Airtel Offers Free Incoming Calls While on Roaming, Plan Start At Rs.5 (Prepaid and Postpaid)

India’s largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel today introduced FREE Incoming calls on National Roaming Plan for its prepaid customers across India at Rs.5 per day.

airtel free incoming while roaming

With this plan Outgoing calls at 1.5p/sec and all other rates and benefits same as base plan on which customer is currently on. Only change is Free for all Incoming Calls while roaming. To Activate this plan Airtel prepaid customers needs to send an sms ROAM to 121.

Airtel also introduced one monthly plan for Prepaid users at Rs.79 where in Incoming calls will be free on national roaming and Outgoing calls at 1.5p/sec in home circle and roaming valid for 30 days.

Airtel National Roaming Plan for Prepaid :
MRP Benefits Validity
Rs.5 Incoming calls free on national roaming and Outgoing calls at 1.5p/sec in home circle and roaming 1 Day
Rs.79 30 Days

Apart from above FREE Incoming calls on Raoming Plan for Prepaid users, Airtel also introduces one add-on plan for Rs.75 per month and 3 new bill pland with Roaming tariff benefits for its Postpaid customers with per second and per minute options as below.

Details of Airtel New National Roaming Packs (add-on) for Postpaid :

Particular Roaming  Add -on Pack 75
Rental per month Rs 75
Roaming Incoming FREE

All other rates and benefits same as base plan on which customer is currently on. Only change is Free Incoming while roaming.

Airtel New Roaming ‘Bill Plans’ for Postpaid users

Particular Roaming Tariff Plan 99 Roaming Free Incoming Plan 99 Travel Mate 499
Rental Rs 99 99 499
Local Rs/Min Paise / Sec Paise / Sec
airtel to airtel 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to other Mobile 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to Landline 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to airtel Landline 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to airtel 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to other Mobile 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to Landline 0.75 1.5 1.2
airtel to airtel Landline 0.75 1.5 1.2
ISD – Standard Standard Rates Standard Rates Standard Rates
Incoming 0.75 0 0
Outgoing Local 0.75 1.5 1.2
Outgoing STD 0.75 1.5 1.2
Outgoing Local SMS 1.00 Rs 1 / SMS Rs 1 / SMS
Outgoing STD SMS 1.50 Rs 1.5 / SMS Rs 1.5 / SMS
ISD SMS 5.00 Rs 5 / SMS Rs 5 / SMS
Local airtel to airtel Rs 1 / SMS Rs 1 / SMS Rs 1 / SMS
Local airtel to others Rs 1 / SMS Rs 1 / SMS Rs 1 / SMS
National Rs 1.5 / SMS Rs 1.5 / SMS Rs 1.5 / SMS
International Rs 5 /SMS Rs 5 /SMS Rs 5 /SMS
Toppings (Free Calls / SMS) mins. mins. seconds
airtel to all – Local + STD + Roam 0 0 50,000
SMS – Local + STD + Roam 0 0 200
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  • Rajan - Mumbai May 4, 2016 9:48 pm

    Please let me known about 1 month roaming plan

  • NITISH KUMAR April 27, 2016 8:07 pm

    Sir roaming pack ki jankari dijiye one month ke liye

  • Sandeep Rana - Gurgaon March 21, 2016 8:08 am

    In airtel how to know that romaing validity through ussd.

  • K.jayachandra - Ap January 11, 2016 8:24 am


  • Salim - Delhi January 7, 2016 9:05 pm

    Mujhe 6 month ke liye roming free chahiye .
    Please gide me for this.

  • Sushil - Kanpur December 14, 2015 6:55 pm

    Free incoming calls on roaming

  • neel kamal tiwari - lucknow November 19, 2015 9:36 am

    i want to know about roming plan.

    • dheeraj - karegano December 12, 2015 6:17 pm

      I m using airtel Rajasthan sim card I am in Maharashtra kareganv please tell me about the roaming plans

  • harish mali - kholapur October 31, 2015 10:37 am

    i have rajsthan airtel sim card and i am at kholapur MH i need 1 month free incoming call plan

  • Sachin mishra - mirzapur October 28, 2015 7:44 am

    I m in mp plz suggest me for 1years roaming pack in airtel.

  • hasmukh - rajkot October 5, 2015 3:53 pm

    I am using airtel prepaid staying at rajkot in Gujarat and I am in Bangalore for one month so for free incoming which is best and cheapest plan.

