Vodafone slashes roaming rates

May 6th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Leading cellular service provider Vodafone Essar Tuesday slashed roaming charges and the rates for long-distance calls. With the new reduced tariffs, customers will be able to make STD calls at Rs.1.30 per minute to any destination within India on both pre- and post-paid schemes, a company press release stated.

Roaming rates have been reduced to Re.1 per minute for all incoming and local outgoing calls. STD calls on roaming will be charged Rs.1.50 per minute.

The new tariffs come into effect Tuesday.

Vodafone Essar is a subsidiary of London-based Vodafone Group Plc and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular licence for Mumbai. Vodafone Essar now has operations in 16 telecom circles in the coutry.

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