Free roaming services in 5 states

by CXOtoday News Desk    Mar 06, 2013

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Using your mobile phones while not in your home state can cause quite a dent in your pocket because of the exorbitant roaming charges. Well, not anymore, at least for the subscribers of Bharti Airtel in New Delhi.

Mobile carrier Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday announced that it has launched roaming service for its prepaid customers of New Delhi. The customers can avail this facility while they are visiting Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

With this, subscribers will be able to receive free incoming calls for one month in five states on a recharge tariff of Rs 21. Airtel subscribers of Delhi circle were earlier charged Rs 1 for incoming calls, Rs 1 for outgoing calls and Rs 1.5 for STD calls while on roaming.

“With this pack, Airtel prepaid mobile subscribers can now get up to 30 days of free incoming calls while travelling to Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal (except Kolkata) by paying a tariff of Rs 21,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

Earlier, the government had announced that it would make roaming services free across the country from March 2013 but later it was postponed to October. The announcement came days after Minister for Telecom and Information Technology, Kapil Sibal, said that the government is working seriously towards implementing roaming free services.