  • divya - mumbai September 8, 2015 8:19 pm

    my cousin is going to deharadun for 7 days.he is having airtel postpaid card.pls tell me postpaid national roaming charge having free incoming per day wise or for 7 days

  • shilpa.k - chennai July 29, 2015 4:04 pm

    sir i am having tamilnadu airtel sim for 15 days i am going to mumbai for studies which roaming offer is applicable

    • yogesh lunia - de September 1, 2015 11:26 am

      i have Delhi Airtel sim card and iam at Rajasthan i need 1 month free incoming pls tell me.

  • pratap chandra mallik - odissa June 25, 2015 3:05 pm

    i have bangalore sim card and iam at odissa i need 2 month free incoming

  • S.AbdulSameer - Andrapradesh,Anantapur June 19, 2015 4:05 pm

    Andrapradesh airtel sim other state roaming pack incoming ,outgoingcall amount pack

  • jayanta banerjee - mumbai June 19, 2015 3:31 pm

    i need roaming free in airtel incoming

  • jayanta banerjee - mumbai June 19, 2015 3:30 pm

    i need roaming free in airtel

  • balwinder - delhi May 23, 2015 8:08 pm

    Delhi 6 month roming free plan

    • Ajit singh - delhi December 26, 2015 2:32 pm

      charges of six mothly roaming pach aitel delhi

  • K Manikyalarao - Bangalore May 5, 2015 5:39 pm

    I have Andhra Pradesh Sim card and I am at Bangalore (karnataka) need six month free incoming and Out going call plan. Please suggest me….

    • anu - hyd May 19, 2015 10:38 am

      I have Andhra Pradesh Sim card and I am at Bangalore (karnataka) one month free incoming and Out going call plan. Please

  • siva - andhra April 24, 2015 4:51 pm

    need roaming plan incoming free and outgoing cost less for andhra pradesh number

  • Rajiv Agarwal - Delhi April 17, 2015 9:47 pm

    I want to know the current 30 days Roming free Pre Paid voucher in Delhi number

  • anujkumar - bikramganj March 25, 2015 12:04 pm

    I have bihar’s airtel prepaid sim. But currently i am in ponda state suggest me about roming package which is cover at least 3 months.

  • Kallol Mukherjee - Bhopal February 6, 2015 4:46 pm

    Currently I am in Bhopal , I have a Airtel prepaid connection of Hyderabad, I want to know some roaming package which is cover at least 3 months.

  • ranjit - amritsar January 9, 2015 8:26 pm

    I have punjab Sim card and I am at dibrugarh(assam) need one month free incoming call plan. Please suggest me….

  • Prasad - hyderabad January 5, 2015 7:56 pm

    I have Andra pradesh Sim card and I am at Mysore need to tell me raoming incoming,Out going and DATA plans Please suggest me in Urgent basis….

  • vikas - Bangalore November 27, 2014 5:40 pm

    I have Bangalore Sim card and I am at gorakhpur (UP)            need one month free incoming call plan. Please suggest me….

    • shashi - Mumbai November 27, 2014 5:44 pm

      Go aircel site. Or dial *121* and see roaming plans

    • shashi - Mumbai November 27, 2014 5:44 pm

      Go airrtl site. Or dial *121* and see roaming plans

  • jasmer - jind November 27, 2014 6:24 am

    mujhe free roaming jankari chahiye 3 day ke liye

  • Ravi Kumar - Palampur November 26, 2014 12:57 pm

    January of roaming pack

  • seema - delhi November 3, 2014 2:02 pm

    free incoming for roaming for 1 day

  • Bikash Pandey - tinsukia October 31, 2014 12:30 pm

    Mujhe free roming pack ki jankari chahiye…..
    Netpack chahiye

  • Ankur - Patna October 28, 2014 2:30 pm

    Do the net pack works if we activate the national roaming pack…??

  • sanju - rohtak September 10, 2014 1:53 pm

    Mini six month roaming plan in my no

  • nitin - chandigarh September 8, 2014 10:51 am

    Sir my father has an airtel post paid connection of uttrakhand. He is going to bihar for some days. Please tell me about national roaming plan for him.

  • ravi - new delhi September 6, 2014 11:29 pm

    Mujhe apna roming ingoing are outing free karna hai are msg roming rat ahasti karwana hai plz .sim ka plan bataiye

  • Saibal De August 11, 2014 12:44 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am using airtel West Bengal prepaid SIM,presently I am staying at Kerala.I want to activate roaming free plan immediately.Shall I recharge Rs 79/- to avail such plan. Please suggest?

