Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), a leading telecommunication service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the launch of an offer that will allow its customers across Tanzania to make international calls at the most competitive rates.

The new offer makes Airtel Tanzania, one of the most affordable and quality services provider, demonstrating its continued commitment to connect people by providing affordable rates in the country. The launch follows the introduction of ‘Airtel Yatosha’, another unbeatable service introduced a few weeks ago.

"After the successful launch of Airtel Yatosha, we are now introducing another affordable offer that will make it easier for our customers to communicate with family, friends and business partners across the boundaries. We are once again introducing affordable communication services that will connect Tanzania to the world and the world to Tanzania at the most competitive rates, Airtel Tanzania Managing Director, Sunil Colaso, said during the launch.

For as lowest as 3,000 shillings, Airtel customers will be able to call India 24hours 7days a week. The new international calling offer will provide Airtel’s customers with 25 minutes bundle at a fixed price.

"This is the first from Airtel, and the service will guarantee our customers quality, reliable and affordable communication services at all times. We have listened to our customers' needs and leading to the design of this product that suits their needs. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to Tanzania and bring affordability, innovation and quality services that will make certain there is freedom talking across boundaries," he said.

The service will especially enable customers in Tanzania travelling to, or contacting those in India, be it business study or visiting India for health reasons stay in touch with families at very competitive and affordable rates. Mr. Colaso said the launch is a beginning of a journey that will transform the Tanzania telecommunications market.

On his part Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Debnath Shaw said, "We applaud Airtel for introducing extraordinary offer that will strengthen our relationship between India and Tanzania. The two countries have a significant history and have always had close ties not only in trade but also in education, health and other social activities. I am delighted to see Airtel taking the lead to introduce affordable rates to Tanzanian market.”

In India, Airtel is one of the leading service provider, that has vastly invested in technology, network and provide quality, affordable services to its customers. “I'm happy to see the telecommunication industry being transformed as that of India and Airtel replicating the same to African market," he added.

Commenting on the service, ‘Airtel International Offer’, Airtel International Business service Manager, Prisca Tembo, said that the offer will be in form of bundle minutes, at a fixed price of 3000 shillings customer gets 25 minutes to call to India 24 hours 7 days a week. The charges will be per second and calling outside the bundle offer shall remain the same thus apply the normal rate.

"To subscribe for this offer customers should dial *149*13# and enjoy special calling rates. This service is available to prepaid customers across the country," she said.

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi-India, the company ranks amongst top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers.

In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce.