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India to abolish cell phone roaming charges

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal has confirmed to The Press Trust of India that the government is abolishing roaming charges for cell phones from next year. Earlier in May the NTP was approved which aimed

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal has confirmed to The Press Trust of India that the government is abolishing roaming charges for cell phones from next year. Earlier in May the NTP was approved which aimed to abolish cell phone roaming charges for customers. Also Read - Independence Day 2022: 5G phone shipment will continue to gain momentum across price tiers

In the meanwhile, the Department of Telecom was working on a Notice for inviting applications (NIA) for spectrum auctions after which it will work on unified license guidelines – also a part of the NTP 2012. Under the new policy, the government plans to remove roaming fees, allowing users to retain their numbers even if they move from one circle or zone to another. Also Read - Pokemon GO August Community Day meetups to happen in these Indian cities

As of now the NIA is on schedule to be sent on September 28, or Friday. Also Read - India may block sale of Chinese phones priced below Rs 12,000

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  • Published Date: September 24, 2012 2:46 PM IST



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