No plan to stamp out STD charges for mobile subscribers: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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As of now, the government has no proposal to put an end to STD charges for mobile subscribers. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the MPs while addressing the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament.

Prasad said that currently "STD charges are under forbearance." He further added the result of free national roaming on the revenues of service providers would depend on assumption of price elasticity, breakup of incoming and outgoing calls, termination and carriage charges, as revealed in a PTI report.

Recently, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has rolled out free incoming voice call facility in the country. The Minister added that 'wireless access service providers' have minimum of one tariff plan that offers free incoming calls while you are on a move across India.
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