BSNL International Roaming for Prepaid or Postpaid Mobile Service

Does BSNL International roaming services will provide on SIM card by default? Is international roaming available on BSNL prepaid, if having how can we activate BSNL prepaid international roaming? What are the new BSNL international roaming plans? Can I receive SMS in abroad without International roaming in BSNL SIM card? Where we have to find BSNL International roaming countries list? Will International charges differed for each country, how to find them?

BSNL provides International roaming services in 476 networks across the world at about 195 countries. BSNL international roaming countries list covers every corner of the world. At present BSNL International roaming facility is available for Prepaid and Postpaid mobile customers having the broadest coverage across the globe at cheapest charges with new BSNL International Roaming plans.

International Roaming in Foreign operator’s mobile network requires a genuine, compatible mobile handset working in the frequency of that mobile operator bands used by the fibers in the new country visited. Operator introduces BSNL International roaming for voice calling along with data and SMS roaming facility across the world.

International Roaming Charges

The charges are variable depending on the foreign operators. The detailed BSNL International roaming charges of various countries and coverage is updated regularly as and when occurs.

All the Voice calls including BSNL International roaming customer care number are chargeable while the customer generates the call from overseas. The charges are operator dependent and charged for a 60-second pulse and SMS is charged for 160 characters for one outgoing SMS after that it will treats as 2 SMS.

Direct GPRS International Roaming has been launched by BSNL Commercially as on 21.06.2011 with 131 foreign operators in 83 countries. The Charges for GPRS/Data usage will charge concerning the volume of data sent or received, these charges are variable and utterly dependent on foreign operators, the local plans for GPRS/Blackberry which you have selected already are not valid in overseas

BSNL International Roaming Services

International Roaming Services

BSNL Prepaid International Roaming

BSNL has launched Outbound CAMEL (PrePaid) roaming in the month of October 2017 for the customers of BSNL roaming in the network of M/s Etisalat, UAE.

Later on, BSNL PrePaid International Roaming for outbound customers of BSNL prepaid recharge plans has also been launched with 10 more operators for PAN India customers namely M/s Omantel (Oman), M/s TMobile (USA), M/s Mobitel(Sri Lanka), M/s Ooredoo (Myanmar), M/s Zain (Saudi Arabia), M/s Etisalat/Mobility (Saudi Arabia), M/s Vodafone (Ukraine), M/s NTT Docomo (Japan), M/s Ncell (Nepal), M/s Ooredoo (Qatar), M/s HKT (Hong Kong). Further, more operators are in pipeline to launch BSNL prepaid international roaming in many countries.

Lets’s have a look about each countries BSNL international roaming prepaid packs.

How can I activate International Roaming in BSNL Prepaid SIM card?

If any prepaid customer requires to activate prepaid International roaming, have to approach nearest customer service center for BSNL SIM replacement with new unpaired SIM supports international roaming. After activation of the duplicate SIM, mobile user must recharge with below mentioned pack for succesful activation of the facility.

BSNL International Roaming Pack

The following is the price of international roaming pack or special tariff voucher mentioned for each Zone / circle to activate / extend the prepaid International roaming for 30 days.

International Roaming STV Price with GST Validity in calendar days
Rs. 57 for East, West, North Zones and Andhra Pradesh / Telangana, Tamilnadu.

Rs. 56 for Karnataka.

Rs. 58 for Kerala


What to do if BSNL international roaming not working?

In prepaid services, you have to check, whether your recharge subscription is expired or not. If expired, just recharge with International roaming pack for every 30days of international stay. After recharge, your number will activate the said facility automatically. Where in BSNL postpaid mobile services, you have to follow the guidelines and activation procedure mentioned below.

Suggestion: Recharging BSNL international roaming pack before the expiry date leads to do not disconnecting the facility and does not take time for activation of the same again during vacation.

BSNL International Roaming USA

PAN India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited launches Outbound CAMEL roaming services for mobile customers to travel to the USA. It is nothing but BSNL International roaming USA for prepaid cellular customers in association with M/s TMobile network of USA.

