In an attempt to provide greater benefits to the GSM mobile users of Mumbai and Maharashtra telecom circles, both state operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has introduced Local Tariff and FREE Roaming for the entire Maharashtra and Goa State including Mumbai Metro circle for their pre paid and post paid GSM mobile service subscribers.
Today MTNL Mumbai has announced the Roam Free Maharashtra with reduction of outgoing call rates for Trump and Dolphin customers while calling to networks in Maharashtra Circle. Now all outgoing calls to BSNL and MTNL Maharashtra and Goa Network while in Roaming will be charged as per customers basic plan by default.For example if MTNL customers is in PAY PER Second Plan and Roam to any where in Maharashtra and Goa circle (out of Mumbai circle) than for outgoing calls to Mumbai MTNL Network will be charged at Half Paisa for One Second (one paisa for 2 seconds) and Calls to all BSNL network of Mumbai-Maharashtra and Goa will be charged at One Paisa for One Second as per their Home network tariff.The all other call charges will be applicable as per existing tariff.
Till now MTNL's Trump (prepaid) and Dolphin (postpaid) customers used to pay slightly higher outgoing call rates while calling to all the networks in Maharashtra circle (out of Mumbai). Although Incoming calls (with in BSNL-MTNL Network) have always been free as per DoT guidelines since from November 2006, but outgoing call rates were slightly higher than the home network rates. In other words now both MTNL- BSNL users Mumbai and Maharashtra-Goa circles can enjoy FREE ROAMING.
The New FREE Roaming service will be effective from today; all outgoing calls to MTNL-BSNL Networks, SMS and GPRS-Data charges while Roaming will be charged as per the Local home tariff .The similar thing applies to BSNL Maharastra GSM customer’s too. For them too the Mumbai is part of their home network.