Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a strategic partnership with mobile value added service provider Tranglo to introduce Talk Time gifting for Airtel Lanka customers across geographies. With this, friends and family residing abroad will now be able to gift Talk Time to their loved ones in Sri Lanka – anytime, anywhere!
Speaking about the partnership, Suren Goonewardene, CEO – Sri Lanka, Bharti Airtel said, “Our partnership with Tranglo has enabled us to supplement our localized top up services by allowing customers to stay in touch with their aloved ones through the gifting of Talk Time across geographies. We look forward to working with Tranglo to deliver this unique experience for our customers in Sri Lanka.”
HY Sia, CEO – Tranglo added, “We are delighted to extend our offering to Airtel, allowing them to benefit from our extensive distribution network. We have a strong presence in Asia and the Middle East and are happy to have reinforced our position even further in this area by tying up with Airtel – a leading global player with an increasingly strong market presence in Sri Lanka.”
With the minimum amount that can be transferred being Rs.10, Airtel customers can now share news of this service with their friends and family residing abroad, to enable the gifting of Talk Time across geographies. With this tie-up, Sri Lankans will be offered the opportunity to receive the gift of Talk Time direct to their Airtel mobile from friends and family residing abroad. For post paid Airtel customers, a gift of up to Rs.25,000 can be received which will be deducted from their monthly bill. Prepaid Airtel customers can receive up to Rs.9,999 direct to their mobile which will be reflected by an increase in their credit balance (by the amount sent).
Tranglo is a leading international mobile financial transactions hub operator that enables cross-border airtime exchange, money transfer and bill payment via its award-winning innovative solutions gloTransfer and gloRemit. Tranglo works with prominent mobile operators and financial institutions, vendors/resellers/distributors, remittance service providers across the globe through its local offices in Netherlands, Lebanon, Malaysia and United States. For more info on Tranglo, please visit www.tranglo.com or www.facebook.com/tranglo
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 246 million customers across its operations at the end of February 2012. To know more please visit www.airtel.com
About Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Bharti Airtel Lanka commenced commercial operations of services in Sri Lanka on January 12, 2009, and was the fastest operator to reach 1 million customers in Sri Lanka. With its network footprint panned out across the country and capturing strategic ranking positions in various areas in less than three years of operations, Airtel has emerged as Sri Lanka’s fastest expanding network. Registered under the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka, Airtel Lanka provides digital mobile services into Sri Lanka which includes voice telephony, voice mail, data services and GSM based services. The Company has also received accreditations such as British Standards Institution’s ISO 27001:2005 and BS 25999 -2:2007 for its continuous efforts towards information security and business continuity. To know more please visit www.airtel.lk