Aircel jumps the gun – Provides free roaming within India

Aircel jumps the gun – Provides free roaming within India

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Customers of Indian telecom company Aircel will benefit from the service providers new tariff plan that will offer free roaming anywhere in the country. The new plan will be in place for SMS, data and voice services and will be called ‘One Nation, One Rate’. As part of this roaming plan, customers will need to pay Rs 1 for SMS throughout the country and Rs 0.01 per second for local and STD calls.

Aircel Roaming Plans

Aircel will make the plan available in various price brackets for the different circles within India. For example the new offerwill be available in New Delhi for Rs 39, whereas in Mumbai it will be available for Rs 32. The cheapest circle will be East Uttar Pradesh, where it will cost Rs 21 and it will not be available in Jammu & Kashmir.

The chief marketing officer of Aircel, Anupam Vasudev said that the new product will allow Aircel customers to enjoy the same rates for SMS, data and voice while on roaming and within their respective circles.

With the new promotional offer, Aircel is looking to capitalize on the Indian government’s initiative to allow free roaming throughout the country starting from March 2013. The new National Telecom Policy will outline a restructured spectrum and guidelines for telecom companies, after 122 telecom licences were cancelled following a scam in the industry.