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Videocon abolishes roaming charges on incoming calls with immediate effect

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After Aircel and couple of players who started offering free incoming while roaming.

Videocon has also joined in as per the news no need to recharge with any special STV. i.e they have abolished incoming roaming charges with immediate effects


While people still have to wait till October for the roaming fee to be abolished as promised by the government, Videocon Mobile Services has removed charges on incoming calls. Videocon subscribers can avail of this facility with immediate effect.

Under one-nation-one-number cleared by the cabinet, the government plans to remove roaming fees, allowing users to retain their numbers even if they move from one circle or zone to another.

“We reiterate our commitment towards 'One Nation - Free Roaming'. 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. There are no strings attached to the proposition, no STVs/recharges required”, said Arvind Bali, director and CEO, Videocon Mobile Services.

Recently Kapil Sibal said that roaming charges would be abolished in October 2013. National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 provides for free roaming. Without giving any precise date, Sibal said that it would be in place by October 2013.

In May 21012 the government gave it nod to the new telecom policy which along with relaxing merger and acquisition norms to encourage consolidation and giving more teeth to sector regulator and de-link spectrum from licences also provides for abolition of roaming charges and allows users to retain the same number across the country.

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Actually Aircel's Roaming Incoming FREE + 1p/sec tariff in roam and home with some STV is much better than this videocon offer.

Reasons apart from hard to find Videocon signals esp in-building coverage is (1) COSTLY outgoing calls (Rs1/Rs1.5/Rs3.5 for local/STD/SMS) even in own network and (2) very few circles are under Videocon service..

But still its a move in the right direction...

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