Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has just started offering two new plans for international roaming. These new plans come around the time when data, calling and roaming rates are running at a reduced price because of increased competition in the segment. According to the information, all the plans are applicable for prepaid users and they come with attractive easy talk time benefits. These plans are part of a new “Foreign Pass” scheme and the most inexpensive of the two plans starts at Rs 296 providing 40 minutes of calls on international roaming.
The second prepaid plan starts at Rs 446 while increasing the talk time from 40 to 75 minutes. These plans come right after the company has removed the activation fee of about Rs 199 that was both prepaid and postpaid users had to pay to enable international roaming. All these plans offer free outgoing and incoming local calls with varying validity.
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According to the details of the plans, the Rs 296 plan comes with a 30-day validity and the Rs 446 plan comes with 90-days validity. According to the report, these plans try to solve the issue where users just want to make quick short phone calls to their family and friends once they reach the destination without the need for any other benefits.
There plans only offer voice calls and do not come with any other benefits. The Foreign Pass is applicable when subscribers are traveling in 20 countries which include, The United States, UK, Canada, China, Germany, Australia, France, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
Interested users can head to the Airtel mobile app or website to enable these plans with a simple recharge. It is worth noting that no other telecom giant in the Indian market has launched any such offer with voice only benefits for prepaid subscribers. It is likely that other telecom providers including Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and more may soon launch offers with such benefits to compete with Airtel.