State-run telecom firm MTNL, which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai, will soon launch free roaming scheme, allowing customers to receive calls at no extra cost while traveling across the country. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
BSNL already has such a scheme in place. At present, MTNL customers have to pay roaming charges for incoming calls when they go outside of Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL Chairman and Managing Director N K Yadav told PTI the scheme will be announced soon and they are finalizing the dates. Also Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
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. Also Read - BSNL takes over MTNL network in Delhi, Mumbai: Will 4G services launch now?
Moreover, MTNL has also increased minimum broadband speed to two mega bit per second (Mbps) and is offering free broadband for one month to its landline customers.