Vodafone has announced special roaming plans for its pre-paid subscribers in India. Under then new roaming packs, customers are charged 30p per minute and 90p per minute for incoming and outgoing respectively on roaming.
"Vodafone pre-paid customers will be able to receive incoming calls while roaming on Vodafone network at 30 paise per minute across the country. Outgoing call rates are highly competitive at 1.5 paise per second for all local and STD calls, while roaming or at home," the company said in a statement.
“The plans come with a roaming incoming benefit of 30 days and tariff validity of 180 days.”
The roaming packs are priced in the range of Rs. 26 and Rs. 47, which vary circle to circle. In Delhi, the packs are available for Rs. 21 and Rs. 42. The plans are currently not available in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir circles. For SMS and data roaming, Vodafone will charging standard rates.
"We are pleased to present this new scheme, empowering our pre-paid customers with better value in terms of tariff and location options," Vodafone India Chief Commercial Officer Vivek Mathur said.
"The new national roaming plan has been specially created for those who tend to travel a lot on a regular basis. They can now talk more without worrying about high roaming costs.”
Vodafone's slashing of roaming rates come months after Aircel introduced a similar roaming plan which comprised free incoming calls on Aircel network on roaming and charging local and national voice calling at 1 paisa per second. The plan, called One nation One roaming, is available for Rs. 39 in Delhi with validity of 30 days; pricing varies in other circles.