Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and Aircel tie up for Pan India 3G Roaming Services

Reliance Communications (Rcom) today announced that it has ties up with Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country.


Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel have spectrum and licences for 3G services in 13 out of 22 telecom circles while Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) has 3G spectrum and license in 9 circles.

“We are delighted to be the first operator (apart from Govt operator BSNL/MTNL) to offer 3G national roaming to our customers in partnership with other telecom firms having state-of-the-art 3G networks.
“These alliances will further consolidate RCom’s position as the leading data operator in the country and will help the Company improve its post-paid and Corporate customer market share,” RCom’s Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Business, Gurdeep Singh, said in a statement.

RCom circles comprise Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, North East and Jammu & Kashmir.

With this 3G Roaming Inter-circle ties up, Reliance Mobile gets access to 5 uncommon telecom circles – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Kerala and UP East where Aircel has 3G spectrum and licenses. While with this agreement with Tata Docomo gives it access to Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, Haryana and UP west.

Reliance, Aircel and.Tata Docomo 3G Coverage Map All circles Pan India

With this mutual partnership, Aircel and Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo)  get access to most expensive service or premium circles (in terms of 3G services) of Mumbai and Delhi where Reliance has 3G spectrum and services.

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  • Harshit Patel - Kanpur, U.p. May 19, 2016 12:40 pm

    Tata Docomo Network is not coming in my locality , not even 1 point network comes

  • raja - westbengal April 20, 2016 11:16 am

    somebody please tell me can i use tata docomo or aircel 2g in vodafone network coz her 2gdocomo not exit and aircel2g very poor service i.m from westbengal circle

  • anonymous - Nagpur October 19, 2015 8:54 pm

    tata docomo 3g not exist it run 2g on 3g network

  • Tarun - Orissa August 17, 2015 8:09 am

    somebody please help, what does this mean ? can I use aircel or DoCoMo 3g in reliance network without any extra roaming charges ? I have only reliance 3g coverage in my area. I also have airtel 3g in our area, can I use idea or Vodafone 3g in airtel network ? I read about the spectrum share. Has anyone already did ? I want to do, because aircel has good 3g plans, but they do not have a towel in my local.

  • mahabir - Bahadur ghar May 13, 2015 5:43 am

    My reliance internet is not runing in roaming area.

  • prashant - khurja May 2, 2015 5:59 pm

    the landline still rocks but?????
    the best is vodafone in 2g and 3g, 2nd option CDMA reliance and tata docomo which i have tested in agra, khurja, noida. Mts cdma was also good in agra but i disconnected it as i switched to vodafone 2g.

  • nanthu - erode May 1, 2015 3:02 pm

    aircel net very very slow wast of time

  • rajdeep April 30, 2015 11:19 pm

    i am currently using reliance unlimited 148 rs internet pack after rellocation my signal got bad and switched to aircel right now my balnce is zero and internet is running without problem dont know what will happen in future but i m still enjoying unlimited internet 🙂

  • S.K.Talwar - lucknow April 22, 2015 5:43 pm

    there is no free facility of internet of tatadocomo subscriber in dehli reagion. very shameful.

  • srinivas - Mangalore March 31, 2015 5:16 pm

    My Aircel is always showing to be on roaming in its parent state odisha itself. Prevviously it was working but recently changed. The network is coming from reliance, due to which I’m not able to browse internet. Can any one say me what to do so I can use net.

  • parin March 27, 2015 12:31 pm

    reliance gsm is a total fraud..I will share my exp with u all.
    I received a msg from reliance saying offer get 66 rs talk time in recharge of 59.
    I did that recharge and tried to activate 2g ..but it failed ..on talking to CCE at 198 she said its a promotional offer and I cannot activate any other plans with that.
    but when in received msg not where it was mentioned its promotional offer just mentioned 66 rupees talk time..
    reliance hides half information from customers..
    this is purely a fraudulent activity..

  • Bodhipriya Mohanta - karanjia February 28, 2015 11:31 pm

    My Docomo is always showing to be on roaming in its parent state odisha itself. Prevviously it was working but recently changed. The network is coming from reliance, due to which I’m not able to browse internet. Can any one say me what to do so I can use net.

  • debadatta rt - cuttack February 22, 2015 6:40 pm

    among all the customer service aircel is one of the most poorest service and his customer dealling process is very bad its my personal experience.i’m very unhappy on aircel service…..

  • Ankit - Nainital February 17, 2015 9:36 pm

    Aircel is back in UPWest…..

  • kamal - howrah January 28, 2015 11:16 pm

    In which month tata docomo launch 3g via inter circle roming in kolkata? In this February 2015?

  • Bheem - New Delhi January 26, 2015 9:38 am

    I am really frustrated with Aircel. I was in Varanasi for a brief time and had to get an AirCel prepaid sim there. I recharged with 1397 for 15GB data. To my frustration, it didn’t work here in Delhi when I moved back with almost 9 Gb data left and 3G doesn’t even work for a second.

