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BSNL to bring new Plan aimed at One India objective offering Free Incoming in Roaming

Updated – June, 2015Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to offer to its customers FREE Roaming (without any STV) across India w.e.f 15th June, 2015. Tough no full details are available as of now, we will keep you updated with any news regarding Free Incoming for our Users.

Also some Special Tariff Vouchers has been introduced that offers Free Incoming during Roaming to its customer. Starting from Rs. 5 for a day, BSNL offers STV 33, STV 69 and STV 90 as well that comes with a validity of 7 days, 30 days and 90 days respectively.

BSNL Free Incoming Roaming Plan 2015 – New Roam Free Plan by BSNL

Particulars

Tariff
Price of STV (in Rs.) Rs. 5 Rs. 33 Rs. 69 Rs. 90
Validity 1 day 7 days 30 days 90 days
National Roaming Voice Call Rates
O/G Local Call 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec
O/G STD Call 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec 1.3 p/Sec
Incoming Calls Free Free Free Free
All other charges As per Base Plan

OLD – Keeping in mind one of the objective of the upcoming National Telecom Policy 2012 with regards to One India & abolition of Roaming charges, BSNL has decided to offer Free Incoming Calls in Roaming with the introduction of ROAM Free Plan for its prepaid customers. The new Plan offering Home like tariffs in roaming as well will come into being from 1st May, 2011.

The Roam Free Plan has been priced at Rs. 150 (cost of SIM shall be additional) and comes with a validity of 90 days. It offers many Freebies the details of which are mentioned below.

Now talking about call rates, All Local & STD Call on BSNL Numbers shall be charged 1.2p per sec and All Local & STD Calls on Other Numbers shall cost 1.5p per sec.

Plan Voucher:

Roam Free

MRP of Plan Voucher in Rs.

Rs. 149 (Revised to Rs. 199 from 1st October, 2012)

Free Usage Allowed with Plan Voucher

Free Voice Call (Pulse)

In Seconds

i) On-net

6000

ii) Off-net

 6000

Free Video Call

Local/STD On-net

3000

Free Data Usage in MB

50

Free P2P SMS in Nos

Local

50

National

50

Initial Plan Validity in days

180 DAYS

Extension of Plan Validity

Through Plan Voucher

Migration to Other Plan

Through Plan Voucher

Bonus Period

Bonus Period-I

15 Days

Bonus Period-I I

165 Days

MRC (Minimum Recharge Condition)

N/A

Applicability

2G & 3G

(i) Voice Call Charges

Rs./Sec

Pulse rate (Seconds)

1

Local On-net

0.012

Local Off-net

0.015

Reduced call charges on 2 BSNL numbers (Rs./Min)

0.30

STD On-net

0.012

STD Off-net

0.015

Reduced call charges on 1 BSNL number (Rs./Min)

0.30

Plan Details:

Roam Free

(ii) Video Call Charges

Rs./Sec

Pulse rate (Seconds)

1

Local On-net

0.012

Local Off-net

0.015

STD On-net

0.012

STD Off-net

0.015

Incoming

Nil

(iii) SMS

Local

0.60

National

0.70

International

5.00

Delivery Report

Nil

Missed Call Alert

Free

(iv) National Roaming

(a) Voice Call

Rs./Sec

Pulse rate (Seconds)

1

Local On-Net

0.012

Local Off-Net

0.015

STD On-Net

0.012

STD Off-Net

0.015

Incoming Call

0.00 (Only on BSNL Network, Not Valid for Delhi and Mumbai)

(b) SMS

Local SMS

0.70

National SMS

0.70

International SMS

5.00

Incoming SMS

Nil

Non- P2P SMS (From Home LSA/While Roaming )

2.00

Premium Non- P2P SMS

As determined by Content Provider

(c) Video Call

Rs./Sec

Pulse rate (Seconds)

1

Local On-net

0.012

Local Off-net

0.015

STD On-net

0.012

STD Off-net

0.015

Incoming Call

0 (Only on BSNL Network, Not Valid for Delhi and Mumbai)

Further, you will get reduced calling benefits on 2 Local BSNL Numbers & 1 STD BSNL Number at just 30p/min.

And most importantly All Incoming Call in Roaming (on BSNL Network only) shall be absolutely free. It does not work on MTNL’s network in Delhi & Mumbai.

Existing customers who want to convert their plan to Roam Free shall be able to do by getting the new Plan Voucher.

Also a new Plan Continuation Voucher of Rs.34 with a plan validity of 180 days offering freebies of 50 Min (3000 sec) -On-net + 20 Min (1200 sec) – Off-net voice call to be consumed within 30 days is hereby introduced for extension of plan validity of Per Sec plan, Per Min plan and General plan is introduced. The existing plan vouchers will be used only for migration and plan activation. For special plans including Roam Free plan, extension of plan validity will be through plan voucher only.

In case of Assam, J&K and North East telecom circles, instructions issued by DoT/TRAI regarding validity are to be complied with.

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