For this new BSNL International roaming USA facility, operator has designed the below-mentioned charges for prepaid usage. It explicitly mentioned separately for local and national mobile-originated voice calls, SMS, and data usage in the USA.

International Roaming Charges for USA

These are the charges when a prepaid BSNL mobile customer is in USA. These rates are applicable for each occasion when incoming and outgoing calls originated and terminated followed by SMS, data.

Item International Tariff
Mobile Originated calls(Local & National) Rs. 90.66/Minute
Mobile Originated calls to India Rs. 151.41/ Minute
Mobile terminated calls Rs. 76.16/Minute
Mobile-originated SMS Rs. 27.20
Mobile Terminated SMS 0
Data (GPRS) Rs. 77.06/100KB
Mobile Originated call to other countries Tariff in Rs. /Minute
Zone 1 151.41
Zone 2 322.76
Zone 3 575.72
Zone 4 ( satellite) 783.34
USA/Canada/ US Territories 90.66
Premium Rate Nos. 68
US Directory Service 90.66
Emergency and Customer Care 0

Will the existing STV’s works to reduce the tariff?

  • The existing BSNL international roaming packs do not work abroad (roaming locations). All the current ISD STV’s will reduce the tariff of outgoing calls generated from India.

Are there any separate BSNL international plans?

  • At present, BSNL launches prepaid international roaming as a new product for the USA. As on date, there are no separate BSNL International plans.

USA International roaming SIM card

How to get International roaming SIM to work in the United States?

  • The existing SIM card does not for International Roaming. Rush directly to nearest BSNL service center and ask for replacement of SIM with USA International roaming SIM card.

Is there any separate BSNL International roaming application form to get the new SIM card?

  • There are no forms to submit. Approach nearest CSC of your circle and follow BSNL SIM replacement procedure with the International roaming SIM USA. CSC staff will process it with your Aadhaar biometrics.

Zone 1 Countries for International Roaming USA charges

These are the list of countries covered under Zone 1 to charge at separate rates and right mentioned is the country codes.

Argentina 54
Australia 61
Austria 43
Bangladesh 880
Belgium 32
Bermuda 1 Prefix 1441
Brazil 55
Bulgaria 359
Cambodia 855
Chile 56
China 86
Colombia 57
Costa Rica 506
Croatia 385
Cyprus 357
The Czech Republic 420
Denmark 45
The Dominican Republic 1 Prefix 1809
1 Prefix 1829
1 Prefix 1849
Estonia 372
Finland 358
France 33
French Guiana 594
Germany 49
Greece 30
Guadeloupe 590
Hong Kong 852
Hungary 36
Iceland 354
India 91
Indonesia 62
Ireland 353
Israel 972
Italy 39
Kazakhstan 7 Prefix76
Kazakhstan 7 Prefix 77
The Korea Republic 82
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 856
Latvia 371
Lithuania 370
Malaysia 60
Malta 356
Martinique 596
Mexico 52
Mongolia 976
Netherlands 31
New Zealand 64
Nigeria 234
Norway 47
Panama 507
Paraguay 595
Peru 51
Poland 48
Portugal 351
Romania 40
Russian Federation 7
Singapore 65
Slovakia 421
Slovenia 386
South Africa 27
Spain 34
Sweden 46
Taiwan 886
Thailand 66
Turkey 90
The United Kingdom 44
Uruguay 598
Uzbekistan 998
Venezuela, the Bolivarian Republic 58
Vietnam 84

Zone 2 Countries list for International Roaming USA charges

All the below are the list of countries and their codes under Zone 2 service for charging of voice calls, SMS, and data.