  • Pravin - pune December 23, 2014 7:58 am

    Any idea when they are implementing the same. At present reliance 3g is not available in Maharashtra.

    • sswagat - alibuag January 16, 2015 10:45 am

      very true ,
      U still dont get 3g network from reliance in maharastra .

  • AMIT - ALLAHABAD (RATHER CALL IT VILLAGE) December 21, 2014 8:25 pm

    Some people here are lucky because at least they are enjoying slow 3g but in village like allahabad there is no 3g… companies say that they offer 3g in allahabad but you know what even 2g doesn’t work here. No dongle …MTS already discontinued its service from Allahabad ..Tata Photon shows that it has its network coverage in allahabad but you can’t purchase a photon dongle here because cheap shopkeepers don’t sell it as they say it doesn’t give them profit. Any person who knows about allahabad should know about Indira Bhawan which is biggest (lol) computer (electronics) market in allahabad but you cant find tata photon even there. No broadband providers in most areas. The only broadband is here is BSNL…Do you know what NL means in BSNL…”NAHI LO”. Because its service is cheap and staff asks for bribe. If anybody is planning to shift in allahabad then please don’t shift here..otherwise you will also cry like me

    • hawkseye December 29, 2014 7:17 am

      Hi amit. I agree with you. For people like us life without internet is ???? But I suggest take vodafone 3g. Even idea at some locations is doing fine. BSNL is bhai sahab nahi lagega…

    • Yashika March 17, 2015 12:34 am

      Amit, I empathize with you. it seems you have done a lot of research to come out with such a long painful story.
      in case your quest is over and you found out any good service provider of 3G in your village (:P) please share your experience. Am going through the same trauma. Your comment could make my task off selecting a new telco easy.

  • sampad - bhubneswar December 6, 2014 10:10 pm

    Please..give me answer..when idea launch 3g in orissa?airtel and vodafone already launched 3g roaming in orissa

  • mahendra kanzariya - ahmedabad November 10, 2014 9:01 pm

    when reliance luanch 3g in gujarat because many reliance cutomer use portabelity if its not come fast its very poor for reliance

  • Mehul - Chennai October 30, 2014 10:48 am

    I have taken 199 reliance 3g plan on 14th October 2014. Till date I have just been lodging complaints that I am not able to use 3G, when I try to connect to Aircel , it just throws an error message “Cannot Connect, Please try again later”. My Question to reliance is why do you even exist? Is this the way you bring out your services, why should i bear the rent unnecessarily.? Will your F****** company compensate to me for this?

    I guess TRAI should ban this company across, I will file a writ petition, for just misusing customers faith, trust and money. I will drag you morons to consumer court. Useless reliance!!!!. On the top of it, your customer executive sitting in walk-in stores behave rudely when asked an update about the solution of the problem, is this the way you treat your customers after getting money from them. The number which customer support staff provides in walk-in store are kept switched off always, why do you open up stores when you cant address problems of customers. Learn some dignity, this is really true that Reliance just knows to loot money.

    Its high time your guys should learn business from other Players like Tata Docomo and Airtel.

    Feedback from my end for reliance would be 0 on customer service, technical support and Technical know how.

  • Krushna - Pune October 18, 2014 3:18 pm


    When reliance is going to relaunch 3g in Maharashtra, or is there any other solution for the same.
    Also i have reliance Big tv connection & i still cant access HD channels.

    • Gaurav Singh - Mumbai October 20, 2014 12:31 am

      Hi krushna…
      Its unclear whether and when reliance is going to provide 3G in Maharashtra. You can do a thing is buy a Sim card from Mumbai circle and use it in Maharashtra (as tata network). Big TV is a completely different thing, it uses a separate bandwidth which is far much different from tele bandwidth.

      • Krushna - pune December 15, 2014 5:40 pm

        Thank you Gaurav for your reply, I am currently using sim purchased from Pune & dont want to discontineu existing number. Please guide me how can i change sim from Pune to Mumbai.


  • Rahul September 20, 2014 10:38 am

    I need some help. I am using Reliance GSM from Jharkhand, which has 3g in that state, now I have travelled to Andhra Pradesh, I put my sim card in USB Dongle, it shows me Aircel, but doesnt connect to internet? Can u tell me what could be the problem?

  • Shubham Rai - Jamshedpur September 9, 2014 3:13 pm

    I need the help of some experts here. I use Reliance 3G in Bihar circle. I often go to Odisha for my work. There I don’t have Reliance 3Gcoverage although they have spectrum. I would like to know whether I can use 3G on Aircel’s network in Odisha or not? Pls help me.

