No roaming charges in India from June 15th : Having frequent signal problems? Getting your call dropped in the middle of the conversation. Then you guys are in for some luck.The frequent call drops which mobile phone users face today may soon invite a penalty for service providers.
Going into the details, IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced free roaming facility by the state-run national telecom provider BSNL from June 15.
While talking to media he said, “Call drops need to get minimized. We are in discussion for a structure to incentivize or disincentivise it.”
He said that people can’t have it both ways. “If they don’t want call drops, they shouldn’t complain about radiation,” he added.
Stats show that over 100 crore telephone connections were provided by end of April 2015. Minister informed that BSNL has installed 15,000 new towers in one year to do away with call drops.
While speaking on the net neutrality issue, Mr. Prasad informed us that a committee set up by the Department of Telecom has submitted reports to the government. “The final decision on it will be taken by the government and the cabinet.”
He said BSNL’s revenue grew by 2.1 percent in 2014-15 reversing the trend of negative growth in previous years. The state-run service provider also added 47 lakh active subscribers during that period.