Aircel, one of the leading innovative mobile service providers in India, has slashed its National Roaming rates with effect from May 1, as per the guidelines issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The SMS charges on Roaming are now cheaper by up to 75% and the Call rates by 40% on the Aircel network. For a local text message while on roaming, Aircel customers will pay 25 paise as compared to the earlier charge of Re. 1; and for STD texts, 38 paise from Rs 1.50 earlier.
Similarly, for the incoming calls outside their home network, customers will enjoy a new rate of 45p/min instead of the earlier 75p/min, a reduction of 40 per cent. The outgoing local and STD calls will be charged at 80p/min and Rs 1.15 paise per minute as compared to earlier charged Re. 1 and Rs 1.50, respectively. The revised rates are applicable for all Aircel prepaid and postpaid customers across all circles
The revised rates are as follows.
(INR / minute)
|% Reduction in tariff||Customer charge while roaming|
|Old Rate||New Rate wef 1st May ‘15|
|Incoming Calls on Roaming||40%||0.75||0.45|