BSNL to replace postpaid SIMs with Dual IMSI SIMs for international roaming

By April 24th, 2016 AT 6:45 PM

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced that it will replace postpaid SIM cards with new Dual IMSI SIMs. This is in response to numerous complaints raised by subscribers about difficulty in availing international roaming service on current single IMSI SIMs.

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New dual IMSI SIMs will be issued for all new as well as existing postpaid subscribers to ensure smooth international roaming experience. The process of replacing the SIM will take about 3-4 days or upto a week in some case. However, the new SIMs does not activate international roaming on customers number and a separate request should be given for the same.

BSNL provides International Roaming Services through 476 networks across 195 countries across the world. However, unlike other operators, international roaming is not available for prepaid mobile subscribers. Also one have to pay a security deposit of Rs 5000 and submit documents like copy of passport in order to activate international roaming on postpaid connection.

Note : Do cross check with BSNL before opting

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Rajesh
Rajesh

Why tt has not posted any article about bsnl 20GB @ ? 50. ?

SS
SS

Because its most likely fake. BSNL has said no word on it and some retarded news agencies have got this exclusive news from their “Source”.

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

Because it has not got any bribe money from BSNL.

Madhan Kumar
Madhan Kumar

@Rajesh: It’s a hoax and the same thing is confirmed by Bsnl Officials itself.

Raja
Raja

Is international roaming allowed in airtel Prepaid sim?
If allowed,What is procedure to activate it?

Max
Max

Activated by default. Maintain balance above INR 100. 99 is deducted on the first call or SMS.

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

Wrong. See my message above this.

SS
SS

Yes, unless you are from J&K, Assam, NE or UPE.

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

I am talking only about prepaid connections below : You will be charged Rs.99 as monthly rental* for international prepaid roaming in airtel and Aircel. No rental will be charged in Idea prepaid (but outgoing calls are high). You will be charged Rs.149 per month as monthly rental in Vodafone. * means – The rental will be charged only once for 30 days from the time of last transaction. If you do not make / receive any call or send SMS after 30 days, rental will not be charged. The same will apply for Aircel prepaid also. Method of monthly… Read more »

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

If you want to keep your number active abroad for more than 90 days in Airtel, dial *555# and activate any small SMS pack (like Rs.5 for 70 SMS with 1 day validity). For other operators : Enable any non recurring small data or SMS packs only via USSD command. This is done to avoid charging of monthly rental.

Do the above every 60 days as a safety measure. Do not just recharge. You must make a balance deducting transaction to keep your number active.

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