  • guttula yedukondalu - aligarh July 8, 2014 3:02 pm

    sir, i am using airtel haryana sim but now i am staying at aligarh in U.P please suggest me roaming free offer so i can freely talk to my friends….

    • sanjay singh - palwal November 4, 2014 1:20 pm

      19rs richarg available that’s good roaming free 56day incoming colls thanks

  • k ranjit singh July 6, 2014 7:14 pm

    I have using airtel sim for Punjab n I want to activate roaming free plan can I recharge Rs79 plz suggest

  • mohan June 19, 2014 2:20 am

    Can I do 198 recharge for free roaming. …..6months plan…

  • prakash June 8, 2014 9:02 am

    Want that 198 rs roaming plan again

  • Lukesh kumar sethi May 22, 2014 5:56 am


  • yamms May 12, 2014 11:12 am

    pls suggest me a good scheme for unlimited std…as i hv a lot outgokin calls for std..any network provider will do…

  • ravi May 11, 2014 11:54 am

    Dear sir,
    My airtel seam card purchase in maharashtra but now i am staying in andrapradesh so please suggest me roaming recharge for one month 6 month and lifetime

  • monu May 8, 2014 4:50 pm

    Monu kumar
    Is Rs 192 plan of Airtel Sim card in UP east i.e 06 months of free incoming on Rajasthan roaming?

  • sonam May 6, 2014 11:50 pm

    I m using aircel sim in nasik,maharashtra. I had recharged for Rs.21 , bt by mistake roaming plan recharge of 29 also recharged on my same no.coz of which dat 21 plan z nt working, i want to deactivate dat 29 roaming it possible or else plz giv me a solution, bcoz wn i m trying to do dat 21 rupees recharge….it z saying dat it ha already been activated on my no.

  • Madhulatha April 27, 2014 5:27 pm

    How to check National roaming offer validity in a prepaid mobile???

    • nand lal singh April 30, 2014 10:18 am

      my family stay at chandigadh and i stay at raipur so can i recharge of roaming from raipur

      • Saurabh April 30, 2014 10:54 am

        @Nand Lal Singh,

        You can recharge from anywhere no matter in which circle you are. But I want to know whether you are using Punjab circle SIM in Raipur?

  • nagasundra April 25, 2014 5:32 am

    How i can get roaming free of karnataks sim card in rajasthan

  • syeda April 21, 2014 2:34 pm

    Im using airtel sim in ap nd now I am moving to bangalore …above for prepaid they r showing only per month is there any package for 6 months,…. thanq in advance

  • SAB April 17, 2014 7:20 pm

    I have stay in Ahmednagar (MH).my airtel sim Delhi NCR so I do roming 6 month 194 Rs.any other plan in airtel pl send me.

  • Anuradha April 6, 2014 8:52 pm

    i have Odisha airtel sim n m in Madhya Pradesh. please tell me the roaming free ussd code or hw to start the scheme for roaming.Please tell me about the Rs.79 roaming tariff plan , call charge and SMS rate , and this recharge is available for every state ? what is the poses to doing the Rs. 79 roaming tariff plan ?

  • madhu April 6, 2014 11:42 am

    I’m using AirTel Karnataka sim, but often visit Kerala. Any incoming free option for monthly basis? Thanks in advance

  • amit singh yadav March 29, 2014 3:43 pm

    I want all incoming call free in romaning with out going call more than need to me 35p per mint std required to me pll gave me you solution
    so you have any plan

    • biplab singh - malda November 23, 2014 11:22 am

      Amar roaming free outgoing 35p

  • ashwin oswal February 28, 2014 5:24 pm

    I want one call rate all over india recharge anywhere in india is it possible

  • Firdos Alam February 2, 2014 8:15 pm

    please suggest what can I do jharkhand sim for incoming call free at kolkata.

  • Prasanta Maity January 23, 2014 4:00 pm

    Please tell me about the Rs.79 roaming tariff plan , call charge and SMS rate , and this recharge is available for every state ? what is the poses to doing the Rs. 79 roaming tariff plan ?

