BSNL and MTNL Working together to Offer Free National Roaming to GSM & 3G Customers

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.

BSNL and MTNL Free Roaming

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.

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January 31, 2014 4:39 pm 4:39 PM

Is it possible to use internet packs after recharging roam free plan of 199?

December 10, 2013 3:50 pm 3:50 PM

I recharged my West Bengal BSNL number with the Uniform 2G & 3G prepaid data STV of Rs. 251/- from BSNL site, which entitles me to a data balance of 2GB to be used within 30 days. I am in roaming in Delhi and despite having the data balance I cannot connect to the internet.

Macaws Chhabs
October 23, 2013 2:57 pm 2:57 PM

I have once visited Arunachal pradesh district West Siang Aalo about 3months ago.In this place I found that there is only One operator i.e BSNL and the service provided by also too bad no Edge or 3G network only GPRS network is there net is so slow about 0.5kb/sec only 1 bsnl tower can be found nearby so bad network…The cost of topup is also high like the rate of 10 rs topup is 15 rs plss sir try to fix this problem….