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.
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 NK Yadav told PTI the scheme will be announced soon and they are finalising the dates.
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.
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.