  • shiva January 20, 2014 12:26 pm

    QUESTION: For anyone who really knows:
    I am from Sydney and will be in India for 3 weeks. I would like to get a PREPAID SIM card which will:
    * Cover both Tamil Nadu & Kerala (specifically, Chennai, Coimbatore, Palghat, Ooty)
    * will allow trouble free calls to be made/received (no drop outs, good reception etc)
    * ability to recharge without hassle (ie. easily accessible outlets in above cities)
    * cost is NOT the criteria but trouble free usage is the MOST important criteria
    * my starting point is Chennai

  • annu January 5, 2014 10:32 pm

    i have haryana airtel sim n m in rajasthan fr few days please tell me the roaming free ussd code or hw to start the scheme Rs 5/ per day deduction for roaming

  • comrade December 25, 2013 2:54 pm

    I love Airtel uganda for ur endless promotions #good strategy amongst others networks

  • param December 14, 2013 1:57 pm

    I have delhi airtel sim n i halted in jkd n bihar for next 7days which roaming plan best for me

  • MALAY MANNA December 12, 2013 5:43 pm

    I already have a reliance Rs.1499 unlimited post paid plan in West Bengal circle. In this plan I get unlimited incoming and outgoing calls, unlimited SMS and 5GB 3G deta in roaming also. Is there any air-tel unlimited postpaid plain for West Bengal circle?

  • gaurav November 30, 2013 4:42 pm

    Is Rs 194 plan of Airtel still on in delhi i.e 06 months of free incoming on roaming?

  • Romesh Chander November 25, 2013 1:43 pm

    Sir I recently took plan of 599/- and activated fm 4th nov but I rqsted thro email on 21 nov to change my plan into 499/- (travel made) othervise I will not extend further. On getting my p.paid conection I’ve not been given any affidavit to nt change my plan I am not bound to continue existing plan. Pl convey.

  • shiji October 25, 2013 5:40 pm

    my airtel mob no is used in andhra pradesh but I have transfer from west bengal
    which plan I will chosse .I have not change my previous no(andhra Pradesh)

  • Bhanu October 4, 2013 11:00 am

    I wanna switch to Airtel from Vodafone, Post paid. Is there any roaming free plan available on Airtel, Andhra Pradesh??? and does that plan work fro NE India as well??

  • Rajeev September 27, 2013 9:24 pm

    I Want To Know That Is It Really Works For North East {ASSAM} Also. . . Pls Update.

  • Ajesha Patel September 20, 2013 4:20 pm

    i m From Maharashtra…Nagpur…i want to knw that is 5/- roaming plan really works for Karnataka Region??

  • N.P.SINGH September 9, 2013 3:59 pm

    whether “airtel roaming 79 “applicable for AndhraPradesh home region
    is BIHAR.pls. update.

  • Kaushik Roy September 7, 2013 9:02 pm

    Roaming free incoming plan 99 has been stopped by airtel in kolkata
    Now at an additional monthly rental of Rs 75 on any postpaid plan the incoming roaming free facility is available for 30 days

  • dinesh August 23, 2013 8:44 am

    My airtel app roaming Rs 72
    What different

    • Duane Bayliss September 6, 2013 12:33 am

      @ Dinesh what circle are you seeing Rs 72 for ?

  • Rahul August 4, 2013 7:56 am

    While transiting from Mumbai I got a message saying national roaming free for one year at Rs 49….!!! Later there was no news about it…. My network is airtel. Do you know any such plans…???

    • Duane Bayliss September 6, 2013 12:34 am

      @ RAHUL – No such plan – which mobile number sent you this message!

  • Ramjin July 23, 2013 5:01 pm

    whether “airtel roaming 79 “applicable for tamil nadu & kerala ?

    • Duane Bayliss September 6, 2013 12:35 am

      @ RAMJIN – its a national product, applicable for all circles.

  • Ramjin July 22, 2013 5:13 pm

    will this plan works in tamilnadu, when i tried to recharge my mobile via ,”national roaming” option got disabled ! any other way to recharge this plan .or whether its only applicable to certain circles only ?

    • Duane Bayliss September 6, 2013 12:35 am

      @ Ramjin – all circles.

  • montu July 21, 2013 5:15 pm

    madya pardesh airtel me nh he kya 194 Airtel six month roaming plan

  • montu July 21, 2013 5:15 pm

    m.p. me nh he kya 194 Airtel six month roaming plan

  • Kaushik Roy July 19, 2013 10:35 pm

    Comparison between new roaming incoming free plans :
    Airtel – all outgoing calls in roaming and home – 1.5p/s
    Vodafone – all outgoing calls in roaming and home – 90p/min even in smaller circles like Bihar/Orissa
    Idea – all outgoing local calls in roaming and home – Re 1/min and STD Rs 1.50 per min
    Reliance – all outgoing calls in roaming and home – 1.5p/s
    BSNL – all outgoing on net calls in roaming and home – 80p/min and off-net Re 1/min
    Uninor – all outgoing local calls in roaming and home – Re 1/min and STD Rs 1.50 per min

  • kuldeep singh July 15, 2013 7:56 am

    vareey good plan

  • Enkay July 14, 2013 5:40 pm

    How to deactivate national roaming @ rs.5 per day

    • DUANE July 14, 2013 7:24 pm

      @ ENKAY – the Airtel Rs 5 pack is auto-deactivate. Once activated, it expires at 23:59 hrs the same day.

