Telecom and IT minister RS Prasad has announced over Twitter today that BSNL's free roaming has come into effect from today: From today no more roaming charges on #BSNL. a step towards realising dream of One Nation-One Number. A promise kept! pic.twitter.com/4FSFaax2zl — Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 15, 2015 Earlier: Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced in a press conference today that BSNL users will have free roaming on their mobile phones starting June 15. Spectrum sharing and trading policy will be given to the Cabinet this month, with full mobile number portability (MNP) which will be operable in July. The press conference was held to address the one year completion of the NDA Government. In order to roll out complete MNP, the government had to allow customers to dial a number without adding “0” or “+91” to the mobile number. Without this step, implementing full MNP would take 8-9 months more, the COAI had said last month. No more fat bills for talking while roaming. BSNL customers need not pay roaming charges while roaming in India. pic.twitter.com/LFFoyDOm4H — Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 2, 2015 After proposing a slash in roaming call and SMS charges in March, the TRAI reduced the ceiling tariffs for national roaming calls and SMSes and had mandated telcos to offer a special roaming tariff plan to pre-paid and post-paid subscribers in April, to come into effect from May. Following these instructions, BSNL had adopted the new roaming call charges. In…
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