BSNL Prepaid International Roaming for Mobile | Activate Now


Many of us doesn’t know about BSNL Prepaid International Roaming and in which countries it is working, now here we are presenting about how to activate the SIM in abroad after reaching or before arrival, what are the charges for incoming and outgoing voice calls, SMS and data for BSNL Prepaid international roaming, let’s find all the required here…

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has introduced prepaid international roaming in 44 countries across the world, and it is extending day by day under BSNL Mobile services as per the technical possibility in tie up with the operators in that country, where the prepaid mobile users can check the list of BSNL prepaid international countries and the tied networks of that country along with the IR tariffs noted against each.

BSNL Prepaid International Roaming
BSNL Prepaid International Roaming

How to activate International Roaming in BSNL Prepaid SIM card?

As per the TRAI rule, operator does not provide International Roaming services by default, so, when the customer requires the facility in BSNL prepaid SIM card, must have to approach nearest customer service center for BSNL SIM replacement with new unpaired SIM supports international roaming called as BSNL DUAL IMSI International roaming SIM, and then after activation of the duplicate SIM, mobile user must recharge with below mentioned pack for successful activation of the facility for the prescribed period.

BSNL Prepaid International Roaming Pack

Maximum retail price of BSNL international roaming pack or special tariff voucher will vary as per technical feasibility mentioned below for each Zone / circle to activate or extend the service for every 30 days. Also BSNL introduced 90days validity pack for activation/ extension of the international roaming under GSM mobile services as mentioned below

International Roaming STV price in RsValidity
57 for East, West, North Zones
57 for AP / Telangana, Tamil Nadu,
56 for Karnataka
58 for Kerala
30 Calender Days

The existing BSNL ISD special rate cutters are not allowed for international roaming, and all the existing ISD packs will work to reduce the tariff from India only, and as per the agreement, operator introduced BSNL International roaming tariff to provide the best telecom services, with new proposed in the market, but according to changes, this may revise from time to time on the Tariff agreement revisions between BSNL and International telecom operators of that country.

BSNL Prepaid International Roaming Countries List


In other than the above countries, International roaming facility is not available, near soon all the countries were provided with the required facility. For more inofrmation, please visit

Does all 2G 3G 4G Prepaid SIM cards supports International Roaming?

No, the existing type of 2G / 3G / 4G BSIM cards does not work for Prepaid International facility, customer should replace with DUAL IMSI roaming SIM cards to work in abroad

Is there free incoming SMS in International Roaming

No, all incoming and outgoing text messages will be charged for every 160 characters as one SMS.

How to activate Prepaid International Roaming in SIM card after reaching Abroad

Before arrival to abroad or leaving from India, BSNL customer has to replace the existing SIM with Dual IMSI prepaid card to work International roaming for mobile services in any of the above said abroad countries.

1 thought on “BSNL Prepaid International Roaming for Mobile | Activate Now”

  1. Dear Sir
    1) I changed my prepaid Sim (Mobile phone number) to international sim at Nagpur by paying 167/- at CTO Nagpur HO of BSNL. I further paid Rs 500/- as advance to cover costs of international calls.
    2) on reaching USA on 14th September 2022 , I started my phone data to call my son. Even before making any call my balance amount is Rs30.40. Where the amount was spent?
    3) I am getting regular messages from BSNL
    after arrival on 14-09-22 as under:- Dear Customer, On your account balance you only have Rs.30.40 valid until 10-12-2022.
    4) My stay in US is up to 5th March 2023.
    Please let me know as to what is to be done after last date of validity 10-12-2022?
    5) Please help and reply so that I can use this phone on reaching India on 5-03-2023.
    Please reply 🙏🙏🙏


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