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BSNL cuts international roaming rates by 40 per cent for foreign tourists news
Our Corporate Bureau
11 July 2007

New Delhi: Providing relief to tourists Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has cut international roaming tariff by up to 40 per cent for foreigners using its network in the country.

Currently, if a tourist using the services of a European operator uses BSNL's network while on roaming in India, the average tariff is about Rs 50 per minute for an outgoing local or STD call, Rs 99 per minute for an ISD call and Rs 75 per minute for an incoming call.

After the cut, the tariff for outgoing local/STD call has been slashed to about Rs 30 per minute while an ISD call will cost Rs 70 per minute.  An incoming call will now cost only Rs 50 per minute, officials of the PSU said.

They said the condition for the reduced tariff is that the foreigner has to be a customer of designated operators with whom BSNL has a bilateral agreement.

This global roaming tariff is applicable to international in-roamers of those foreign operators with whom a  direct bilateral agreement has been signed and commercially launched, the officials said.

BSNL gets about Rs 90 crore a year as revenue from foreign tourists on international roaming.

 


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BSNL cuts international roaming rates by 40 per cent for foreign tourists