BSNL launches new roaming STVs for prepaid subscribers Pan India

BSNL the largest PSU telecom operator has today announced the launch of new roaming rate cutter packs for its prepaid subscribers on a Pan India scale in all 20 circles where it currently operates.


The operator had recently made incoming in roaming free by default for all its subscribers which was a path defining move in the history of Indian telecom sector  and a move which ensured BSNL added the most number of new wireless subscribers in the month of July 2015.

BSNL has launched the roaming STVs in three denominations with different validities. All packs give local and STD calling to both on-net and off-net landline or mobiles at 70p/min in conjunction with the prevailing free incoming. The single day validity pack comes with a denomination of Rs.11(+/-2), the 6 day validity pack comes with a denomination of Rs.32(+4) and the 28 day validity pack comes with a denomination of Rs.77(+2). All packs will be available from 7th September onwards in all 20 circles where BSNL operates.

The zone wise tariff details of the roaming STVs is given below:

BSNL New Roaming Special Tariff Vouchers to Make Cheapest Out Going Calls in Roaming
Details of New Roaming STV Validity East Zone South Zone West Zone North Zone
Outgoing (Local & STD Any Network) Calls in roaming @ 70 paise / Minute 1 Days Rs 11 (+2) * Rs 9 Rs 9 Rs 9
6 Days Rs 32 Rs 33 Rs 33 Rs 36
28 Days Rs 79 Rs 79 Rs 79 Rs 77
The pack will be available from 07.09.2015 on PAN INDIA basis
BSNL Zone Details
East Zone Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kolkata, North East I, North East II, Orissa & West Bengal.
South Zone Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.
West Zone Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
North Zone Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh (W), Uttar Pradesh (E) and Uttaranchal.

TT perspective:

The free incoming in roaming initiative by BSNL is no doubt an attractive offering but these roaming STVs are not exactly cheaper than the ones being provided by private operators.

Reliance communications for example provides free incoming in roaming for 30 days along with calling tariff for all local and STD, on-net or off-net, landlines or mobiles at 40p/min with denomination in the range of Rs.42-56, in contrast BSNL provides calling tariff of 70p/min with denomination of Rs.77(+2) that too for 28 days. So readers are advised to compare the offerings of all operators in their circle and then select the plan which suits their needs best and is the most economical.

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Airtel Lover
September 3, 2015 8:51 am 8:51 AM

Airtel has a much better roam free pack of196 which gives free incoming for 6 months

September 3, 2015 6:59 pm 6:59 PM

Hello Airtel sir
BSNL is giving incoming free for one full year i.e. 196 X 2 = 392 for six months is saved alerady. even though i paid 392 to Airtel still i need to pay rs 80paise for local call and 1.15 for std out going call. do dont have any further rate cutter.
But good move BSNL came with rate cutter for this. say thanks to BSNL…..

September 3, 2015 3:16 pm 3:16 PM

I am not arguing Which is better operator, would suggest you atleast comment something which is meaningful.
Incoming is free in roaming by default in bsnl ie Rs 0/- and you are commenting Airtel has much better roaming free pack @196.
You are definitely Airtel customer care executive who without any knowledge whatsoever read the scripts.

September 3, 2015 7:04 pm 7:04 PM

i certaininly agree with you, i would request TT to block or remove people kind of representations like this….

Madhan Kumar
September 3, 2015 5:57 pm 5:57 PM


September 3, 2015 4:09 pm 4:09 PM


Sanjit Roy
September 3, 2015 1:27 pm 1:27 PM

@airtel lover- abbe tere Airtel se toh voice quality achi hain.

September 3, 2015 7:18 am 7:18 AM

Waste one. They should give at 30p/m

September 3, 2015 3:38 am 3:38 AM

All these packs including the private operator packs are waste. Only RLH is the best.

September 3, 2015 6:26 pm 6:26 PM

For you When everything is given free You will like it.
Are you the first person to stand when they give free phenol in your area???????