Airtel cuts STD rates to Rs1.5 a minute

Airtel cuts STD rates to Rs1.5 a minute
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First Published: Mon, Apr 28 2008. 01 31 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 28 2008. 01 31 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Domestic long distance mobile call tariffs dipped to a new low on 28 April, with cellular services market leader Bharti Airtel reducing STD rates to Rs1.50 a minute from Rs2.65.
Bharti Airtel, 30% owned by Singapore’s SingTel, also announced a drastic cut in roaming rates under which incoming roaming calls will be charged at Re1 a minute compared with the existing Rs1.75.
While roaming, the customer can make an outgoing local call at Re1 a minute and an STD call at Rs1.50 a minute, Bharti Airtel President Manoj Kohli told reporters . The initiative will benefit rural customers.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 28 2008. 01 31 PM IST