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Bharti, Vodafone join hands in Jersey

business Updated: Jun 29, 2007 04:41 IST
M Rajendran

Competitors in India, Airtel and Vodafone have come together in launching mobile services in Jersey (Channel Islands), on Thursday.

Jersey Airtel, a subsidiary of the Bharti group, launched its mobile services in Jersey (Channel Islands) under the Airtel-Vodafone brand on the island over its full second generation (2G), 3G and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) enhanced network.

Commenting on the launch, Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and Group CEO, Bharti said, “This is a special day for all of us at Bharti and we are delighted at the launch of our services in Jersey. We are committed to bringing world-class services to customers and adding value to communities and businesses on the island.”

The new services to be offered by Airtel-Vodafone include voice mail, which allows voice mail messages to be accessed through a customer’s email; missed call alert, which lets a customer know who called even when the phone is switched off; an E-Bill service, which gives up to date billing information; and a new phone-to-phone method of topping up for pre-paid customers.

Additionally, the HSDPA capability provides for faster data transfer speeds, the company claimed. With these services, Airtel-Vodafone has also launched simple and easy to understand price plans which will re-shape boundaries and break barriers, the company said.

Calls to key European Union member countries and other destinations (e.g. Australia and South Africa) are priced the same as Jersey landline prices.