No roaming charges in new telecom policy

May 31, 2012, 13:34 IST | Agencies

The cabinet Thursday approved a new telecom policy that seeks to do away with roaming charges throughout the country and simplifies the licencing policy, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Thursday


"Affordability of the consumers is the core of our policy," Sibal told reporters after a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal
Sibal said the new policy aims at free roaming facility throughout the country. 
Currently, users pay extra when they receive or make a call outside their network. With the new policy, users will be able to avail free roaming even if they change their service providers anywhere in the country

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