    • SMART September 19, 2014 8:30 pm

      Hi mr.Raj
      Reliance 3G is present in Orissa Circle. So, You cannot latch on to AirCel 3G in Orissa.
      If your not getting 3G network its coverage issue on RELIANCE.
      Call 198 or *333 from your Reliance Mobile and Speak to Reliance Customer Care team.
      They can register a complaint a take necessary action for 3G Coverage.

  • U KUMAR - bhopal September 8, 2014 1:02 am

    tata docomo ka 3g ka plan delhi mai reliance per chalane per data mines nahi huva balki main blance maie sai paisa kat raha hai esa kiyo hai ye sub chute hai
    u kumar

  • SUN September 5, 2014 2:12 pm

    I pray that Atleast TATA DOCOMO – may tie up with Vodafone or airtel in Tamilnadu for 3G Roaming because if you see aircel 3G it is one of the poorest network & speed. And their Network coverage is poor compared to all the networks.

    Even Reliance is became poor and loosing the name.
    Aircel is better only in 2G in some parts of India.
    Even Aircel’s 2G became poor after ICRA with RELIANCE in Tamilnadu.

  • Mehedi August 21, 2014 11:08 am

    In our area (West Bengal) there is no Tata Docomo aur aircel network but my Tata Docomo (UP West) connection shows reliance signal in roaming. Can I get the reliance signal for Tata Docomo west bengal connection?? Because the tie up is for roaming only.

  • Kartik - CHENNAI August 16, 2014 5:01 pm

    Hi Friends, I m back with new info.
    Reliance has launched 3G in TamilNadu Circle ICR Pact with AIRCEL.
    Already aircel is one of the poor 3G provider in India. Now Reliance has joined with them. what an idea sirji?

    I recharge with RC 45/- 150MB for 7Days internet. (it is enough for network & speed check)

    Disadvantages has been increased for both RELIANCE & AIRCEL
    1. Aircel’s 2G network is also being used by Reliance, which causes a lot of Network congestion in a area.
    2. Aircel 3G speed is already Very Poor. Now EVEN+ Poor with Reliance.
    Just Gettiing 2G speed even on 3G HSDA Signal 45KBPS??
    3. Not getting proper aircel sound clarity while!
    4. Reliance has brought down their network. Even no network in poor cuts!
    5. It will be big lose for RELIANCE & AIRCEL

  • Arjun Chandrashekar - Bangalore.India August 12, 2014 4:25 pm

    Useless TD! even though they are having their own 3G Spectrum in Karnataka still they use Aircel 3G services for roaming in some cities of KTK Shame on their Parts

  • ABHISHEK DASmbai - Pune July 6, 2014 1:34 pm

    I am having a reliance 3g postpaid connection of mumbai, i have recently shifted to pune, i am not getting 3g network in pune. Is there any way, so that i can get 3g speed in my reliance mumbai number??

    • Vikrant - Mumbai September 18, 2014 8:23 am

      Sorry bro…reliance only have license mumbai you will not get 3g coverage in rest of the maharashtra.

  • m.vivekananda - moodbidre July 5, 2014 11:55 am

    here no aircel network nor relince, docomo 3g s thr so come i can use 3g of this?here we need aircel network becz other than bsnl and airtel no others s having good network

  • praveen pandey July 2, 2014 5:44 pm

    Airtel 3G Indian need want

  • SOURAV June 7, 2014 11:32 am

    Thanks for confirming that rcom sim attaching to TATA 3G and AIRCEL 3G Network
    Also Tata sim attaching successfully to Reliance 3G Network while roaming

    Any Updates on
    (1) Is AIRCEL sim attaching to TATA 3G or Reliance 3G Network while roaming?
    (2) Is TATA sim attaching to AIRCEL 3G Network while roaming?

    Someone plz update on the following. Thanks in Advance.

    • manoj - bangalore May 9, 2015 7:19 pm

      I am unable to connect to Aircel or Reliance in Karnataka in Roaming. Is there any way I can get Aircel or TATA network in roaming

  • rinkoo June 3, 2014 9:43 pm

    I went to yesterday haryana my rcom sim automatically latch on TATA docomo 3g network and I notice speed is very good and fast and rcom roack

  • Arul June 2, 2014 7:05 pm

    Im a rcom 3g user from Mumbai. I came to chennai and I was to find that I could connect to Aircel 3g network, BUT the speeds are very slow. They are slower than rcom’s own edge network! Is that normal? What can i do?

  • romal tandel June 2, 2014 9:26 am

    i have talked with customer care reliance gujarat.he said that they don’t know about 3g in gujarat,but only for coverage in some area where reliance network not available.

  • Tenji John May 30, 2014 7:07 pm

    The 3G tripartite agreement has not yet started from Docomo. Just went to Mumbai and came back and the network was still stuck on the same pathetic 2G Docomo network. Its all hyped. Unless, these 3 networks do something about their 3G they are not even going to stand close to the AVOID networks.
    Start Rolling out 3G through ICRA or it out or you could see all these networks packing up.

