BSNL mobile customers now have a big reason to smile. The public sector Telecom Major, BSNL announced on 2nd June about free roaming service across country from 15th June, 2015. The service will be available for one year starting today.
The announcement comes ahead of the scheme call full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) which is in the offing.
Minister of Communications & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said “As always, BSNL has taken lead to announce yet another landmark decision in the larger interest of public which will benefit crores of its existing as well as new subscribers. Now BSNL mobile customers will not need
to carry multiple SIMs and handsets during roaming. They are now free to talk as long as they want without worrying of any charges during incoming calls. In fact it is like a dream of ‘ONE NATION ONE NUMBER” come true. This will specially benefit the people having transferable jobs and student community who have to change their mobile numbers very frequently owing to transfer liability.”
As stated by Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL “In the past also we were the first movers in many customer beneficial initiatives. In 2002 when we entered in mobile segment we started free incoming calls for the first time within License Service Area(State). Prior to that, the customers had to pay for incoming calls also at the rate as high as Rs.16/- per minute. Today the tariff in the telecom industry in India is the lowest in the world, its credit also goes to BSNL because before entry of BSNL in mobile telephony, the call rates charged by private operators were as high as Rs.24/- per minute. Recently we had announced FREE night calling facility to our landline customers to call any mobile and landline number of any network in India. BSNL was the first to offer such a facility. Although there could be slight reduction in revenue on account of free incoming calls during roaming but we expect to gain first mover advantage and anticipate offsetting this amount by arresting churn out/porting out and by acquiring new customers”.
Free Services offered by BSNL
- Free Roaming Service across Nation
- Number Portability
- Unlimited Free calls from BSNL landline to any Network between 9 PM to 7 AM