BSNL already has such a scheme in place.

At present, MTNL customers have to pay roaming charges for incoming calls when they go outside of Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL Chairman and Managing Director NK Yadav said the scheme will be announced soon and they are finalising the dates.

The government under National Telecom Policy 2012 has set a goal to achieve free roaming gradually.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during a meeting of consultative committee attached to the Ministry of Communication and IT informed Members of Parliament (MPs) that MTNL is planning to launch free roaming soon.

Moreover, MTNL has also increased minimum broadband speedto two mega bit per second (Mbps) and is offering freebroadband for one month to its landline customers.