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MTNL and BSNL to introduce free roaming plans from January 26

By insightVAS - Fri Jan 24, 12:18 pm

BSNL and MTNL, the two state owned telecom operator may launch new roaming plans from January 26. It will offer subscribers free calls.

“MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge,” said an official source. He, however, added that BSNL will also have a roaming plan for free calls, but its customers may have to shell out Re 1 a day to avail of the facility.

Several private telecom operators already offer plans under which, for a monthly or daily fee starting Rs 5, people get all incoming calls without roaming charges.

MTNL’s Mumbai customer will not have to pay any extra charge when they travel to Delhi, and same scheme will apply for its Delhi customers. Further details of PSUs plans could not be ascertained. Source said that Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is likely to announce this scheme within couple of days.

“Minister (Sibal) had asked the PSUs in November to come up with free roaming scheme. Though MTNL made it free, BSNL will levy charge so that it can bear cost. Customers availing scheme will enjoy local tariff wherever they travel,” the source said.

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