COUNTRY NAME Country Code (CC)
Angola 244
Anguilla 1 Prefix1264
Armenia 374
Aruba 297
Bahamas 1 Prefix 1242
Bahrain 973
Barbados 1 Prefix 1246
Bhutan 975
Bolivia (Plurinational State) 591
Botswana 267
British Virgin Islands 1 Prefix 1284
Cameroon 237
Cayman Islands 1 Prefix 1345
Dominica 1 Prefix 1767
Ecuador 593
Egypt 20
El Salvador 503
Equatorial Guinea 240
Faroe Islands 298
Georgia 995
Gibraltar 350
Grenada 1 Prefix 1473
Guatemala 502
Guyana 592
Honduras 504
Iraq 964
Japan 81
Jordan 962
Kenya 254
Kuwait 965
Kyrgyzstan 996
Lebanon 961
Lesotho 266
Liechtenstein 423
Luxembourg 352
Macao 853
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic 389
Malawi 265
Mauritius 230
The Moldova Republic 373
Montserrat 1 Prefix 1664
Morocco 212
Mozambique 258
Namibia 264
Nepal 977
Netherlands Antilles 599
New Caledonia 687
Nicaragua 505
Pakistan 92
Palestine State 970
Philippines 63
Qatar 974
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 Prefix 1869
Saint Lucia 1 Prefix 1758
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 Prefix 1784
Saudi Arabia 966
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1 Prefix 1721
Sri Lanka 94
Suriname 597
Swaziland 268
Switzerland 41
The Syrian Arab Republic 963
Tajikistan 992
Trinidad and Tobago 1 Prefix 1868
Turkmenistan 993
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 Prefix 1649
Ukraine 380
United Arab Emirates 971
Yemen 967
Zambia 260

Zone 3 Countries list for BSNL International Roaming USA charges

The below Zone 3 countries ends with Zimbabwe and the list contains the country name and code to identify on which the tariff applicable

Afghanistan 93
Albania 355
Algeria 213
Andorra 376
Antarctica 672
Antigua And Barbuda 1 Prefix 1268
Ascension 247
Azerbaijan 994
Belarus 375
Belize 501
Benin 229
Bosnia And Herzegovina 387
Brunei Darussalam 673
Burkina Faso 226
Burundi 257
Cape Verde 238
The central African Republic 236
Chad 235
Comoros 269
Congo 242
The Congo Democratic Republic 243
Cook Islands 682
Cuba 53
Cuba (Guantanamo Bay) 53 Prefix 539
Cote d’Ivoire 225
Diego Garcia 246
Djibouti 253
East Timor 670
Eritrea 291
Ethiopia 251
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 500
Fiji 679
French Polynesia 689
Gabon 241
Gambia 220
Ghana 233
Greenland 299
Guinea 224
Guinea-Bissau 245
Haiti 509
Iran, the Islamic Republic 98
Jamaica 1 Prefix 1876
Kiribati 686
Liberia 231
Libya 218
Madagascar 261
Maldives 960
Mali 223
Marshall Islands 692
Mauritania 222
Mayotte 262
Micronesia, the Federated States 691
Monaco 377
Montenegro 382
Myanmar 95
Nauru 674
Niger 227
Niue 683
Norfolk Islands 672
Oman 968
Palau 680
Papua New Guinea 675
Rwanda 250
Réunion 262
Saint Helena 290
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 508
Samoa 685
San Marino 378
Sao Tome and Principe 239
Senegal 221
Serbia 381
Seychelles 248
Sierra Leone 232
Solomon Islands 677
Somalia 252
The South Sudan Republic 211
Sudan The Republic 249
Tanzania, the United Republic 255
Togo 228
Tokelau 690
Tonga 676
Tunisia 216
Tuvalu 688
Uganda 256
Vanuatu 678
Wallis and Futuna 681
Zimbabwe 263

INMARSAT list for BSNL International Roaming USA charges

The list contains satellite connectivity of each ocean with country codes.

Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean-East) 871
Inmarsat (Pacific Ocean) 872
Inmarsat (India Ocean) 873
Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean-West) 874
Inmarsat 870
Globalstar 881
Satellite 882

BSNL International Roaming USA charges in USA / Canada / U.S. Territories

Final list contains the territories of USA Islands, Fire, Police, Ambulance and premium rate numbers etc as mentioned below.

