TRAI Wants to See More Options to Lower Roaming Tariffs

By March 21st, 2013 AT 1:50 PM

TRAI Looking for More Views on Roaming TariffThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the date for comments on review of tariffs for national roaming to April 5. The regulator had earlier sought written comments by March 18.

TRAI had floated a consultancy paper to lower rates of mobile calls and SMSes, while the user is on roaming facility as the part of pan India roaming facility.

“Keeping in view the request of stakeholders for extension of time for sending their comments, it has been decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments up to April 5, 2013 and for counter-comments up to April 12, 2013,” TRAI said in a statement.

Among various options to reduce or remove additional cost burden on roaming customers, TRAI had proposed a new norm, Home Price Rule. Under the Home Price Rule, a mobile subscriber should be charged the same amount that he pays when he is not roaming.

Mobile users are generally charged Re 1 for outgoing local call, Rs 1.5 for outgoing STD call and Re 1 for incoming call on per minute basis. For each outgoing SMS, customers are generally charged Rs 1.5. The tariff goes up further when his home operator has no network in roaming circle.

This compares outgoing local call costs of about 72 paise, outgoing STD call 90 paise, local SMS Re 1 and STD SMS in range of Rs 1.5-3.45, when the user is at his home circle.

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All the other service providers are unable to process uninor mumbai port out request from 13th March 2012. Those who couldnt port out their uninor mumbai number ,Kindly register ur complaint at TRAI- Department of telecomunication

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He is right if base rate will increase the people those who not roam would be affected…

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