Mobile Calling and SMS Charges while Roaming to Come Down from May 1 - RNews1 Network

Mobile Calling and SMS Charges while Roaming to Come Down from May 1

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI, Mobile Roaming Charge, mobile calls and sms
New Delhi : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday. These changes will come into effect from May 1. 

“All subscribers will benefit from the reduced ceilings. competitive pricing below the new ceiling levels is expected,” the regulator said in a statement.

However, following this TRAI order, subscribers will not be able to avail of schemes that allowed them to make calls and send SMSes while in roaming at home circle rates.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has set the ceiling for outgoing local calls while roaming at 80 paise per minute from Re.1 while it reduced the calling rate to Rs.1.15 per minute from Rs.1.50 a minute for STD calls (inter-circle).

Incoming calls on roaming will be charged at the most 45 paise per minute from 75 paise charged earlier, while a maximum of 25 paise per SMS will be charged for a local SMS sent compared to Re.1 charged earlier while on roaming. The STD SMS while on national roaming will cost 38 paise per SMS down from Rs.1.50.

The new tariff structure will reduce call charges while nationally roaming by 20 percent and messaging charges by 75 percent.

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