Vodafone India has introduced special international roaming plans for its customers travelling to other countries including UK, the USA, Singapore, UAE, amongst others. The plans are applicable for 45 countries and a few of these plans include up to 90 percent of discount on data charges and close to 64 percent of rebate on outgoing calls on international roaming.
This new international roaming pack is available for Rs 2,499, offering a validity of 30 days. With this plan, users will be charged Rs 50 per MB instead of Rs 563 charged otherwise. Also, the incoming calls will be charged at Rs 50 per minute, and the outgoing local and international calls will be charged at Rs 25 per minute and Rs 50 per minute min respectively.
However, there is a caveat, as these benefits will only be offered on select network operators in each of the 45 countries and thus users will have to pay the standard international roaming charges for using any other international operator s network in these countries. Recently, Airtel in India had also launched similar plans for international roaming, but did not mention any such conditions.
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Vodafone has launched this new pack in addition to the Rs 1,499 pack which was launched last year. This plan offered 60 percent discount on international roaming on voice, data and SMS in a single pack.
The service is currently not available in Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Orissa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir but will be launched over the next few weeks in a phased manner.