  • Hetal Patel May 22, 2014 11:15 am

    This ICRA is still not working on many Number on many circle !

    These Company still have to learn a lot of thing when it comes to Friendly tieup from AVOID (Airtel Vodafone Idea Group)

  • adil May 17, 2014 11:08 pm

    im in delhi so i tried to latch my up west tata docomo 3g sim on reliance 3g n it did latch so i switch on data pack n it got connected(after making lots of complain to cc) but im being charged at 10p/10kb instead from my data balance . this is wrong yar.

  • Karthik May 11, 2014 10:11 pm

    Great News !
    ICR Reliance – TATA – Aircel,
    Only for Roaming.

    Eg: If your using Reliance 3G in Mumbai or Delhi, If your going to Kerala, you can continue 3G Seamlessly…On Tata 3G network
    Because Reliance not provide 3G in Kerala or Tamilnadu & it is a unlicensed state for Reliance.

    But if Kerala or TN Reliance customers wants 3G, Reliance doesnot provide though ICR.

    It is Great news only for Licensed area Subscribers.


    R-A-T agreements does not include ICR Roaming for all customers
    AVOID agreements includes ICR 3G NETWORK for all customers

  • Suhail May 7, 2014 6:53 pm

    Is Reliance 3G avilable in KERALA ?
    Kindly pls rply.

    • Karthik May 18, 2014 2:43 pm

      Eg: If your using Reliance 3G in Mumbai or Delhi, If your going to Kerala, you can continue 3G Seamlessly…On Tata 3G network
      Because Reliance not provide 3G in Kerala or Tamilnadu & it is a unlicensed state for Reliance.

      But if Kerala or TN Reliance customers wants 3G, Reliance doesnot provide though ICR.

      It is Great news only for Licensed area Subscribers.


      R-A-T agreements does not include ICR Roaming for all customers
      AVOID agreements includes ICR 3G NETWORK for all customers

  • Shiv May 2, 2014 12:46 pm

    My aircel sim Bhubaneswar is not working in chhattisgarh???what’s the problem??

    • Karthik May 18, 2014 2:44 pm

      Hi Shiv,
      Call 121 from your aircel mobile for more details.
      Because we can’t say that this is the particular problem.

  • ojas May 2, 2014 1:19 am

    I am docomo maharashtra customer and i have 3g activated on my number . In mumbai I use 2g network of docomo but with this news i got to know that i can use 3g using reliance network but when i latch on to reliance 3g i get proper network but i am not able to make any call while i called customer care then it gose to reliance customer care and then I again switched to 2g network of docomo and called customer care they said i cant use internet while on reliance 3g but i can make calls but i am not able to call also on 3g network of reliance 3g what is the exact issue help me out

    • Karthik May 18, 2014 2:46 pm

      Hi Ojas
      the problem is only with your operator DOCOMO. If your not getting proper reply mail to their customercare e-mail id.

  • Tenji John April 30, 2014 3:44 pm

    Finally, Good News from Tata Docomo. Now I can browse on Reliance 3G in Mumbai and Jaipur. It was a big headache as Tata Docomo’s 2G service in Mumbai was very poor and providing crawling speeds. Regular travel to Mumbai from Pune and browsing on 2G speeds throughout Mumbai on Docomo was adding to the ideas of porting onto any of the AVOID network. Woohoo…!!

    • Swapnil Mali - mumbai November 22, 2014 9:13 am

      Hi Tenji,
      Can you please help me , how I can use Rcom3g network with Tata Docomo in Mumbai..
      tata docomo is having very poor network in mumbai..

  • Shalini April 29, 2014 2:30 pm

    I have rcom 3G sim of Mumbai circle I will be in Bangaluru this weekend will I able to use Tata 3G there and if yes will it be charge able . I have 10GB unlimted plan active on my rcom number

  • mm April 29, 2014 12:13 pm

    AIRCEL & Reliance both have 3G in Kolkata & W. Bengal. In W. Bengal, AIRCEL has 3G coverege in few towns. but, Reliance has more 3G coverege towns. Now if I want to use a Kolkata AIRCEL SIM on Reliance’s network in W. Bengal. will It work?

    • Amit Dhage April 29, 2014 2:00 pm

      No it will not work..

      • saumik b April 30, 2014 8:16 am

        It will wirk very soon. ICR is legal bow as per yest TDSAT verdict

  • Saurabh April 29, 2014 7:34 am


    Bro Kolkata Tata customers are not going to get 3G. If you want to use Tata 3G 499 plan on Reliance network there then you need SIM card from anyone of the 9 circles where Tata is providing 3G which are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh(W),Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh.

    If you are using Reliance Kolkata SIM for 3G, you will be able to use TatTie-up is inter circle not intra circle.

    I request all to first please read comments by others and if you get the answer don’t post unreasonable things as it hard to reply the same thing again and again.

