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REFILE-BRIEF-India's Bharti Airtel scraps national roaming charges
February 27, 2017 / 9:51 AM / 9 months ago

REFILE-BRIEF-India's Bharti Airtel scraps national roaming charges

(Corrects headline to clarify co scraps national roaming charges; adds source text)

Feb 27 (Reuters) - Bharti Airtel Ltd:

* Says announced radical changes that redefine value proposition for domestic and international roaming

* Says Airtel mobile customers will be able to carry their numbers across India and world

* Airtel mobile customers will be able to stay connected all time without having to worry about high call/data charges

* Says “national roaming - free incoming calls; no premium on outgoing calls; no data roaming charges”

* Starting April 1, Airtel customers roaming within India will enjoy free incoming calls/SMS and there will be no premium on outgoing calls

* Says home data packs for customers will apply even while they roam across India

* Says there will be no additional data charges on national roaming

* Says daily billing will be automatically adjusted to price of basic one day pack even for customers who don’t buy a roaming pack

* Says starting April 1, 2017, even customers on international roaming without a pack will be fully protected from bill shocks

* International call charges cut by up to 90% to as low as INR 3/min, data charges by up to 99% to INR 3/MB across popular roaming destinations Source text: Further company coverage:

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