Reliance and Airtel announce their new roaming tariff rates, 40% reduction on incoming calls

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Reliance Communications and Airtel have announced their new roaming tariff rates in accordance with the new TRAI guidelines. These charges will be effective from 1st May, 2015.

For Reliance, the customers will now have to pay 40 percent lower tariffs for the incoming calls while roaming. For outgoing calls, both local and STD, the new charges are up to 23 percent lower. Also, with RCOM’s One India, One Rate Plan, incoming calls during roaming will be free, besides a single rate for roaming and home networks. The pack will be valid for 28 days and are charged between Rs. 40 to Rs. 50.
New Roaming tariff for Airtel and Reliance

National RoamingCurrent ChargesRenewed ChargesReduction (%)
Outgoing Local1.000.8020
Outgoing STD1.501.1523
Incoming calls0.750.4540
SMS local`1.000.2575
SMS STD1.500.3875

For Airtel, the incoming roaming call rates are same as Reliance, of 40 percent reduction.  Outgoing inter circle call rates are reduced up to 23 percent and outgoing local call rates are reduced up to 20 percent. The rates for outgoing local text messages are reduced to 75 percent, whereas the outgoing STD text messages are reduced at 74 percent.

Vodafone and Idea Cellular announced their renewed tariffs earlier the day.

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