  • Dinesh Jayakrishnan July 7, 2013 9:57 am

    I have a small doubt , will this free incoming pack will work on blank out days? or they will charge premium charges for both incoming calls and out going calls on those blank out days?

  • Vivek July 6, 2013 12:18 pm

    @Mr. Bafna
    Pack @75 for postpaid users, on pro-rata charges or on fix monthly charges????? Please clear it.

    • DUANE July 6, 2013 1:18 pm

      @VIVEK – both monthly packs (Rs 79 prepaid and Rs 75 postpaid) are one time charges, to avoid misuse by customers who will activate for 2-3 days, use roaming and then deactivate.

      • sent from Telecom Talk Balckberry app •

      • Vivek July 9, 2013 4:49 pm

        @DUANE- still there is a confusion….i am using Turbo 199 per second plan. In this plan the call rates are 1p per second to any local & std along with 18000 free local+std seconds & 200 local+std sms. In roaming incoming 60p and all outgoing to local+std airtel 60p, all outgoing to other 80p.
        If i opt Roaming pack@75, my all coming will b free, no doubt but……what will b my outgoing calls & sms charges???? 60p/80p or 1p???? airtel will give me freebies in roaming or not????? please clear it. Thanks

        • DUANE July 9, 2013 5:08 pm

          @ VIVEK – its quite simple, please dont be confused 😉
          Rs 75 (POSTPAID) packs give you ONLY INCOMING FREE. There is NO CHANGE in the outgoing call charging (MIN or SEC) and in terms of amounts. So if you take 1699 SOLITAIRE PLAN (which gives 10,000 min free) the INCOMING will be free and outgoing will be PER MIN… similarly if you take TRAVEL MATE 499 (which gives 50,000 sec free) the INCOMING will be free and outgoing will be PER SEC.

          In your case if you take Rs 75 INCOMING FREE PACK + TURBO 199 PACK- then you will STILL have INCOMING FREE + whatever outgoing rates you had previously (outgoing to local+std airtel 60p, all outgoing to other 80p). Hope this clarifies!

      • sagarika - bangalore April 6, 2015 12:56 pm

        How to deactivate roaming pack 75.

  • Arka Chatterjee July 4, 2013 12:40 pm

    Aircel New One Nation, One Rate Plan(Kolkata circle):

    MRP 29-val 180days-1p/sec(loc+std+roam outgoing)-sms Re.1(loc+std+roam)-roaming incoming free for 30 days.
    MRP 57+1-val 180days-1p/sec(loc+std+roam outgoing)-sms Re.1(loc+std+roam)-roaming incoming free for 60 days.

    • Kaushik Roy July 4, 2013 1:22 pm

      take airtel 194 plan before airtel increased the amount of plan
      aircel is waste in Kolkata

  • Pinkesh July 4, 2013 11:26 am

    Airtel has announced just Now, New Roaming vouchers for WB circle.
    5 for 1day, 72 for 30 days and 194 for 180 days!!!!!!! ALL ROAMING Incoming free!!!! All other outgoing calls are 1.5/Sec. (Home/ROAM).

    • Kaushik Roy July 4, 2013 12:04 pm

      yes its also valid for Kolkata Circle.
      Idea offering 6 months roaming incoming free for Rs 231 and outgoing calls local Re 1 and STD Rs 1.50 per minute
      Airtel surprised everyone

      • Arka Chatterjee July 4, 2013 12:28 pm

        Can I enjoy home tariff (e.g all loc 30p/min or 500 loc+std sms free) in roaming?which pack will provide this? I am also from kolkata. plz inform this.Thanks.

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. July 4, 2013 6:26 am

    For free roaming, How to beat AVOID Group? There is a some level to minimize the new operator’s additional cost by forming a group like A-Vo-Id. For e.g in RoTN, Apart from A-Vo-Id group, there is a another group – Aircel-DOCOMO-Reliance. as we all know Aircel has strongest and largest 900Mhz network across TN. That is why Tata DoCoMo and Reliance GSM both has almost stopped to launch their new 1800Mhz GSM BTS in TN. Because These two networks has already using (sharing) Aircel’s strongest network across TN. Likewise these three has doing small level across india. If we compare these three (Aircel-DoCoMo-Reliance) with A-Vo-Id group. These three, new gsm operators having very less owned towers. These three operators (AIRCEL-DOCOMO-RELIANCE) should include BSNL GSM along with other kids – Uninor & Videocon in their group or use BSNL GSM (another strongest PAN india – more than 80,000 GSM 900Mhz network) to minimize its cost, then only these small operators can manage cartel A-Vo-Id group in India at the time free roaming. Otherwise these small operators will have to pay more.

