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19 December 2020

BSNL launches Prepaid International Roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan & British Virgin Islands

BSNL has announced the launch of Prepaid International Roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan & British Virgin Islands for its customers in Kerala Circle with effect from 18th December 2020.

BSNL launches Prepaid International Roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan & British Virgin Islands

BSNL prepaid mobile customers can avail services via partner network operators - M/s Uganda Telecom (UGATL) of Uganda, & M/s Azercell (AZEAC) of Azerbaijan & M/s CCT (VGBCC) of British Virgin Islands. BSNL customers visiting these countries can enjoy international roaming facility on their existing prepaid mobile numbers through these partner networks.

Latest BSNL Prepaid International Roaming Countries List

(As on 19-12-2020)

Sl No Country Partner Network
1 Afghanistan M/s Etisalat
2 Armenia M/s Veon
3 Austria M/s Hutchison
4 Azerbaijan M/s Backcell
  M/s Azercell
5 Bahrain M/s Viva
6 Bangladesh M/s Grameenphone
7 Belarus M/s Velcom
8 Belgium M/s Telnet
9 BHUTAN M/s B-Mobile
11 British Virgin Islands  
12 Brunei M/s Progresif
13 Canada M/s Bell  Mobility
M/s Freedom
14 Czech Republic M/s T Mobile
15 Denmark M/s H13G
16 Egypt M/s Orange
M/s Etisalat
17 Finland M/s DNA
M/s Elisa
18 France M/s Bouyges
M/s Orange
19 Germany M/s Telephonica
M/s Telekom
M/s Deutchland
20 Greece M/s Wind Hellas
21 Hongkong M/s HKT
22 Iceland M/s Nova
M/s Vodafone
23 ISRAEL M/s Pelephone
M/s Hot Mobile
24 Italy M/s Telecom (ITASI)
25 Indonesia M/s Indosat
26 Japan M/s NTT Docomo
27 Kazakhastan M/s MTS(Tele2)
28 Kuwait M/s Zain
M/s Ooredoo
29 Luxembourg M/s Post-Luxembourg
30 Macau M/S Hutchinson
31 Malaysia M/s DIGI
M/s Maxis
M/s U-Mobile
32 Maldives M/s Dhiraagu
33 Mauritius M/s MTML
34 Montenegro M/s MTEL
35 Myanmar M/s MPT
M/s Ooredoo
36 New Zealand M/s Spark (NZLTM)
37 Nepal M/s N Cell
38 Oman M/s Omantel
39 Poland M/s P4
40 Puerto Rico M/s Claro
41 Qatar M/s Ooredoo
42 Russia M/s VimpelCom
43 Saudi Arabia M/s Zain
M/s Etisalat
44 Singapore M/s StarHub
M/s M1
45 Slovenia M/s Telemach
46 Spain M/s Xfera Movils
47 Sri Lanka M/s Diolog Axiata
M/s Mobitel
48 Sweden M/s HI3G
49 Switzerland M/s Swisscom
50 Taiwan M/s Chunghwa
51 Thailand M/s TRINET
52 Turkey M/s Turkcell
M/s Avea
53 UAE M/s Etisalat
M/s DU
54 Uganda M/s Uganda Telecom
55 UK M/s Hutchison 3G
56 Ukraine M/s Vodafone
M/s TriMob
57 USA M/s T Mobile
58 Vietnam M/s Viettel
M/s Vinaphone

As on date (19-12-2020), BSNL's Prepaid International Roaming service is available for 80 networks in 58 countries. BSNL is also providing Postpaid International Roaming service for 476 networks in 195 countries. If you are planning to visit any of the above countries, you can simply use your existing BSNL Prepaid Mobile number. Now let us check the steps to activate BSNL International Roaming facility on your  BSNL Prepaid Mobile number.

How to Activate BSNL's Prepaid International Roaming ?
Customers can activate BSNL's Prepaid International Roaming facility on their existing number in just two steps.

Step 1. Replace SIM Card
Customers may replace their existing SIM card with BSNL Prepaid International Roaming enabled SIM cards from nearest Customer service centers. Customers are requested to submit a copy of ID proof or Aadhar card to get international roaming enabled Dual IMSI SIM card.

Step 2. Recharge International Roaming STV
After getting new SIM card which is enabled with International Roaming, the facility can be activated with BSNL's International Roaming STVs - either STV 58 or 168. IR STV 58 offers 30 days validity whereas IR STV 168 offers 90 days validity. After the expiry, a customer may recharge with any of these two IR STVs to get continued International Roaming Service on your BSNL prepaid mobile number. This STV can be activated on any of the existing BSNL Prepaid Mobile Plans.

BSNL Prepaid International Roaming  - To Do List
  • Restart your phone, once you land abroad.
  • Manually search and select the network operator.
  • Keep the 'Mobile Data' off when not in use.
  • IR STV 58 has 30 days validity whereas IR STV 168 has 90 days validity.
  • Please remember to redo any of these two STVs for extension of International Roaming facility.
  • Check for tariff related information.( -> Prepaid -> Tariffs and coverage -> Choose the visiting country -> Select operator -> Select currency -> click ok )
  • All International services except Incoming SMS are chargeable.
  • Use a Quadband supporting phone if you are travelling to USA.
  • Use a 3G supporting phone if you are travelling to Japan.
  • If you encounter any difficulties while roaming abroad, Call / Whatsapp / SMS to +919446087621 / +919447087621 for assistance (for Kerala customers).
  • Customers can also book their complaint at Or Call +919434024365.
BSNL also provides Data Roaming facility across the world. Roaming in Foreign operator's mobile network requires a compatible Handset which is capable of working in frequency bands used by the networks in the country visited. Customers are advised not to use data services while in international roaming as the data charges are very high.

Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about BSNL's Prepaid International Roaming facility via comments with us.

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