Canada 1
American Samoa 1 Prefix 1684
Guam 1 Prefix 1671
The Northern Mariana Islands 1 Prefix 1670
Puerto Rico 1 Prefix 1787
The Virgin Islands, U.S. 1 Prefix 1340
Premium Rate Nos. 18772099303
U.S. Directory Services
The United States 1 Number Range 12005551212-19995551212
Emergency 1 Shortcode 911
Fire, Police, Ambulance 1 Shortcode 112

The above are the complete details about BSNL prepaid International roaming USA tariff. Check all the charges before you avail International roaming USA so that you can’t lose your money on any interval.

How to Activate BSNL International Roaming in Postpaid

  1. An application should submit along with two photos & passport copy for International Roaming to concerned BSNL authorities.
  2. He/she will charge Rs. 5000 as security deposit which was refundable and Rs. 99 as monthly rent for international roaming facility in addition to the standard plan charges and usage.
  3. After payment of a deposit, he/she will provide the International Roaming facility on subscribed BSNL postpaid 4G plans as an Addon service.
  4. Before you leave, check that your roaming function activates or not by merely calling BSNL 24 hours customer service helpline 18001801503.
  5. After the arrival into foreign country insert the BSNL International Roaming SIM card in the mobile handset, switch on the handset.
  6. Go to Menu & click on CellOne and select as International.
  7. By selecting this, you will get a message – “Cellone and Partner Network.”
  8. Select the option Cellone then you will get the message “Cellone International Selected.”If not works then, please select the network manually by selecting Setting then Network in your phone).

BSNL international roaming guidelines

  • The mobile facility would be available for International Roaming option only while you are abroad.
  • While within India, keep this setting to National.(Go to Menu, Select CellOne or BSNL Mobile and then select as National)
  • Roaming in Foreign operator’s mobile network requires a compatible Handset which is capable of working in frequency bands used by the networks in the country visited.
  • Check the Handset compatibility with Network frequency (GSM MHz 850/900/1800/1900) before traveling outside India and make sure that your handset will work in the country you are moving to Japan & Korea support 3G Hand Set, USA & Canada supports 1900 MHz Hand Set.
  • To call back home dial the number with “+91”.
  • Certain GPRS based applications viz. GPS, Facebook, Blackberry messenger or any other instant messaging application etc. continuously consume data bandwidth leading to high Data-Roaming charges even when you are not using the same.
  • This applies to smartphones and high-end GPRS capable handsets which poll (communicate with) the home network continuously.
  • BSNL advises you to take an informed decision to keep these applications switched-on, while you are overseas. For any assistance in the matter, please call our customer helpline.

BSNL International Roaming Customer Care

If you encounter any difficulties while roaming abroad, you can book your complaint at or contact BSNL via phone by calling 24 hours customer care at +919434024365. In aim to respond quickly for those customer who have no chance to contact over phone can lodge their grievence through online portal option at in/cutomer_ care.jsp.

  • Login to portal and submit your details like Name, Mobile, Visiting country, contact number, email ID, problem facing at abroad.
  • After submission, concerned nodal officer relates to BSNL International roaming will contact you and solves the problem.

BSNL International Roaming Customer CareLoss/Theft of SIM card or mobile phone while overseas should be reported to BSNL immediately at 18001801503. In case the theft has not declared all usage immediately till the time of reporting will be payable by the GSM Mobile Customer Only.

BSNL International Data Roaming Charges

There is no separate plans for BSNL International data usage. All the charges are as per the mobile operator of that country visited.

  • Ex:- If a customer of BSNL mobile visited United States, then he/she will charge as per M/s TMobile (USA) tariff.

The best option for utilizing data and to save your money in the form of data charges is opting for BSNL International WiFi hotspot. There is no extra charges, just subscribing WiFi hotspot pack and use unlimited data Internationally. For calling service, you must have to activate BSNL Internatonal roaming and for data International WiFi hotspots is an option.

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BSNL International Roaming Services Allowed For Prepaid and Postpaid Mobile Services. Find Here The Process About How To Activate BSNL International Roaming For Voice, Data, and SMS.


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