State run BSNL mobile customers can avail the benefit of Voice/SMS Special Tarrif Voucher (STV) and Combo Vouchers in national roaming on the occasion of 71st independence day on PAN India basis from 15 August’ 2017 in the area where BSNL operates.
BSNL was the first operator to provide free national roaming on 15th June 2015.
“it is now decided to allow the benefit of voice or SMS special tariff voucher (STV) and combo vouchers on national roaming on the occasion of 71st Independence Day on a pan-India basis with effect from 15 August, 2017, in the area where BSNL operates," the public sector firm said in a statement today.
The offer is beneficial to those who frequently travel including Jawans & Journalists who generally stay away from the home. Presently if you put any STV then the benefit is available in the home state/ Licencee Service Area (LSA), but from 15th August this benefit will be available even when a person travel outside his home LSA, the PSU said.
For example STV 349 which offers unlimited voice call to any network only in home LSA, now the benefit of unlimited voice call on any network will be available even when customer is travelling out from Home LSA in any area where BSNL operates.
RK Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board said, “Armed force personnel, Professionals, Business person & Students all will get more benefit from this scheme.”