Exclusive : Aircel to slash roaming rates starting May 1st

By April 30th, 2015 AT 1:02 PM

Following Vodafone’s announcement of reducing roaming rates, Aircel has also slashed its roaming rates as per latest directives released by TRAI. Aircel has informed by its subscribers by SMS that roaming rates has been reduced by up to 75% starting May 1st.


Recently TRAI has revised ceiling rates on roaming charges from current 75p/min for incoming to 45p/min. Similarly outgoing calls charges will be reduced to 0.80p/min for local and Rs 1.15/min STD from current rates of Rs 1/min and Rs 1.50/min respectively. TRAI has also reduced SMS rates drastically by up to 75% from current Rs 1 local SMS and Rs 1.5 STD SMS to just Rs 0.25 for local and Rs 0.38 for STD.

In coming days more operators is expected to implement TRAI new amendments and reduce roaming rates. Its worth to note that SMS charges are now cheaper when on roaming than in home LSA. As we move towards full MNP, it is high time for TRAI to do away with roaming.

 Thanks to Biswajit Roy

An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

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Nishant Acharya
Nishant Acharya

in india telecom operators providing lowest internet speeed in all 2g,3g and 4g networks

maximum 2g speed is 473 kbps but practically we got 115 kbps

maximum 3g speed is 42 mbps but practically we got 3.6 mbps

maximum 4g speed is 300mbps but practically we got 17 to 25 mbps

so in all these three networks custmoers is getting lowest speed. TRAI must decide in all three networks that custmoer should get atleast half speed of their network (2g,3g,4g)

sanjit roy
sanjit roy

Hot news!! airfail to launch 3g in moon at 850 mhz band, which will be reflected to sudhakar’s under ground cartoon theater. Also airfail to build R&D in mars for 5g and sudhakar to be the chief project manager, though they will use the spectrum of kerala for testing purposes.

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