Bharti Airtel Expands Free Roaming Service from Africa to Asia
Published on: 15th Nov 2012
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Bharti Airtel has expanded the "One Network" service it inherited across Africa when it bought the Zain networks, to include India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The service offers free incoming calls when roaming between Airtel networks.
This offers opportunities to a base of 60 million Airtel customers in Africa to roam at affordable tariffs in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Commenting on the service, Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa said: "Mobile communication has the ability to connect communities. Airtel's One Network now gives our customers the ability to drastically reduce roaming charges whilst travelling within and across the two continents. Our goal is to provide affordable and relevant mobile communication solutions across borders."
India is the main destination for most of African travellers for trade, its tertiary educational institutions and affordable medical facilities.
The countries covered by Airtel One Network Services are: Kenya, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.