It is true that when you are in need, sometimes you have to join hands with your opponent! The same thing has happened in the telecom service providers – Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular. Actually, the business making motive has drove them to work with each other- they are doing this to let the entire country to have access to 3G services. They are in partnership via intra circle roaming agreements.
On being asked the spokesperson of Airtel and Vodafone had stated that roaming agreements are a norm in the Indian telecom industry. They give the service providers, the opportunity to serve the customers with seamless service.
Airtel has reportedly entered into an agreement with Vodafone and idea to provide 3G services in those cities where they did not have established their own network. Well, all we can say is, this is definitely an interesting initiative by the three leading mobile service providers!