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Unlimited roaming on mobile, rail ticket on SMS comes into effect

Free mobile roaming on payment of a fixed fee and booking of rail tickets through SMS, both the decisions taken last week by the government, will be implemented from today.

Unlimited mobile roaming for a fixed fee from today

TRAI, however, said making national roaming completely free of charges is not practical as of now.

TRAI seeks industry view to reduce roaming call and SMS rates

Telecom regulator TRAI has floated a consultation paper to bring down the rates of mobile calls and SMSes that are currently charged from a customer on availing roaming facility.

Airtel African customers need not pay roaming charges in India

Airtel customers already avail this facility across the company's mobile network in 17 African countries, not having to pay roaming charges while travelling across these countries.

No roaming charges from next year: Kapil Sibal

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that mobile phone subscribers will not have to pay roaming charges from next year.

Home Ministry raises objections on Telecom policy provisions

The policy will not be applicable in restricted areas like Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast as Home Ministry has imposed restrictions on providing roaming facilities on pre-paid mobile subscribers.

New Telecom Policy: Free roaming, portability

To boost transparency and revive growth in the scandal-hit sector, the government on Thursday approved a new telecom policy that aims to ultimately abolish roaming charges, besides relaxing Internet telephony rules.

I-T issues notice to Bharti-Airtel on overseas roaming ops

The Income Tax department has issued fresh notices to telecom giant Bharti Airtel in connection with taxation of overseas roaming charges for additional two financial years.