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    Airtel presents an opportunity to 'Vote for the Taj Mahal SMS free from your Airtel mobile and make your vote count
    Offer valid on the First SMS from July 1st to July 6th midnight.
    Specially composed music on the Taj Mahal by AR Rahman, available as Hello Tunes

    New Delhi, 2nd July 2007: Bharti Airtel today announced a Free SMS campaign for all its 40 million plus mobile customers across India, presenting them with an opportunity to vote for the Taj Mahal. This special initiative is in line with the ongoing campaign running across the country, for people to voice their support, in order to select the Taj Mahal as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

    To participate in this campaign, to vote one of India’s most symbolic and internationally recognized landmarks, all Airtel mobile users can send an SMS with the keyword "Taj" to a shortcode (4567). Airtel offers all its users the first SMS free during the period July 1st to July 6th (Midnight). For subsequent messages, the sender will be charged the standard Rs 3 per SMS.

    “The Taj Mahal is a historic landmark that symbolizes India’s rich heritage and culture. This initiative is a special gesture by us, inviting all of Airtel’s 40 million plus family members to come forward and make their vote count,” said, Sanjay Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel Limited.

    Also, AR Rehman has composed customized music in six languages (Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam) for the Taj Mahal campaign. Airtel mobile users can download this as their Hello Tune by directly dialing 678777. Users can also download ringtones, Truetones and full tracks by visiting Airtel Live from a GPRS enabled phone.

    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 42.68 million customers as of end of May‘07, consisting of 40.74 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 40,000 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