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How To Keep Airtel SIM Active While Travelling Abroad?

There are so many things that you have to take care of when you are travelling abroad. Hotels, flight check-ins, visas – a long list. However, one thing that most people forget or ignore is activating international roaming on their SIM cards. Activating an International Roaming pack on your SIM card is crucial – as it helps you to receive calls on your phone, use mobile data, getting OTPs and bank messages even when you are abroad. The International Roaming plan helps you to convert your regular SIM into an overseas SIM card or an abroad SIM card. Basically, by activating an International Roaming plan, you will be able to efficiently use your Indian number in a foreign country without any hassles, just like you would in India.

New International Roaming Pack at just 133/day. Now keep your India number active on your next trip abroad and never miss out on any important update.

 

Will my Airtel SIM be active by default for international roaming?

International roaming service is inactive on your smartphone, as a default setting. So, to enjoy seamless calling, SMS, and data benefits when you are abroad, make sure that you activate the IR pack.

For Airtel postpaid customers who are not on an Airtel International Roaming pack, they will only be charged when they use Airtel’s services (calls, mobile data, etc.). On the other hand, Airtel prepaid customers who are not using the international roaming service will need to have enough recharge balance on their SIM cards before they leave India to continue to enjoy Airtel’s services. However, whether you’re a prepaid or a postpaid customer, you must activate an international roaming pack whenever you travel abroad.

Activating International Roaming on your Airtel mobile number also ensures that you continue to receive bank account-based messages or OTPs on your registered mobile number. You can keep a steady track of your bank account activity too. This will not be possible if you switch over to a local SIM on your international trip.

Read more: The best SIM card for tourists and international travellers

How to activate Airtel international roaming on your Airtel number?

You can activate your Airtel international SIM card in 4 ways. And, no matter which method you try out, it will take no more than 3 or 4 minutes to activate your Airtel international SIM plan. Here are the methods:

Using Airtel Thanks

Open the Airtel Thanks app and toggle international roaming from there.

Reach out to the Airtel call centre

You can call on 121 if you are in India, or 99100-99100 (toll-free) if you are outside the country, in order to keep your Airtel SIM card active.

WhatsApp us on 99100-99100

Feel free to text us at 99100-99100 via WhatsApp and we will help you to activate your SIM card for your international trip.

Send an SMS

You can even send an SMS to 121 with the text IRSTART in order to activate the IR service.

Thus, there are multiple ways for you to keep your Airtel number activated during your trip. With the Airtel International Roaming plans, you will always have a wide variety of prepaid as well as postpaid plans to keep you connected.

Read more: How to activate international roaming?

New International Roaming Pack at just 133/day. Now keep your India number active on your next trip abroad and never miss out on any important update.

 

Airtel International Roaming Plans for Prepaid Connection

Short Duration Packs
Rental Validity Set 1 countries Set 2 countries
₹ 899 10 Days 1GB Data 500MB Data
₹ 2,998 30 Days 5GB Data 2.5GB Data
Long Duration Packs
Rental Validity Set 1 countries Set 2 countries
₹ 2,997 365 Days 2GB Data 1GB Data
Data Top Up
Rental Validity Set 1 countries Set 2 countries
₹ 755 5 Days 1GB Data 500MB Data

Airtel International Roaming Plans for Postpaid Connection

Short Duration Packs
Rental Validity Set 1 countries* Set 2 countries
₹ 649 1 Day High Speed Unlimited 500MB Data High Speed Unlimited 250MB Data
₹ 2,999 10 Days High Speed Unlimited 5GB Data High Speed Unlimited 2.5GB Data
₹ 3,999 30 Days High Speed Unlimited 12GB Data High Speed Unlimited 6GB Data
Long Duration Packs
Rental Validity Set 1 countries* Set 2 countries
₹ 5,999 90 Days High Speed Unlimited 2GB Data High Speed Unlimited 1GB Data
₹ 14,999 365 Days High Speed Unlimited 15GB Data High Speed Unlimited 7.5GB Data
Data Top Up
Rental Validity Set 1 countries* Set 2 countries
₹ 755 5 Days High Speed Unlimited 1GB Data High Speed Unlimited 500MB Data

*these benefits are applicable in countries like USA, Canada, Australia & most parts of Europe & Gulf.

Choose Airtel IR plans as your preferred option for travelling abroad and make the most out of your international trips!

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