How Do I Activate International Roaming with Airtel?

If you are an Airtel customer and you are planning to travel internationally, you can activate Airtel international roaming to easily stay in contact with family, friends, and your business while you're away. You can do so by email or by using the Airtel app. A security deposit may be required.

If you have Airtel and you're planning on traveling abroad in the near future, you should look into activating international roaming. That way you can easily stay connected to your family and friends during your trip. If you're a frequent business traveler, Airtel's international roaming is a must. With it, you can always reach the office when you need to. Keep reading to learn how to activate Airtel international roaming.

Activate International Roaming by Email

Activating Airtel international roaming by email is kind of complicated, but if you don't have the app, it's your only option:

  1. Download the roaming activation form. The form for prepaid plans is here. The form for postpaid plans is here.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Scan the form.
  4. Scan both sides of your international credit or debit card. The back must be signed.
  5. Scan the Personal Information and Dollar Endorsement pages of your passport.
  6. Email the scans to Airtel.
  7. Follow any instructions that Airtel sends you.

Activate International Roaming on the Airtel App

Doing it this way is much simpler:

  1. Open the Airtel app.
  2. Select More.
  3. Select Roaming.
  4. Select Activate.
  5. Fill out the online form.
  6. Pay.

Airtel International Roaming Security Deposits

If your Airtel account is prepaid, you will not be required to give the company a security deposit. People who hold credit cards with any of Airtel's partner banks also will not have to pay a security deposit. These banks are:

  • City Bank Limited
  • Eastern Bank Limited
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • United Commercial Bank Limited

All other Airtel customers will be required to pay a security deposit.

Contacting Airtel

If you have any questions about international roaming, you can talk to an Airtel representative for answers. You can reach one by phone or on the company's help forum.

How Do I Activate International Roaming with Airtel?

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