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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Exclusive: Free National Roaming for BSNL Customers across India from June 15, 2015 onwards

Happy News to all BSNL Prepaid & Postpaid Mobile Customers across India, as the state run PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to offer Free National Roaming from June 15 onwards. The Telecommunication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced this news today (on 2nd of June 2015).

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Telecom minister has announced this historic decision while addressing the media in New Delhi briefing the achievements of his ministry. The Minister also added that, spectrum sharing and trading policy to go to Cabinet this month and full mobile portability will be given from July, 2015 onwards.

As per tha latest TRAI reports, the state run PSU has got around 117 million customers across India and this news will definitely attract more customers towards BSNL.

The minister also said that, the NDA government has promised free roaming and now it has become a reality. In May 2015, BSNL slashed it's roaming call charges across India by 40 percent following a telecom tariff order issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The PSU has already introduced a variey of plans and special tariff vouchers (STVs) to make national roaming Free.

The minister said both state run telecom operators - BSNL and the MTNL - have been showing losses. The minister said. "In 2014, when I took charge, BSNL showed a loss of Rs. 7,500 crore. The MTNL was in profit till 2008, when I took charge, it showed losses." 

The minister also assured that the Full mobile portability will be given from July, 2015 for the 969.89 million Indian mobile phone users.

Now BSNL customers, just forget about Roaming Charges and enjoy uninterrupted services anywhere in India from 15-06-2015 onwards without paying anything extra.

Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about this latest news via comments with us. Whether this will increase the market share of BSNL ?

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  1. What would be the call rates while roaming across ?

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    1. Dear PD, With Free National Roaming, all your incoming calls will be Free without using any STVs or Plans.

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    2. Dear PD, as per latest info, lrrespective of whether subscriber has per minute plan or per second plan, while roaming all outgoing call charges will be as per the ceiling provided by TRAI. i.e., the outgoing local calls are @ 80p /minute and STD calls are @ Rs. 1. 15/ minute.

      See more details on Free Roaming @ http://goo.gl/kfxoOZ

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  2. Will the sim be treated as normal everywhere ? And rates for local/std calls ? Any rate cutter ?

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    1. Dear PD, yes...exactly.... :D

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    2. Dear PD, as per latest info, lrrespective of whether subscriber has per minute plan or per second plan, while roaming all outgoing call charges will be as per the ceiling provided by TRAI. i.e., the outgoing local calls are @ 80p /minute and STD calls are @ Rs. 1. 15/ minute.

      See more details on Free Roaming @ http://goo.gl/kfxoOZ

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  3. 1.Are the call charges same as in home state for std and local even while in roaming?

    2.what is full mobile portability? Explain please

    Thank u

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    1. Dear Ravi Kanth,

      1. lrrespective of whether subscriber has per minute plan or per second plan, while roaming all outgoing call charges will be as per the ceiling provided by TRAI. i.e., the outgoing local calls are @ 80p /minute and STD calls are @ Rs. 1. 15/ minute.

      See more details on Free Roaming @ http://goo.gl/kfxoOZ

      2. The full MNP will allow subscribers to retain their mobile number in any part of the country even when they change their operator or state. At present, MNP allows subscribers to change mobile network while retaining their number in the same telecom circle.

      See More Details @ http://goo.gl/nlxLM7

      :) :) :)

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  4. can i use stv 135 while in roaming

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    1. Dear Sharad Narayanan, No..Voice STVs / ISD STVs will not work in Roaming areas. (DATA and SMS STVs will work anywhere in India)

      See more details on Free Roaming @ http://goo.gl/kfxoOZ

      :) :) :)

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    1. Dear Sharad Narayanan, No..Voice STVs / ISD STVs will not work in Roaming areas. (DATA and SMS STVs will work anywhere in India)

      See more details on Free Roaming @ http://goo.gl/kfxoOZ

      :) :) :)

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  6. Will sms offers work while in roaming?

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    1. Dear Friend, SMS STVs will work in all India roaming (except Delhi & Mumbai)

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  7. I am not getting roaming to my DATA 198 pack at Delhi. Can you sort it out?

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    1. Dear John Jacob, just enable 'Data Roaming' in your handset. Also make sure that your APN settings are correct. ( Set APN as bsnlnet in Data Settings). See More Details @ http://goo.gl/061anp

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  8. I am not getting roaming in Delhi to my 198 data pack. Can you help me to sort the issue?

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    1. Dear John Jacob, just enable 'Data Roaming' in your handset. Also make sure that your APN settings are correct. ( Set APN as bsnlnet in Data Settings). See More Details @ http://goo.gl/061anp

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  9. What is the best plan(postpaid) for me? My prerequisites are STD calls and 3g data.

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  10. How can I check the usage and balance of voice in stv for Rs 125?

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