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Airtel customers to receive calls for free while in India

13th December 2012
Airtel Tanzania managing director Sam Elangalloor briefs journalists how the ‘One Network’ services launched in Dar es Salaam yesterday will allow Airtel customers to carry their Airtel numbers and receive calls while in India without incurring any surcharges during the coming festive season. (Photo courtesy of Airtel Tanzania)

Airtel Tanzania is coming up with another first: a service that will allow its customers to carry their mobile phone numbers and receive calls while in India without incurring any surcharges this festive season, which will guarantee them freedom to talk.

The firm’s Managing Director, Sam Elangalloor, told journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday that customers travelling from Tanzania to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be able to carry their Airtel Tanzania lines and continue to enjoy our services.

“Airtel customers will be able to receive calls for free during this festive season,” he said, adding: “This service gives our customers the ability to drastically reduce roaming charges whilst travelling within and across the two continents.”

He noted that the firm’s goal was to provide affordable and relevant mobile communication solutions across borders.

Elangalloor explained that many Tanzanians go to India for a wide range of purposes, including pursuing higher education and training as well as seeking medical treatment.

“This service will enable a lot of Tanzanians visiting and having families in India stay in touch at no cost beyond the festive season. All Airtel customers would require is to top up their lines with their Airtel Tanzania vouchers and enjoy the service,” he said.

In addition to the service launched for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Airtel customers will also continue to enjoy similar services in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zambia.

The MD said the customers would be connected to Airtel services while travelling to these countries, “enjoying affordable call and internet rates and able to recharge their lines while there without being charged roaming rates, which would make communication reliable and affordable at all times”.



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