The business travellers need to look pragmatically that whether they require a roaming number internationally as prices are still exorbitant despite slashing of the prices by all leading service providers. Vodafone has joined Airtel, Idea and Reliance to slash their rates on international roaming. The plan is for the rental of Rs. 2499 with a validity of 30 days and will be available for 45 countries including US, UK, Australia and many European countries like France, Italy and UAE, Singapore etc. as well.
Check the latest rates for roaming :
Rs. 50 per MB on roaming in comparison to current Rs. 563.2/MB.
- Outgoing local rate will be Rs. 25/min which currently is Rs. 70/min.
- Outgoing international call rate will be Rs. 50/min which currently is Rs. 140/min respectively.
- Incoming calls rates will be Rs. 50/min which was earlier Rs. 70/min.
Whenever we move out we have a Matrix card which is comparatively cheaper and one can take a local number on arrival in the country. The phone companies provide easily phone numbers and does not require too much of documentation. Their reps are selling these sim cards at airport and metro stations. Moreover services exist where one can choose a local number online while being in India and all calls will be thereafter forwarded to any designated number by the service provider. Unlimited Data packs are available in all hotels on 24 hours basis which may be much cheaper than paying Rs 50 per MB. Paying such hefty charges is not advisable or can we call it criminal for the health of our country economy.
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