BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) customers have a variety of Recharge Vouchers and Plans to suit their unlimited voice and unlimited data needs. To create competition with private operators, BSNL has introduced Prepaid International Roaming. Let us see How to activate BSNL Prepaid International Roaming.
Procedure to Activate BSNL Prepaid International Roaming
International Roaming facilities allows customers in foreign countries to use SIM issued is India to get Incoming and Outgoing calls. Earlier customer should apply for a Postpaid SIM to avail such international roaming. BSNL made this procedure simpler by allowing existing Prepaid customers to activate international roaming to some countries sitting at home.
Activate BSNL Prepaid International Roaming with a Recharge Voucher
Simply recharge your BSNL SIM with ₹56 Voucher and wait for confirmation message. After confirmation you can happily roam other countries mentioned in the list by BSNL.
Activate BSNL Prepaid International Roaming with Selfcare SMS
Send an SMS to 123 in the below mentioned Selfcare SMS format.
STV<space>IR56 to 123
You will get a confirmation message. Money will be deducted from your main balance. You should activate International Roaming before going out of India. Once you leave India, You can not activate international roaming.
In Andhra Pradesh, the costs of International roaming vouchers are ₹57 and ₹161. So the SMS format to activate roaming is as follows.
STV<space>IR57 to 123
List of Countries Supporting BSNL Prepaid International Roaming
BSNL tied up with different Service Providers or Operators in different countries. Here is the list of Countries and Names of Operators that support International Roaming with BSNL SIM.
|SNO||COUNTRY||NAME OF THE OPERATOR|
|4||Nepal||M/s N cell|
|8||Saudi Arabia||M/s Etisalat|
|9||Saudi Arabia||M/s Zain|
|12||Bangladesh||M/s Grameen Phone|
|16||Japan||M/s NTT Docomo|
|20||Canada||M/s Bell Mobility|
|27||Puerto Rico||M/s. Claro|
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