MTS today announced the launch of international roaming for its subscribers and claims to be the first CDMA carrier to extend the facility to its prepaid users. MTS subscribers can now get a dual-mode CDMA+GSM SIM card for international roaming on 433 GSM carriers in 231 countries. It will also enable users to use GPRS services on 322 carriers in 206 countries and 3G on 145 networks in 114 countries. To swap SIM cards and activate international roaming, subscribers will have to visit an MTS branded retail outlet. Hit the break for the complete press release. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?
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- First Telecom Operator in the country to launch International Roaming Services for CDMA Prepaid subscribers
- MTS becomes the first Telecom Operator in the country to launch international data roaming for CDMA prepaid customers
- For the first time launches a dual mode sim card working on GSM and Open Market CDMA handsets
Gurgaon, 17th October, 2011: Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand with over 13 million wireless customers today created history with the launch of International Roaming services for its prepaid subscribers enabling them to roam across 433 GSM networks in 231 countries. The company has also launched a dual mode SIM card which would work both on GSM handsets while abroad and on OMH CDMA handsets while in India. With this announcement, MTS becomes the first telecom operator in the country to provide international data roaming for CDMA prepaid customers.
MTS customers on international roaming would have access to GPRS services in 206 countries on 322 telecom networks. Additionally, MTS customers will be able to enjoy HSDPA services in 114 countries on 145 roaming networks.
According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India, “We at MTS are always looking at innovation in our products and services to enhance customer experience. With a view to enhance connectivity and convenience, we have now introduced international roaming services for our customers. This would enable our customers to stay connected while traveling abroad without changing their phone numbers and also enjoy seamless data connectivity on the go, internationally”.
Raghunatha Chary, Regional Vice President Sales, India, MACH, commented: “We are delighted that MTS India selected our market leading Inter-Standard Roaming solution to be the first in India to provide its pre-paid customers with seamless access to international roaming on GSM networks across the world. Our solution enables MTS India to deliver a full portfolio of voice services and applications to its customers, through one device, one number and with one bill, so enhancing customer satisfaction and increasing mobile usage.
Activation of International Roaming
MTS customers availing international roaming services for the first time just need to walk into an MTS Branded Retail Outlet (BRO), submit the required documents including copy of a valid passport and request to activate the service on their mobile numbers and get their SIM card swapped to the International Roaming card.
For additional customer convenience, interested MTS customers can also download the International Roaming service request form from the MTS India website (www.mtsindia.in) and submit it with the required documents at the nearest MTS BRO.
Post the initial activation, on subsequent international visits, customers can simply dial MTS customer care to activate or deactivate international roaming on their MTS mobile numbers.