MTNL To Offer Free Incoming In National Roaming On BSNL Network Pan India From 1st Jan
MTNL customers will be able to enjoy all India free incoming roaming facility. The announcement was made by telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad via Twitter.
He tweeted “From today MTNL joins @BSNLCorporate to offer nation wide free roaming. So travel across the country without roaming charges.” At present, customers of MTNL need to pay roaming charges once they move outside of Delhi and Mumbai.
BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of BSNL, stated that BSNL might maintain and operate the MTNL network on a revenue sharing basis. The decision will be taken in the next 2 – 3 months.
Leaving Mumbai and Delhi, BSNL operates across India.The Government has stated that they don’t have plans to disinvest in BSNL and MTNL in connection to its revival strategy.
Moreover, the government has offered financial assistance of Rs 169.16 crore to BSNL and Rs 458.04 crore to MTNL to surrender spectrum of 800 Mhz band.