BSNL launches free incoming national roaming packs starting from Rajasthan


After MTNL, the State Owned Telecom Operator, BSNL has started rolling out free roaming plans starting from Rajasthan. Unlike MTNL, this service is not free on BSNL. Prepaid customers have to purchase special tariff vouchers (STVs) to avail free incoming calls while roaming across the country. These packs come under One Nation:One number:One rupee and starts at Rs. 5.

Videocon Mobile Services was the first operator in India to offer incoming calls free while on roaming on their own network by default, without any processing fee or a special tariff voucher. It also launched new packs later that offer free incoming calls while roaming on other networks. Vodafone introduced a similar offer last year that starts at Rs. 5 per day for free incoming calls while roaming.

The STV 92 offers unlimited free incoming calls and has 90 days validity. BSNL has also launched STV 5 and STV 67 in the state, which comes with a validity of 1 day and 30 days, respectively. With these packs, you can make outgoing call (local and STD) at a cheaper rate Rs 1.50 paise per second which roaming.

Type of Voucher Rs Local Outgoing Calls STD Outgoing Calls Incoming Calls Validity in Days
STV 5 1.5p/sec 1.5p/sec Free 1
STV 67 1.5p/sec 1.5p/sec Free 30
STV 92 1.5p/sec 1.5p/sec Free 90

BSNL is expected roll out these new free roaming packs across the country soon.

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