BPL allows roaming in 50 networks across 40 nations

By : |July 9, 2001 0

NEW DELHI: BPL Mobile Cellular Ltd., with services in Mumbai, Maharashtra,
Goa, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala, has announced that its subscribers can
now use the roaming facility across 50 networks in 40 countries.

This will mean that BPL Mobile roaming subscribers can access and communicate
while they are travelling across the world on the same mobile phone number. And
in this regard, BPL Mobile has tied up with countries most often visited by
Indians like: Germany, France, Netherland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Belgium,
Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Russia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Australia,
Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and the Gulf. The roaming service is shortly set
to be launched in Spain, Portugal and Bangladesh.

BPL Mobile Cellular Ltd’s chief executive officer & executive director
F B Cardoso said, "The type of community guiding principle for identifying
networks for roaming, with emphasis on the needs of our subscribers. For
example, in Maharashtra, where subscribers have extensive business contacts
& family in the Europe & South East Asia, the focus was on tying up with
networks in the countries of that region."

This apart, all BPL Mobile postpaid & prepaid subscribers can now also
use short mobile messaging (SMS) and send text messages to subscribers of the
roaming networks with whom BPL Mobile has a tie up, across the world. This is
envisaged to make overseas communication more economical for the user.

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