Following rivals, state-run BSNL on Wednesday said it has launched special plans offering customers free incoming calls and cheaper rates for outgoing calls and SMS while roaming in the country.
Other mobile operators have announced such schemes in order to comply with directions by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India last month to give consumers the option of discounted roaming plans.
BSNL is offering two special tariff vouchers for roaming wherein customers will get unlimited free incoming calls for Rs. 5 a day and Rs. 69 for 30 days. Outgoing local and national calls will be charged at 1.5 paise per second.
In addition, BSNL has launched two Roaming Tariff Plans (RTP) for post-paid customers for Rs. 145 and Rs. 625 which come with services such as free calls and SMS.
It has also launched RTPs for Rs. 149 and Rs. 825, which include free unlimited incoming calls for a month.
For pre-paid customers, BSNL has announced an RTP for Rs. 405 and free roaming RTP for Rs. 705.