    • saumik b April 30, 2014 8:18 am

      It should work soon.. After yest verdict on Intra circle roaming, which is legal nowbas per TDSAT…

  • r r kumar April 28, 2014 11:59 pm

    reliance gsm has superb coverage and 3g in delhi. i have personally experienced it. and rcom gsm of punjab circle is working wonderfully on aircel 3g network in chennai. now AVOID has serious competition. finally one can use a single rcom gsm sim all over india, with quality network unlike BSNL which is the only other pan india 3g network.

  • Esmail April 28, 2014 11:58 pm

    Had been waiting for this to happen since 2010 glad it finally did, now I wont have to make do with 2G data speed while roaming in Maharashtra Goa and Gujarat on Reliance 3G Mumbai connection 🙂

    • Yogesh April 30, 2014 3:22 pm

      My friends who work @ Mumbai will now be able to use Tata 3G of their MH sim with Rcom 3G n/w

  • Mudassar April 28, 2014 11:55 pm

    Will anyone help me. !! and answer this question.
    “In my building there is
    no network of Tata
    docomo Gsm or any other gsm . So
    may I go for Tata docomo cdma . Will
    it work? whats your opinion ..??”

    • Jagannath April 29, 2014 10:11 am

      TATA GSM and TATA CDMA are different networks.
      CDMA has better penetration in buildings than GSM and may work in your case. However, you may check the network coverage with someone else’s Tata CDMA mobile before getting a new connection.

  • Amit April 28, 2014 10:39 pm

    In Rajasthan here reliance 3G is awailable but here is only aircel 2G then aircel 3G will also awailable?

    • Saurabh April 29, 2014 7:19 am


      No, you can’t get 3G on Aircel Rajasthan SIM. But Aircel customers from circles where they are providing 3G will get roaming on Reliance/Tata networks in Rajasthan.

      • Amit April 30, 2014 8:00 am


        thanks ..well now intra circle roam 3G is allowed by TDSAT

  • Debashish Pachal April 28, 2014 10:19 pm

    RCom is a screwed up network in every place, I don’t want Aircel & Tata Docomo to reduce their quality of network!

    Reliance GSM is hopeless & useless in Delhi/NCR, whereas Aircel is fairly good except that they don’t have 3G service in Delhi.

    I have recently bought Tata Photon Max Wifi which is giving me a healthy 3MBPS across Delhi/NCR.

    I’m happy with Aircel & Tata Docomo, but I’m seriously annoyed with Reliance!!

    • Sudhakar April 28, 2014 10:29 pm

      In Tamilnadu :
      Aircel has quality network but you said you do not want docomo to reduce the quality of its network. Are you in the real world?. How can there be ‘network quality’ where there is no (proper) network?.

      Overall :
      Reliance GSM and docomo GSM always logs into the aircel network and I think because of this aircel has increased the rate cutter tariff to make up the loss. Shameless practice.

      • adil April 28, 2014 11:54 pm

        @sudhakar bro dont mind but in north docomo is fine/gud specially in my cicle that is up west, its 3g network is even at top postion in my state then comes idea and then airtel so dont think that tata is poor every where….. 🙂 😉 B-)

        • Sudhakar April 29, 2014 11:09 pm

          Double check whether you are really using docomo’s actual network or aircel ICR network !!!.

          • saumik b May 1, 2014 12:34 am

            Totally absurd claims by Sudhakar. His attitude seems as if he owns Aircel. Very funny..

          • adil May 21, 2014 11:49 am

            bro u should had been known that in up west aircel is no more lol.
            someday come to north india specially in my circle then u may reliase docomo is good here.
            similarly idea is fab. here but not in south so its simple no operator is perfect on pan india bases.

  • Ashutosh April 28, 2014 9:07 pm

    Hey I have Tata Docomo GSM Gujarat SIM for example if I go to Bihar or any other circle where Tata GSM does not have 3G coverage and reliance communication have 3g, according this will I able to access reliance 3G network that circles ?????

    • Reply April 29, 2014 7:23 am

      Yes. Whether Reliance or Aircel available you will be able to latch on it.

    • Jagannath April 29, 2014 10:20 am

      Yes, if 3G is active on your number in Gujrat

  • Raghav Namburi April 28, 2014 8:48 pm

    Nothing so beneficial for the end users.

  • Sayantan April 28, 2014 6:45 pm

    Finally tata is coming to kolkata.
    Now Rs499 plan would be d killer plan.

  • Mudassar Sayyed April 28, 2014 6:16 pm

    Hey I am using Tata Docomo Gsm Prepay Mumbai. May I be able to use 3G ??

    • Saurabh April 28, 2014 6:45 pm

      No, as tie-up is for users coming in Mumbai from other Tata circles which have 3G. But in case you have Reliance Mumbai SIM and going to a circle where Reliance don’t have 3G then you can use Tata 3G network there. But on Tata Mumbai you can’t have 3G…

      • Mudassar April 28, 2014 6:56 pm

        In my building there is no network of Tata docomo Gsm or any other gsm . So may I go for Tata docomo cdma . Will it work? whats your opinion ..??

