regulator TRAI today slashed roaming rates by 22 per
cent to a maximum of of Rs2.40 per minute for outgoing
national long distance calls.
has also put a ceiling of Rs1.40 per minute for local
outgoing calls while roaming.
ceiling on roaming charges will come in to effect
from 15 February 2007.
service providers had opposed TRAI's move to bring
the roaming rates on the grounds that the roaming
rates helped compensate for the low local call rates,
a contention that did not find favour with the regulator.
has also removed all surcharges and rent during roaming