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    Airtel presents an exclusive opportunity to its customers to become the country’s next Indian Idol
    • An unique and innovative opportunity to participate in Indian Idol – 3, one of India’s most popular entertainment programs
    • Exclusive for all Airtel Mobile & Fixed Line Customers
    • Registrations open for a week

    New Delhi, March 22, 2007: After the success of Indian Idol 2, Airtel once again brings to its customers an exclusive opportunity to participate in Indian Idol 3, one of India’s most popular entertainment programs. This is an innovative and unique opportunity wherein all Airtel mobile and fixed line customers can call and register for an audition for Indian Idol 3. Registrations are open from March 23, 2007 and closes on March 29, 2007.

    To register, an Airtel customer needs to call 646 from their Airtel mobile or 1280 from Airtel landline/ Fixed line phone and say “Idol”, which would then take them to the Indian Idol registration menu. Once the registration details are successfully completed over the phone, a unique registration number will be generated and given to the Airtel customer.

    Mr. P S Parasuram, Head, Content and New Product Development, Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel has always been at the forefront of bringing innovative services that enrich the mobile experiences of all Airtel users. We have introduced services like Hello Tunes, Easy Music and SongCatcher that has redefined the way our users listen to music on mobile in India. Indian Idol is another unique opportunity that provides an exclusive window for an Airtel user to become the country’s next Indian Idol and it further reinforces our endeavor to popularize music on mobile.”

    Each registration by an Airtel customer will be screened by the team at Sony Entertainment Television. The ones selected randomly will be called for an audition in Mumbai on April 4, 2007. The selection will be at the sole discretion of Sony Entertainment Television.

     

    About Bharti Airtel Limited:

    Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is one of India’s leading private sector providers of telecommunications services with an aggregate of 37.26 million customers as of end of February‘07, consisting of 35.44 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among 10 best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list.

    Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Broadband & Telephone (B&T) services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The B&T business provides broadband & telephone services in 94 cities. The Enterprise services provide end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national & international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 39,000 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in