Airtel slashes call rates
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Monday slashed ISD call rates to Bangladesh and Nepal by up to 75 per cent for pre-paid customers without any need for a special recharge to cut the tariff. “Calls to Bangladesh will now be charged at only Rs 2.99 per minute (versus Rs 12 per minute earlier) representing a reduction of 75 per cent. Calls to Nepal will now be charged at Rs 7.99 per minute (versus Rs 13 earlier) representing a reduction of approximately 40 per cent,” Airtel said in a statement. The company claimed that the new ISD call charges, which are currently available to Airtel prepaid mobile users, are the most affordable in the industry and eliminate the need for buying additional ISD packs to make calls to Bangladesh and Nepal.