While we had just reported that MTNL and BSNL are set to offer free roaming from January 26, MTNL has officially announced the plan.
State-run telecom operator MTNL, which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai, will soon launch free roaming scheme, allowing customers to receive calls at no extra cost while travelling across the country.
BSNL already has such a scheme in place.
At present, MTNL customers have to pay roaming charges for incoming calls when they go outside of Delhi and Mumbai.
MTNL chairman and managing director NK Yadav told PTI the scheme will be announced soon and they are finalizing the dates.
The hands of Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT and Law & Justice, Shri Kapil Sibal. The scheme, which will be active from January 26 onwards, offers subscribers free incoming while roaming in Delhi and Mumbai.
With the new scheme, whenever MTNL Mumbai customer visits Delhi, no charges for incoming calls will be levied while roaming on MTNL Network and vice-versa. However, outgoing local calls would be charged at Re. 1 per min and STD calls at Rs. 1.50 per min. SMS charges would be Re.1 and data charges 2 paise per 10 KB.
Moreover, MTNL has also increased minimum broadband speed to 2Mbps and is offering free broadband for one month to its landline customers.