Starting today, all BSNL mobile user across the country will be able to receive incoming calls at no cost as the state-run telecom operator has launched its free roaming service.
The scheme was announced on June 2 is part of the Government’s “One Nation One Number” agenda lauded by Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
BSNL has clarified that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has no objection towards the free roaming service, which could have been pulled up on anti-competitive grounds.
With a subscriber base of 7.72 crore users at the end of March, BSNL is looking at all the possible ways to compete with its privately held rivals such as Airtel and Vodafone.
Pan-India mobile number portability is another scheme that has been taken under the wing of the ‘One Nation One Number’ agenda which will be launched in July this year.