Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Idea Cellular to offer free incoming calls on domestic roaming starting April 1

Telecom operator Idea Cellular has announced that incoming calls while roaming nationally will be free for all its subscribers starting April 1. However, outgoing calls, SMS will be charged at affordable rates.

It also added that mobile data tariffs and data pack benefits would not be charged extra while roaming anywhere within the country, and will remain same as a subscriber's home circle. The facility of free incoming calls on domestic roaming will be extended to both prepaid and and postpaid subscribers.

Idea Cellular's announcement comes soon after rival Bharti Airtel removed all roaming charges for outgoing and incoming calls, as well as SMSes and data usage within the country.

Apart from this, Idea also announced international roaming packs starting at Rs. 1,199 with 10 days validity and go up to Rs. 5,999 with 30 days validity for those traveling abroad. The international roaming packs come bundled with up to 400 outgoing minutes, unlimited incoming calls, 100 SMSes per day and up to 3GB data with overage charges as low as Rs. 3 per MB. 

These pack cover regions like Asia, UAE, Europe, UK & Ireland and USA & Canada. Idea says the international packs offers up to 85 percent savings on international roaming charges.

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