Monday, 24 October 2011

MTS launches international roaming services for its CDMA pre-paid customers

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), which offers its services under the MTS brand, has launched international roaming services for its CDMA pre-paid customers. The new service will enables the MTS India subscribers to roam across more than 400 GSM networks in 231 countries on their existing CDMA SIM cards.

The company claims it is the first telecom operator in India to offer such international roaming services for the CDMA pre-paid customers. The services will operate on the new dual mode SIM card, which will work both on GSM (while abroad) and CDMA networks (while in India). MTS' international data roaming covers nations like the US, Canada, Brazil, Chile, the UK, France, Germany, China, Singapore, UAE, Bahrain, New Zealand and Australia.

To facilitate the international roaming on its CDMA SIMs, the company will deploy MACH telecom software. "With a view to enhance connectivity and convenience, we have now introduced international roaming services for our customers. This would enable our customers to stay connected while travelling abroad without changing their phone numbers and also enjoy seamless data connectivity on the go internationally," says MTS India Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Leonid Musatov.

MTS customers can avail this service by visiting any MTS-branded retail outlet, submitting necessary documents including a copy of valid passport and a request for the activation of the service on their numbers. After approval, the customer's SIM will be swapped with an international roaming card. The international service request form is also available on the MTS India website –

Besides, MTS' pre-paid customers will also have access to the GPRS services in 206 nations across 322 telecom networks while on international roaming. Moreover, they will have access to the high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) services in 114 countries on 145 roaming networks.


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