  • Kingston July 3, 2013 8:14 pm

    A person from kerala, working in Tamilnadu always wishes to keep kerala mobile number because if he keep kerala number he can get calls from their relations at 10 paise(same network) if he is in incoming free roaming pack.

    Today 70% of people are there in the above category only . . . So this monthly free incoming pack should reduce the volume of STD calls because every one recharge roaming pack and enjoy calls at 10p.

    So due to the above issue, after one or two years the AVOID group will launch one india one tariff and you can get home tariff in roaming and there is no word roaming in future.

    • S.Sudhakar July 4, 2013 6:45 am

      You are right. Operators must launch ‘home tariff while roaming packs’ at reasonable rates which enables us to use home network STVs / boosters ** in national roaming (similar to Tamilnadu – Chennai and Kolkata – West Bengal).

      ** means – Lets assume that you have enabled local on net mobiles at Rs.0.10 per min ; local offnet mobiles at Rs.0.30 per min as one STV and all STD mobile calls at Rs.0.35 per min as another STV.
      If your home network is circle 1 and if you are going roaming to circle 2, then all on net mobile calls within circle 2 must be charged at Rs.0.10 per min, all offnet mobile calls within circle 2 must be charged at Rs.0.30 per min ** and all calls outside circle 2 (including circle 1) must be charged at Rs.0.35 per min. Incoming calls from anywhere can be charged at Rs.0.30 per min. Similar case must apply for SMS packs also.

      ** If home network is not present in roaming location (like Videocon and Uninor which are not present PAN India as for now), then all mobile calls within the roaming location can be charged Rs.0.30 per min and all calls outside the roaming location can remain at Rs.0.35 per min.

      Some operators in Mumbai and Maharashtra are charging more (eventhough incoming is free) if subscribers move to either circles. Shocking !!!. Is it true?.

  • Kingston July 3, 2013 8:05 pm

    In facebook, we can easily like one person comment and reply to that comment.
    And we can submit a comment just by press Enter key but the page won’t load fully just it will update the comment section. Its easy to post comment.

    Why others including Telecomtalk can’t give that kind of features or they are not aware of this kind of facebook feature?

  • Kaushik Roy July 2, 2013 11:13 am

    Best is airtel daily pack of Rs 5.It is useful for persons who roam 3-4 days in a month.
    Now what will MTS and Telenor offer in roaming incoming ? They have presence in less than 50% Pan India circles

    • DUANE July 3, 2013 11:55 am

      Kaushik-da how are you!!
      Its quite simple: AIRTEL, IDEA and VODA are now showing their DOMINATION in the market, as no one can offer PAN-INDIA roaming except them !! So operators like TATA DOCOMO, AIRCEL, MTS and UNINOR will not be able to offer “Free” incoming OR “Home Tariffs on Roaming” with their skimpy coverage + limited network coverage areas. So, in short, if you (as a Customer) want FREE ROAMING – switch to A-VO-ID (Airtel – VOdafone – IDea) !!

      >> Now what will MTS and Telenor offer in roaming incoming ? They have presence in less than 50% Pan India circles

      • Kaushik Roy July 3, 2013 12:30 pm

        I am fine duane bhai and hope that u r also fine
        Its true, quality coverage full free incoming roaming can be given only by AVOID
        RGSM also provide the same with limited coverage,
        RCDMA except Assam and NE with quality coverage
        BSNL should tie up with MTNL for providing the same
        Aircel/Docomo/Uninor/MTS/Loop/Videocon -all have to look for partner networks

      • Souradip July 3, 2013 5:25 pm

        What is PAN?

        • Kingston July 3, 2013 7:58 pm

          Pan India – All India or whole india

          • smart ring July 17, 2013 11:36 am

            what is meant by RTP-FR @sanjay bafna..

            • DUANE July 17, 2013 1:10 pm

              RTP-FR stands for Roaming Tariff Plan – Free Roaming

  • aks July 2, 2013 10:44 am

    somebody pls confirm. Roaming Free on Home network or any network????

    • SS July 2, 2013 12:32 pm

      Of course, it would not be valid on partner network.

