India tariff wars bring fall in global roaming rates

Reliance Jio has announced three unlimited packs for international roaming subscribers

According to analysts, the international roaming segment in India has grown at a compounded rate of 15% over the past two years and is expected to expand by another 15% in about two years. india roaming rates

A client who used 5 GB data last year is opting for 50 GB this year, said Dugal, founder of Matrix. A customer who took a 1 GB plan for Rs. 1,000 last year will get 50 GB at Rs. 2,999 this year.

To woo customers from operators and get them on to Matrix, it has come up with a ‘By Appointment’ plan, which allows travellers to sit at a Michelin Star chef ’s table, have a one-on-one with an acclaimed fashion designer and indulge in curated tax free shopping, among others.

Reliance Jio has revamped its postpaid offerings and introduced international calling to select countries at 50 paise per minute. Reliance Jio, which has announced a new , will offer international calling to the US and Canada at 50 paise per minute, according to a company statement. Reliance Jio has announced international calling rates of 50 paise per minute, Rs. 2 per minute, Rs. 3 per minute, Rs. 4 per minute, Rs. 5 per minute and Rs. 6 per minute, depending on the country to which the call is being made.
Idea’s packs will be available in 65 countries compared with 30 last summer. Instead of 300 MB of free data, customers will now get 500 MB to 2.5 GB. Number of free calls has been increased to 500 from 100, depending on price pack.

“More customers are opting for these (international roaming) packs while traveling around the world to always stay connected without worrying about bill shocks,” said Vani Venkatesh, chief marketing officer of Bharti Airtel. The market leader has added 50 countries to its list from last year, including Vietnam, Egypt, Morocco, Iceland, Palestine, Laos and Mongolia.

Vodafone India has bundled plans for about 40 new countries this summer, a departure from its previously fixed rates. The second-largest operator’s offers for international travellers is through i-Roam free packs, introduced last year, which had tariffs ranging from Rs. 5,000 for 28 days to Rs. 500 for 24 hours in 20 countries. india roaming rates



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