  • Khaleel April 28, 2014 4:46 pm

    No chance of AirCel coming back to business in KL circle.
    I just dumped their SIM.

  • spiderman April 28, 2014 3:50 pm

    Does AVOID provides Inter Circle Roaming currently???

    • Sanjay Bafna April 28, 2014 4:00 pm


      • kunal April 28, 2014 4:42 pm

        No Mr. sanjay. Im an idea haryana customer and whenever I visit to DELHI NCR circle , im not allowed to get latched to any 3g operator ( airtel, reliance, vodafone).

        • Sanjay Bafna April 28, 2014 5:01 pm

          Fault at Idea Cellular 🙂

          • Sushil April 28, 2014 6:47 pm

            I am an Idea Postpaid customer from Guj. I get 3g all over India while roaming. Data is deducted from my home data pack even while roaming. No extra charge while roaming for data. Usually i am latched to Airtel 3G in non Idea 3G circles.

            • saumik b April 28, 2014 8:28 pm

              Idea – chor
              Airtel – maha chor

        • Jagannath April 28, 2014 8:31 pm

          Yes, AVOID provides Inter Circle Roaming. Have myself used Airtel 3G (Delhi SIM) on Idea 3G Network in UP.

  • Yug April 28, 2014 3:49 pm

    Haha most of the people don’t understand difference between inter and intra. Aircel not having 3g in Delhi but providing their customers 3G here on Delhi sims is intra. Aircel having license in Andhra Pradesh and allowing customers to use Reliance 3G network in Delhi is inter circle roaming.

    So operators are not allowed to use each other network in same circle for 3G until unless both hold license but in other circles they can provide roaming to customers of other operators.

  • sadanand kumar April 28, 2014 3:49 pm

    all are right but tell me when should roaming free in 2G for voice calling. all the operator not interested for free incoming call.

  • pratap April 28, 2014 2:56 pm

    But is this Legal to provide 3G where you don’t have license ? because I read on TT only that airltel got big penalty from GOVT because they where providing 3G in mah with vodhfone?

    • Sunny April 28, 2014 3:16 pm

      I think this is only for roaming not, they will not be launching 3g services in not license circles.

      TT please clarify.

      • Sanjay Bafna April 28, 2014 3:37 pm

        Everything is clear, even “Inter-Circle Roaming” mentioned in the post.

  • Vijay April 28, 2014 2:51 pm

    No use to karnataka.. All the 3 operator’s don’t have 3g network other than Bangalore.. But aircel simply wasting it’s license in karnataka.. Aircel is a sh#t company..

    • Arun April 28, 2014 3:05 pm

      Same here in andhra pradesh. Aircel is just idling with the spectrum.

    • Akhil April 28, 2014 4:04 pm

      Aircel 3g is allover karnataka and its fine in bellary and chitradurga

      • younus April 29, 2014 1:56 am

        False…. Aircel is not present in whole Karnataka.
        only bellary & chitradurga did not referred as whole Karnataka.

  • SS April 28, 2014 2:51 pm

    Oh great! They learned that too soon when avoid had been providing that since years and that too useless for me. Aircel has 3G spectrum in up east but not in my town that costs me a lot. I cannot use 3G of reliance and tata docomo. Even i was planning to visit UPW to get a tata docomo sim but aircel is preventing me from doing so. In delhi, reliance has 3g so there’s isn’t any problems except the speeds which are pathetic.

    And what to they mean by state of the art 3G network? Making joke of themselves! 😀

    And people here, understand the meaning and differences of Inter-CRA and Intra-CRA before saying anything.

  • jaiveer yadav April 28, 2014 2:37 pm

    if any rim prepaid subscriber of up east there no rim 3G going to up west then he can connect docomo 3G network and can use 3G Data and video calls???????,???

    • SS April 28, 2014 2:53 pm

      No! If the operator doesn’t have 3G in home circle then it cannot provide 3G services any where in india.

  • upesh April 28, 2014 2:17 pm

    But what if as any of above operator have not started 3g in most of the cities of their licensed circles, for example tata docomo has yet not providing 3g in many cities here in maharashtra.

  • gaurav April 28, 2014 2:14 pm

    Punjab already has all three 3g network.

  • Saurabh April 28, 2014 2:06 pm

    Now I have an Aircel/Reliance Punjab SIM which is their 3G circle but as Tata Docomo don’t have 3G in my town in Haryana, I can’t take benefit of this tie-up. Also Reliance don’t hold 3G license in Haryana but do have in Punjab. If Tata had 3G here, I would have used my Aircel Punjab SIM for 67-1GB 3G plan here in Haryana on TD network. My friend who use Reliance 3G in Punjab and comeback here on weekend will still not be able to use 3G on his SIM here in absence of Tata 3G. Tata don’t have 3G network in 80-90% areas in Haryana. So this tie-up won’t bring cheer to Aircel/Reliance 3G customers visiting our circle.