    • DUANE July 2, 2013 2:28 pm

      AKS – Roaming cannot be free on “Home” Network as Roaming does not happen when in the home network. Instead Roaming can happen on “Own” Network or “Partner” network. For example TATA DOCOMO AP customers can roam in KA on “Own” (Tata Docomo) or “Partner” (Aircel) networks.

  • Kaushik Roy July 1, 2013 11:33 pm

    BSNL already have 199 plan but outgoing in roaming is costly and not on per second pulse
    they have to reduce outgoing rates in roaming to match airtel

  • S.SUDHAKAR July 1, 2013 8:53 pm

    Waste plans.

    >> ALERT :
    Existing booster pack may get cancelled.<<

    No use of making incoming free. Make home network's plan / booster (voice, SMS and data) to work in national roaming also (like Chennai – Tamilnadu and Kolkata – West Bengal).

    • Imran July 4, 2013 11:30 pm

      Its cities-state roaming, but not state-state, ok..

  • Saurabh July 1, 2013 8:33 pm

    I don’t know about other circles but here in Haryana Airtel is offering Roam-Free Plan @Rs. 177 with a validity of 180 days since late February this year and Idea providing it at Rs. 93 for 90 days since March. BSNL has Rs. 199 Roam-Free plan applicale all over (I think) and it costs Rs. 177 via SMS. Videocon is not charging in roaming but it’s beneficial for Haryana customers only in who’re frequent roamess Punjab as Videocon don’t have services in other neighbouring states.

    Reliance GSM Roam-Free is available AT Rs. 179 for 180 days. Tata, Vodafone not providing any.

    • alex augustine July 3, 2013 2:26 pm

      reliance gsm roam free??? is this plan applicable in tamilnadu/kerala circles???

  • Jay July 1, 2013 7:41 pm

    I still feel Aircel “One Nation” plan is better, but as far as coverage is considered, the worth of the recharge depends on the Circle you visit.

    • Keshav Jha July 2, 2013 10:32 am

      Aircel has stopped/modified its One Nation plan in many circles and made it useless.

      • DUANE July 3, 2013 11:56 am

        Which circles Keshav ?

    • Ameer July 4, 2013 11:29 pm

      Aircel Roaming pack RC25 for AP is working fine me. I can switch to any state and o/g will be 1p/s..

  • Dinesh Jayakrishnan July 1, 2013 5:26 pm

    great offer from Airtel ., i recharged with one month plan rs 79 .. and it worked, thank u Airtel for giving us this kind of plan but my suggestion is 79 rs for a month is costly

    • DUANE July 1, 2013 6:43 pm

      Rs 79 is cheap – with roaming u can speak for UNLIMITED and save Re 1 min

      • Dinesh Jayakrishnan July 1, 2013 7:43 pm

        79 isn’t costly but 79*12 =948 do you think this is cheap ? i am saying to minimize the tariff tats it..

        • sourabh July 1, 2013 8:01 pm

          Are u going roam for 12 month

          • shiva July 1, 2013 8:47 pm

            good plans 79 is good plan

          • DUANE July 2, 2013 1:18 am

            Yes I use a WB sim in AP – have been on roaming EVERY DAY since last 4 years !!

            • adq July 2, 2013 12:21 pm

              Buy an AP sim. BTW 948 rupees is not a lot of money for a year.

              • DUANE July 2, 2013 2:24 pm

                I use a fancy number of WB, which cannot (as of now) be ported into AP.

          • Dinesh Jayakrishnan July 4, 2013 12:15 am

            i am from kerala and working in tamilnadu. yes i am roaming for 12 months.. since 4 years.

  • Gavin Mathos July 1, 2013 4:58 pm

    Great Offer from Airtel!!!

    But i don’t understand why do Telecom Operators do not give Pan India Free Roaming?

    • DUANE July 1, 2013 6:44 pm

      @ GAVIN – wait this is only the start !!
      Idea. Voda are next to offer FREE ROAMING – watch TT on Wed

  • teletalk July 1, 2013 4:06 pm

    great offer from airtel for travelers and specially day based plan is the best for which is go roaming for few days like 1 , 2 or more …….claps …….

  • SS July 1, 2013 3:55 pm

    So, roam free India is now a dream. But still, that doesnt matter me because that’s simply not going to benifit me. I guess it would cause loss to me instead.

    Still, the same useless packs from airtel as expected.

    • DUANE July 3, 2013 11:58 am

      -1 these are not “useless” packs : its very affordable @ Rs 5 per day.
      In fact for one who receives 120+ min (incoming) per day ON ROAMING – its very affordable!!

