FREE National Roaming by October 2013 : Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal today said that mobile phone consumers will get Free National Roaming Facility across India by October 2013 as announced in National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012.

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However Kapil Sibal could not specify the exact dates for the launch of  Free National Roaming Service in India, but said that “FREE Roaming will certainly be in place by the month of October, 2013”. With this service, the roaming charges on Incoming calls are waived and mobile users in all telecom circles will be able to get FREE incoming calls while traveling to any other circles across India.

India’s  National Telecom Policy 2012 was approved by the Central Government in May 2012 and under the policy, the Government had said that national roaming would be made free with the introduction of concept of “One Nation, One License” which was expected in March 2013.

However all mobile service providers (except Reliance Mobile) including leading operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular had been opposing Free roaming in the consultation process by Telecom regulator TRAI and said that it will hit their margins badly and outgoing call rates may be increased.

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Radha Donti
November 27, 2014 4:10 pm 4:10 PM

I want a clarification of one sim one nation!!!!! Finally when was it implemented.

May 14, 2014 7:15 am 7:15 AM

sir kya ap muje bata sakte h ke uninor pe punjab me roaming free ho sakti h .
or punjab me up ki sim idea network par chal rahi h kya iski roaming free ho sakti h pls …….

Vikram Soni
May 10, 2014 11:29 am 11:29 AM

Sirf roaming coming free ho jaye roaming outgoing ke charges chahe kuchh bhi le .
government bhi kuchh nahi kar rahi h yeh government hi crypt h companies kya karegi
yeh sab spectrum ghotalo ki badolat h