    Those people who have 3G like in cities in Haryana can take advantage by buying Reliance/Aircel SIM from Punjab circle or Reliance SIM from HP circle. 😀

    The unlucky Punjab circle has all these 3 operators with 3G services which is a coincidence as none of the other circles has all three available with 3G but neither have a good network presence there. lol

  • vineet April 28, 2014 1:59 pm

    what happens say I travel to Mumbai from Patna ,I am using aircel 3g in patna,will I get Reliance 3g in Mumbai as Aircel is also present in Mumbai but has only I have to manually search or automatically I will latch on to Reliance.

    • Saurabh April 28, 2014 2:18 pm

      Yes, exactly. In order to use 2G in mumbai on Bihar sim, you have to manually select Reliance 3G network. Same will be done by Tata 3G customer from 9 3G circles. 🙂

      • vineet April 28, 2014 3:48 pm

        2g or 3g

        • SS April 28, 2014 4:44 pm

          He said 3G.

        • Saurabh April 28, 2014 5:12 pm

          Had a smile on my face after reading my comment again. lol Wrongly typed 2G. It is 3G. 🙂

  • kaushik April 28, 2014 1:50 pm

    “State-of-the-network”??? who has this network?? Aircel?? rel?? docomo?? lol
    pehle 2G to thik karo mr.state-of-the-art…phir 3G roaming dekhna 😛

  • Raj April 28, 2014 1:39 pm


    • Ranajit April 28, 2014 1:56 pm

      All the s**t have come together. It will benifit no onsumers. Now the Biggest s**t (Reliance) will teach small timers how to loot innocent customers.

      • saumik b April 28, 2014 8:10 pm

        Hahhaha @ Ranajit…

        Though would not agree on data connectivity part for Tata DoCoMo. 2 months before they were pathetic with frequent disconnectuons in every 40 minutes. However they did system re-configuration and is now flawlessly providing constant of 3G and 2G connectivity.
        I ported my number to DoCoMo last month and am using Plan 350 where i get 450*60 seconds of local and std minutes plus unlimited 3G. I topped it with an addon T2T pack of INR 50 where i got an additional of 500*60 seconds.
        It’s an amazing plan and Tata DoCoMo 3G coverage in Pune is fair enough.

  • Amit April 28, 2014 1:32 pm

    Will it be chargeable when I use 3G of Aircel/Tata when I am at Karnataka.

    • amit April 28, 2014 1:53 pm

      I have 3G sim of rcom Mumbai

  • vipi April 28, 2014 1:25 pm

    is any chance to get 3g service from reliance in kerala ? like airtel and vodafone do ?

  • Saurabh April 28, 2014 1:19 pm

    Before everyone start calling it illegal or asking whether ICRA is allowed by DoT and blah blah blah, let me make clear to you that this is an Inter Circle roaming agreements and not Intra Circle Roaming which is illegal.

    This agreements means that customer of telecom operator A in circle X will be able to use 3G in roaming on operator B in circle Y where A actually don’t hold license. This type of roaming is inter circle roaming and it is allowed in India. Nothing illegal about it.

    Airtel, Idea and Vodafone agreements were Intra Circle roaming agreements i.e where operator A was not holding license for that particular circle X but was providing 3G to customer of that circle X using spectrum of operator B.

    Details- Tata Docomo holds 3G license in 9 circles. Now customer of these 9 circles when visit to other 13 circles will be able to use 3G network of Aircel/Reliance (whichever available). It doesn’t mean Tata will be able to provide 3G services to customers in those 13 circles too where they don’t have license. AVoId was allowing latter case also which was termed as illegal.

    One more illustration as I know some won’t get it. I’m from Haryana and using Tata Docomo 3G (say) and Reliance don’t have 3G license here. I go to Delhi where Tata don’t have 3G license. Now after this agreement I will be able to use it by selecting Reliance 3G network in Delhi.

    Similarly a Reliance customer of Delhi when come to Haryana will be able to use 3G on Tata network.

    Those who are calling it illegal should know that Inter Circle roaming has nothing illegal in it. If Reliance starts providing 3G to Haryana customers using TD network then it is called illegal or Aircel start providing 3G on Delhi SIMs using Reliance network. I hope you get me. 🙂

  • jayprakash April 28, 2014 1:08 pm

    tata docomo gives his network to reliance gsm customers already in Gujarat but docomo gsm customers cannot use reliance gsm network so i am little confused how its possible because in common sense i know that roaming is gives network to each other but in this case reliance gsm customers is use tata docomos network but docomos cannot

    and i want to say to tt readers in gujarat reliance gsm network service is very poor and atleast one or two times network shutdown in each and every month since i see last 8 years and thats reason reliance take a docomos network in gujarat

    • bharathkumar April 28, 2014 1:35 pm

      tie up roaming is different, Intra Circle roaming is different, when you are in home circle, can use 3G service with tata docomo, same service will get in diffrent circle with reliance or aircel, but in intra circle means, then can use 3g in same circle, with different company airtel 3g service can use by idea and vodafone, even they can get 3g service in all over india with airtel or idea or vodofone, but tie-up network is only who can travel from on circle to other circle they can connected with tied-up service.