  • SOMNATH July 1, 2013 2:42 pm

    iss pack me Roaming me sms pack kam karega???

    • DUANE July 1, 2013 6:45 pm

      @ Somanth – FREE SMS on ROAMING (200 nos) in TRAVEL MATE 499

  • renjucool July 1, 2013 1:15 pm

    Also BSNL having 199 RS Roam free plan for 6 months validity. Better than Airtel.

    • teletalk July 1, 2013 4:10 pm

      if you going on roaming only for 3 day and you are recharge 199 rs is so costly but airtels day based plan is best compare to bsnl its free at only 15rs instead rs 199

      • Anindya July 1, 2013 6:15 pm

        Yes u r absolutely right… @teletalk. but is there any roam free plan for tata docomo prepaid users?

        • DUANE July 1, 2013 6:46 pm

          No. Tata Docomo postpaid has 299 plan (minimum) with roaming free.

    • almnisar July 1, 2013 4:16 pm

      Bsnl thou offers incoming free its outgoing rates are Rs 1 and 1.50 per minutes not seconds based and applies only to bsnl states not in mtnl.

    • DUANE July 2, 2013 1:19 am

      How can you compare BSNL NETWORKL to AIRTEL NETWORK ???
      Bullock Cart to BMW 😉

  • renjucool July 1, 2013 1:12 pm

    I’m using Vodafone 325 CUG plan for more than 5 months @ bangalore. 60000sec LOC+STD+ROAMING call free, 500 local+nat sms free. Better than Airtel.

    • Sunny July 1, 2013 1:38 pm

      Bhai Airtel is giving for Airtel248CUG 1000 mts LOC+STD+ROAMING & 200 local +std sms.

      • renjucool July 1, 2013 2:53 pm

        Its not available in Bangalore..If so kindly post the executive number.

        • Sunny July 1, 2013 4:24 pm

          Its a pan india CUG plan available for IBM employes, visit any airtel store

          • DUANE July 2, 2013 1:20 am

            Join IBM to get the plan he informs on a PUBLIC FORUM !!

            • Sunny July 2, 2013 10:32 am

              DUANE i mentioned IBM as renjucool was talking about Cognizant CUG plan, this post was ment for him not for u.

            • Sunny July 2, 2013 10:37 am

              DUANE this post was meant for renjucool as he was talking about Cognizant CUG plan thats why i mentioned IBM to compare. This was just for information purpose only that airtel is already providing good plans to big corporates.

              • DUANE July 2, 2013 3:25 pm

                OK Sunny I guess I caught the wrong end of the stick !!

    • spiderman July 1, 2013 1:58 pm

      How could I get this plan ?? I could not find this plan when Vodafone people visited my company. Will CUG plans vary company to company ??

      • renjucool July 1, 2013 2:53 pm

        May be it will vary. Its with Cognizant.

  • Sushant July 1, 2013 1:11 pm

    nothing is good. BSNL already providing batter roaming plan with good network connectivity
    198rs for 6 month roaming incoming calls free. airtel looting plan.. total waste

    • Kanaga Deepan N July 1, 2013 4:21 pm

      The RECENTLY CHANGED roaming charges in 199 RoamFree plan is Rs1.00 for Incoming in MTNL circles like Mumbai & Delhi… Further roaming outgoing calls are Rs1.00 for Roaming Local onnet/offnet and Rs1.50 for STD onnet/offnet even when roaming in BSNL circles. AirTel’s 1.5p/sec is better than this…

      Earlier BSNL also charged 1.5p/sec, but now it has stopped. I am using this 199-RoamFree plan in my BSNL number…

  • DUANE July 1, 2013 12:25 pm

    Great Offer from AIRTEL – Best network + Incoming Free + 50000 Sec Roaming (Local +STD + Roaming)… have already changed into this plan from 2 July 2013 00:00 hrs !!

    • ABRU October 9, 2013 7:21 pm

      I am in Gujarat and my home town is tamilnadu and i trying to Ec of 79 roaming plan but it showing not successful …how will i activate roaming plan….pls Reply me sir…

  • aks July 1, 2013 12:23 pm

    Good initiative. Hope the price will come down soon. But a very good offer for people like me who roam per for about 3 to 5 days every month. And the important one its not going to affect my Current plan. Most of the networs roam free plan changes your base plan and current rate cutters.

    • keshar rawat - delhi February 19, 2015 2:10 pm

      have uttranchal Sim card and I am at delhi need to tell me raoming incoming,Out going Please suggest me in Urgent basis….

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