State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) are working jointly to offer FREE National Roaming service on voice calls to all their customers across India.
After signing an MoU with MTNL for joint service, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director R K Upadhyay said, ”In the NCR (National Capital Region), leaving Delhi circle, where BSNL customers of nearby circles is on Roaming, he is not charged for Roaming. We would like to enlarge that area individually on Pan-India (all circles) basis so that BSNL and MTNL ‘s mobile subscribers does not pay any fees for Voice calls while on Natioanl Roaming.”
Mr.Upadhyay also added that, both (BSNL and MTNL) are working on mechanisms to reduce charges levied on mobile customers (GSM and 3G) when they are on roaming in each others circles across India and to gradually waive it.
Presently MTNL and BSNL do not impose any roaming charges for mobile Internet or Data services (3G and 2G) on each others customers.
Mr. A K Garg, CMD MTNL, said that both operator will work to have similar arrangement for phone calls (Voice Calls while Roaming) as well.
Mr Garg added that “We have made certain packages in prepaid where Free Roaming is allowed on payment of small amount but yes once this synergy are there we will work out to have similar situation for voice also same as.