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According to the most recent information, BSNL has introduced prepaid international roaming in the British Virgin Islands, Azerbaijan, and Uganda.

BSNL launches Prepaid International Roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan & British Virgin Islands

For clients in the Kerala Circle, BSNL has begun offering international prepaid roaming in Uganda, Azerbaijan, and the British Virgin Islands as of December 18, 2020.

Customers of BSNL Prepaid Mobile can access services through partner network providers M/s Uganda Telecom (UGATL) of Uganda, M/s Azercell (AZEAC) of Azerbaijan, and M/s CCT (VGBCC) of the British Virgin Islands.

The prepaid international roaming service from BSNL is now offered for 80 networks across 58 nations. In addition, BSNL offers Post-paid International Roaming for 476 networks in 195 nations. Use your current BSNL Prepaid Mobile number if you want to go to any of the aforementioned nations. Let’s examine the procedures for enabling BSNL International Roaming on your prepaid mobile number.

How to Activate BSNL’s Prepaid International Roaming?

Customers only need to complete two steps to activate BSNL’s Prepaid International Roaming service on their current number.
Step 1: Replace SIM Card Customers may get BSNL Prepaid International Roaming enabled SIM cards from the closest Customer service centers to replace their current SIM cards. Customers who want a Dual IMSI SIM card with international roaming capability must provide a copy of their ID or Aadhar card.

In the second step, recharge your international roaming STV.
After getting a new SIM card that allows international roaming, the functionality may be enabled via one of the two BSNL International Roaming STVs (STV 58 or STV 168). IR STV 168 offers 90 days of validity, but IR STV 58 only provides 30. After the expiration of one of these two IR STVs, a consumer can recharge.

To-Do List for BSNL Prepaid International Roaming

  • Restart your phone, once you land abroad.
  • Manually search and select the network operator.
  • Keep the ‘Mobile Data’ off when not in use.
  • IR STV 58 is good for 30 days and IR STV 168 is valid for 90 days.
  • Please don’t forget to redo any of these two STVs if you want the International Roaming facility to be extended.
  • With the exception of incoming SMS, all international services are payable.

Note: –

  • If you’re going to the USA, choose a phone that supports quadband.
  • When visiting Japan, use a phone that supports 3G.
  • If you encounter any difficulties while roaming abroad, Call / WhatsApp / SMS to +919446087621 / +919447087621 for assistance (for Kerala customers).
  • Customers can also book their complaint at Or Call +919434024365.

Additionally, BSNL offers Data Roaming services globally. A suitable handset that can operate in the frequency bands utilized by the networks in the visiting nation is required for roaming on a foreign operator’s mobile network. Due to the high cost of data use while roaming internationally, customers are warned against doing so.

Dear readers, we would appreciate hearing your thoughts on BSNL’s Prepaid International Roaming service in the comments section.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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