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Airtel free incoming calls on national roaming

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    Default Airtel free incoming calls on national roaming

    Airtel has now launched their free incoming calls on national roaming on prepaid phones. You can get incoming calls free on national roaming with a daily charge of just Rs5 or activate it on a monthly basis for Rs79.

    To activate your free roaming SMS roam to 121.



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    Rs. 5 Incoming calls free on national roaming. Outgoing calls at 1.5p/sec. 1 Day




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    Rs. 79 Incoming calls free on national roaming and Outgoing calls at 1.5p/sec in home circle and roaming. 30 Days
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    What's the roaming charge for incoming calls without the free roaming recharges.

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    If your paying a monthly fee for it, its not really free then is it?

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    Technically you are right, because Airtel are claiming that incoming calls are free, but you still do have to pay Rs5 a day which doesnt really make it free.

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    Well you can say its free, because the Rs5 that you pay is like a fee, and instead of being charged for every call its a one off payment, which ideally makes your incoming calls free.

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    I am using a Bangalore Airtel SIM in Rest of Maharashtra circle just to keep the number alive, and the incoming and outgoing is being charged at a flat rate of INR 1 per minute.

    But, do I receive 5 calls or more on this sim every day? No, so, this doesn't hold value for me. Its just another money maker trick by Airtel.

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    I've never actually noticed what the charges are for incoming calls on roaming, because I don't go out of Delhi a lot. But being charged Rs1 a minutes is a lot!

    netherwinterknights, if your calls are less than one minutes then its ok but if they are more than a minute then its worth paying Rs5 per day for free incoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubelight View Post
    I've never actually noticed what the charges are for incoming calls on roaming, because I don't go out of Delhi a lot. But being charged Rs1 a minutes is a lot!

    netherwinterknights, if your calls are less than one minutes then its ok but if they are more than a minute then its worth paying Rs5 per day for free incoming.
    I know, but I just have that SIM popped up in a mobile to keep the number alive, since I will not be returning to Bangalore anytime soon. What happens is, with tariff reduction recharges, the recharge amount that we spend to reduce the tariff, will be in the end divided by the number of calls that this particular amount is used for. And for me, just paying a rupee for a minute works out cheaper.

    Look at the various STD recharges, there are many which offer local rates for STD calls, however, you pay the recharge amount plus the call amount for a finite number of minutes. So, are you actually saving as much?
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    Ok I suppose it does work out better for you this way then.

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    We all know that it is a catch from airtel just before TRAI will be announcing ALL INDIA FREE ROAMING, same as with aiircel's Rs. 39 recharge. But still if i get this plan with TATA DOCOMO in Delhi-NCR, i will go for it anyway. I think neither Rs 79 or 39 will hold much for anyone when we will be retaining our old number any-where in India. preeti_20 Thanks for the Info.
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