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Airtel launches international video calling for 3G customers in India

NEW DELHI: India’s largest telecoms company by subscribers and revenues Bharti Airtel launched international video calling facility for its 3G customers in India on Monday, a senior executive said.

This service will allow customers to leverage Airtel internet on 3G for making international video calls, currently available for 227 international countries.

Bharti Airtel said it has more than 2 million 3G customers as of April.

Airtel 3G customers in India will be charged Rs 14 per minute for making video calls to countries like USA, Canada, Bangladesh while on the move and Rs 20 per minute for video calls to UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Bharti Airtel president mobile services Atul Bindal said, “Given the high demand of video calling services seen since the launch of Airtel 3G services, we are confident that our customers will see great value from the availability of this capability for international calls as well.”

For using the video calling service both the caller and the called customer should be on the 3G network and they should have a front-camera in their respective 3G handsets.

Airtel launched Airtel Movies, an online on-demand digital video service in alliance with BigFlix, the home entertainment division of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group earlier this month.

The telco also launched 3G services in six states in the North-East circle and unveiled new high speed broadband plans in the country last week.

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/telecom/airtel-launches-international-video-calling-for-3g-customers-in-india/articleshow/9016919.cms

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