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BSNL to allow special plan benefit on roaming too from Aug 15

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Come August 15, mobile customers of state-owned BSNL will be able to use services at discounted rate availed through special recharges in their home circle even on roaming.

"... It is now decided to allow the benefit of voice or SMS special tariff voucher (STV) and combo vouchers on national roaming on the occasion of 71st Independence Day on a pan-basis with effect from 15 August, 2017, in the area where BSNL operates," the public sector firm said in a statement today.

BSNL was the first operator to provide free national roaming on June 15, 2015.

"Armed force personnel, professionals, business persons and students all will get more benefit from this scheme," BSNL Board Director, Consumer Mobility, R K Mittal said.

At present, customers can avail of benefits like unlimited SMS, free calls to some numbers, reduced call rates and the like when they are in their home circle -- service area from which SIM has been purchased. Customers do not get these benefits when they travel to some other state or a different telecom circle.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 18:57 IST