Videocon Mobile removes roaming charges on incoming calls

Telecom Lead Asia: Videocon Mobile Services has removed roaming charges on incoming calls.

Videocon Mobile follows Aircel in implementing TRAI directive — “One Nation, Free Roaming.”

However, this facility will be available to Videocon subscribers roaming in Videocon’s own network only.

Videocon has presence in 7 circles — including six circle it acquired through November 2012 spectrum auction. Besides presence in Punjab, it has won spectrum in six telecom circles — Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh East and West for Rs 2,221.44 crore.

In a statement on Thursday, Videocon said the new development is in line with the National Telecom Policy 2012 recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Videocon Mobile effectively makes overall roaming experience cheaper thus bringing savings for its subscribers. This offering shall be available for Videocon with immediate effect without any hidden cost.

Arvind Bali, director and CEO, Videocon Mobile Services, said: “To extend the benefits of freedom of movement across our Network, we have introduced this offering where our subscribers roaming across Videocon Network will stand to benefit from free incoming calls.

In January 2013, Aircel removed roaming charges for its users across its network. As per the one nation, one rate tariff plan, Aircel provides One India tariff to Aircel customers. The product is available in Delhi for Rs 39.

Several other mobile operators are in the process of addressing the new National Telecom Policy which may be effective in March 2013.

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