Following BSNL, the state-run telco MTNL (Mahanagar Telecon Nigam Ltd.) has announced that the firm is planning to launch free roaming services in Delhi and Mumbai. The company further announced that the new service will allow the subscribers to receive incoming calls while traveling across the country.
Previously, BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.) has already rolled out such service on June 15, which was earlier revealed by the telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on June 2.
MTNL chairman N K Yadav said that currently MTNL customers are paying for the incoming calls when they cross the boundaries of Mumbai and Delhi. He further told that the company will soon announce the service and it is finalizing the dates.
After launching free roaming services, the MTNL users will not need to carry multiple SIMs and handsets during roaming. They are free to talk as long as they want without worrying of any charges during incoming calls.
“The government under National Telecom Policy 2012 has set a goal to achieve free roaming gradually. Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during a meeting of consultative committee attached to the ministry of communication and IT informed Members of Parliament (MPs) that MTNL is planning to launch free roaming soon,” PTI reported.
Besides this, MTNL has increased its minimum broadband speed to 2 Mbps and in addition to it, the firm is offering one month of free subscription to landline users.