consumers so pay local rates whenever they travel to nations in which Airtel operates.
Chief Marketing Officer for Airtel’s operations in Africa, Andre Beyers says “Data usage has increased exponentially over the past few years, alongside the growing number of smart phones. There is an increasing number of excellent apps that can be used whilst on the go internationally. 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 travelers across the countries that we operate in,”
Beyers added: “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.”
The newly introduced service will further enhance communication for travelers from Africa by enabling them access data and SMS, in addition to the currently available voice roaming, at a flat attractive rate whilst traveling within Africa and South Asia.