The Newest Promos and Features of Airtel

Airtel, India’s leading postpaid and prepaid mobile network provider is certainly on the forefront when it comes to being innovative. Through the years, the company has been ever reliable and has grown to expand its reach across the globe, operating in countries in South East Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands. Airtel holds the record for being the world’s second largest mobile telecommunications company, with over 275 million subscribers across 20 countries as surveyed in July 2013.

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Airtel company logo

Part of the company’s success is due to its unfailing efforts to provide their subscribers with features and promos that are relevant to today’s fast-paced lifestyle. From communication to entertainment to special services, Airtel has it all and still continues to innovate and update. Here are some of my favorite new features and promos of Airtel.

1. Free Facebook

Facebook on your phone

Available for free for Airtel prepaid users, this feature ensures that you can Post updates, Like or make new friends on your Facebook using your phone. For someone who’s addicted to Facebook like me, this is a must-have on my mobile. It’s available in nine Indian languages, namely Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayasalam. To avail of this feature, simply log into your Facebook account using your phone and select your preferred language.

2. Book railway tickets from your mobile using Airtel money

Save yourself the hassle of lining up to get your railway ticket. Now, you can book tickets on your phone using Airtel money. All you need is an Airtel money account, an IRCTC user ID, and the mobile number on your IRCTC profile to match the number of your Airtel money account to activate the service. You don’t have to worry because there are no data or SMS charges, no payment gateway charges, and response time is quick.

To register, fill in your basic details like your name and date of birth. From the menu, select mPin. Enter the one time password. You now have an Airtel account. Next, load some cash into your Airtel account through netbanking, credit card or debit card. Then, dial *400# from your Airtel mobile and from the menu, select Book Tickets, then Rail Booking. Choose Reservation or Easybook if you know the train number. That’s it! This feature makes part of your daily commute hassle-free. Try it and see for yourself.

3. Saral Rozgar Blue Collared Job

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Scanning jobs on your phone

Ready to join the workforce? If you’re tired of scanning the classified ads, this feature is for you. Saral Rozgar is an exclusive service that lets you find a job of your choice easily and quickly. Apart from this service being affordable, what’s great about it is that you get a chance to apply to hundreds of companies, interact with job providers and also get real time information about available jobs.

To use Saral Rozgar, create your profile and register for the service by dialing 541410. You don’t even have to fill out any forms, just call and use your voice to fill in all the details needed! Once a company shows interest in your profile, you will receive an alert and your contact details will be sent to that company. Sure beats dropping your resume off at a hundred office buildings, doesn’t it?

4. Airtel Mobile TV

Don’t want to miss a single episode of your favorite show? Just subscribe to Airtel mobile TV and watch all your favorite programs, movies and music videos, anywhere, anytime. You can choose from over 120 popular live TV channels from all genres like movies, music, entertainment, regional, news, lifestyle, and devotional. You can choose among 4 packages to get 30 to 300 minutes of free viewing. Channel surf to your heart’s content and be entertained even while you’re out and about.

To subscribe, text TV to 54321, then click on the link received to download the app. Then, subscribe to the package of your choice. Take note that the app is supported on Android, Blackberry and Symbian.

5. Career Counseling

Sometimes, even the best of us need a little help when it comes to deciding on a career. Airtel’s career counseling feature allows you to talk to experts in the industry and get answers to all your questions related to education, career, and getting a job. Whether it’s choosing the best course that will fit you, to choosing the right university, this service provides you with the proper guidance so you can make an informed decision regarding your future. To subscribe, dial 550771 and subscribe to the career counseling service. Charges apply.

6. Karaoke on IVR

Now, you don’t have to go to a karaoke bar to sing along to the greatest and latest hits! Karaoke on IVR gets you started to becoming a singing star. Just dial 51155 to subscribe to the service. Not sure if you want to make the commitment? Then sign up for the free trial.

After subscribing, you can choose a song and sing along to the instrumental version if you know the lyrics or with the vocals if you need a little help. Your singing will be rated and compared to the original version. As of now, this service is only available in Adhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Delhi, UP, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and J and K regions.

7. Personality Development Service

Now, you don’t need to enroll in personality development courses which can be quite expensive, especially to those who are just about to start their careers. This feature has 19 modules on personality development, ranging from social skills to body language. This amazing service will boost your confidence and help you create a positive impact in all your social interactions. All modules have been divided into 5-minute IVR based lessons, so you can continue learning anytime you wish to do so. Aside from the IVR lessons, you’ll also receive useful tips via SMS. To subscribe, simply dial 53222345.

8. mBazaar

For a shopaholic like me, nothing excites me more than the thrill of hunting for the best finds. This service makes it easy for me to find the most exciting deals in the city. It’s also easy to browse from the catalogue of products, services and deals. From mobile accessories to hair and beauty products, to books, clothing and footwear, it’s a treasure trove of amazing deals for everyone. To subscribe, SMS mBazaar to 59000.

9. Airtel music store

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Listen to your favorite songs on your phone

Get the hottest tunes and full songs of your choice! No more downloading music from questionable sources—Airtel music store has everything you need. It’s easy to search from the huge catalogue of music, download to your mobile, listen and create a playlist. SMS the word “music” to 51160 to subscribe.

10. News on Demand

Stay one step ahead as this feature enables you to access breaking news before it goes on air. Exclusive videos and photos will be sent to your mobile, and you stay informed wherever you go.

You can access news from different genres such as national, global, business, sports or entertainment news. You can also choose to focus on local or regional news if you prefer to stay updated with what’s going on in your part of the world. The pricing depends on the news category which you’ll select from a detailed menu. To subscribe to this feature, simply dial *518#.

Indeed, Airtel has everything for everyone, and information and entertainment is just an SMS or a call away. Subscribe to any of these features using your Airtel prepaid number today.

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