Bharti Airtel which features – Talk to breaking barriers in its Advertisement has clinched a historic and probably the largest ever subscription deal by any mobile service provider in India. Airtel has bagged an order for 100,000 connections from Indian Railways. This deal is for the closed user group [CUG] services that enables subscribers to make calls and send text messages to other subscribers in the group at much lower tariff.

Railways employees in this CUG can communicate for FREE. However, if they have to make calls outside then they have to pay a premium. The tariffs are comparable to that of BSNL Cellone and in some cases lower.

This is probably the single largest deal as the Indian Railways is the largest employer in India. Will Reliance come with a better offer for other central government organizations ?