    • Dr. Gaurav Singh - Mumbai October 15, 2014 1:03 pm

      i just wanna ask about the 3g speed of reliance mumbai in Gujarat as TATA Docomo network….Is it actually providing 3G network and 3G speed?? plz reply, i m moving from mumbai to ahmedabad, need to know about the 3G speed ….thanks in advance

  • Sanjay Bafna April 28, 2014 1:06 pm

    To All, This tie up is for Inter-circle 3G Roaming services (same as MTNL and BSNL – One circle to other circle) not Intra-Circle 3G Roaming (like Vodafone,Idea and Airtel – With in same circle) which is illegal as per DoT (Govt of India).

    • adil April 28, 2014 1:12 pm

      yea we know its legal n thats the happiest news i read it should had been done long time ago ….

    • Arun April 28, 2014 3:07 pm

      Can you explain how they differ?

      • Sanjay Bafna April 28, 2014 3:29 pm

        Inter-Circle Roaming = One circle to other circle.
        Intra-Circle Roaming = one operator to other operator with in the same circle.

        • saumik b April 28, 2014 8:17 pm

          Hey Sanjay.. I use Docomo Postpaid Plan 350 with unlimited 3G (post 1Gb capped to 2G – but thankfully i get 3G speed post 1Gb usage as well).

          Do i need to pay extra if i roam in Reliance 3G network while in mumbai?

          • saumik b May 1, 2014 12:37 am

            Seems none of the TT admins have answer to my above question… Funny 🙂

  • ujjawal April 28, 2014 12:54 pm

    but then docomo will charge money to persons having 3g data and roaming in delhi on rcom network or not??

    • ujjawal April 28, 2014 12:55 pm

      as TD do not have services of its own in delhi

  • Global April 28, 2014 12:52 pm

    So DOT has lifted the ICRA ban?

  • vsk April 28, 2014 12:48 pm

    State of the art 3g network ??? Funny .. Am from kerala even tata DoCoMo don’t have 2g coverage in most of the rural places ..their 3g coverage is no where in front of idea and Bsnl ..then another partner is aircel they already stopped service and simply wasting the spectrum ..a funny alliance 4 kerala ..

  • vsk April 28, 2014 12:46 pm

    State of the art 3g network ??? Funny .. Am from kerala even tata DoCoMo don’t have 2g coverage in most of the rural places ..their 3g coverage is anywhere in front of idea and Bsnl ..then another partner is aircel they already stopped service and simply waste the spectrum ..

  • sai April 28, 2014 12:43 pm

    what is this india is big cheaters country no one interested to follow law

    • Saurabh April 28, 2014 1:22 pm

      You should first enlighten yourself about what is happening then make comment. Inter Circle roaming is legal in India. Nothing illegal in it. Intra circle is illegal.. Don’t create a mess here if you don’t know the rules and laws.

      The thing which was illegal is still banned. 😛

      • saumik b April 28, 2014 8:19 pm

        Spammers like sai makes our life miserable 🙂

  • Weir April 28, 2014 12:42 pm

    Isnt it illegal share spectrum for 3g where DOT fined Airtel, Idea and Vodafone for Intra or Inter Roaming 3G….???

    • bharathkumar April 28, 2014 1:41 pm

      share spectrum is illegal, but tie-up can be legal, if u have 2g same service, u can use the same service in roaming with different operator, like that, 3g service is tie-up between aircel, tatadocomo, reliance, if u using tata 3g in ap, same 3g if u went in roaming in karnataka , u can use aircel 3g. intra roaming is share spectrum used by idea cellular, airtel and vodofone, but here they are not sharing their spectrum in same circle. they are using different circle with same service.

    • Arjun April 28, 2014 1:55 pm

      Inter circle roaming is not illegal. Vodafone-Idea-Airtel were fined for intra circle roaming agreement.

    • Ash April 28, 2014 3:07 pm

      Inter Circle Roaming: Is it free? OR Whether roaming charges will be levied for 3G data usage? Moreover, this agreement won’t help an operator who doesn’t hold 3G spectrum in a particular circle will not be allowed to add new 3G customers there.

      • SS April 28, 2014 4:46 pm

        No extra charges for data but calls are charged at roaming rates.

        • JUNAID May 22, 2014 12:29 am


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