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    Things to Remember

     Things to Remember while Roaming​​



    Choose a question:

    I want to know about National roaming charges.


    Incoming calls are free for ALL postpaid & prepaid subscribers, when roaming anywhere in India.
    Further details as below:

    Calls (Rs/minutes) Vodafone network Non-Vodafone network
    Incoming calls FREE FREE
    Outgoing calls    
    Local calls 0.80 0.80
    STD calls 1.15 1.15
    SMS (Rs/message – 160 characters)
    Outgoing Local SMS 0.25 0.25
    Outgoing National SMS 0.38 0.38
    Outgoing International SMS 5.00 5.00
    Incoming SMS Free Free

    I want to activate roaming pack for travel within India.


    To activate a national roamig pack, please visit Homepage and select shop >> Roaming packs.
    Prepaid customers can click here..
    Postpaid customers can click here.

    I want to activate International roaming service.


    If you are a Prepaid customer
    Prepaid users can SMS ACT IR to 144 (toll free) (Applicable for Ori, Bhr, Kol, ROB)
    For rest of the states, IR service is preactivated & you will be charged a monthly rental of Rs.99 when any of the following chargeable events are performed while on International Roaming:

    Making an Outgoing call- USSD Callback* or Direct dial
    Answering an incoming call
    Sending Messages
    Using GPRS

    If you are a Postpaid customer,you can follow any of the below mentioned option:
    Download MyVodafone App and navigate to Main menu > Roaming > International Roaming
    Via Website : Go to Discover >> International Roaming
    Call 199 from your Vodafone mobile phone
    SMS ACT IR to 199 (toll free)
    International Roaming service will get activated Within 30 minutes post SMS.
    International roaming deposit can also be paid online.
    The option of paying applicable deposits is also available at any of our Vodafone stores.
    TAT for payment updation – maximum 24 Hours.

    Based on the discretion of Vodafone Credit services, additional deposits may or may not be payable.
    On request from the user, deposit will be adjusted in the upcoming bills post the deactivation of International Roaming services.

    I want to activate International roaming pack.


    To activate your international roaming pack, you can follow any of these options:

    1.Click here and select your preferred international roaming pack and activate.
    2.Download My Vodafone App and activate the same by going to Main Menu >> Roaming >> Country name >> Select pack

    Please allow 30 minutes for your pack to activate.

    What data usage rate will I be charged?


    Standard data usage rate of Rs.5.50 (country specific) per 10KB will be charged while roaming internationally. Free usage given in your local data plan is not applicable while roaming internationally.
    Some operators may charge for PDP sessions as well.
    Do check country applicability and activate a pack for discounted benefits.

    What are the data roaming charges on International roaming?


    On International Roaming, data charges are country specific. To know the rates for your choosen country, you can do the following:
    1.Go to Discover >> International roaming.
    2. Download MyVodafone App and clicking on Main Menu >> Roaming >> Enter country.
    3. SMS ROAM country name to 199(toll free in home network).

    What is a PDP session?


    PDP is Packet Data protocol. When you want to use GPRS, your mobile will first attach to a GPRS enabled network in the country you are roaming and then your mobile will automatically activate a “PDP context”. PDP context is essential for the visited network to authenticate you as a valid GPRS user. Some operators may charge for PDP context. We recommend that you switch off GPRS after you have finished to avoid any additional charges.

    I want to know my active roaming packs and services.


    You can check your active packs and services by logging on to >> My Services. You may also download the MyVodafone App and check your active packs and plans by going to Main menu >> Active packs and services.

    I want to contact customer care while travelling within India.


    You can call the customer care on 199 from your Vodafone number.

    I want to contact customer care while travelling outside India.


    You can call the customer care on 199 from your Vodafone number.
    Also, you can call your state's Vodafone customer care number for any assistance on International roaming. These calls are free of cost. To get the list of customer care number for your state, click here.

    I want to deactivate international roaming service/packs.


    To deactivate your international roaming service/pack, you can do the following:
    1. Download the MyVodafone App and deactivate the same by going to Main Menu >> Active packs and services >> Packs/Services.
    2. SMS CAN IR to 199 (Toll free). Service will be deactivated within 30 mins post SMS.
    3. Visit the nearesr Vodafone store.

    I am not able to use my national roaming. What should I do ?


    If you have national roaming active on your mobile, pls try and select the network manually. If you still face this problem, you can call up at 199.

    I want to use my free data quota on international roaming. Is it possible ?


    Any in built free data usage will NOT be applicable while on International roaming. Usage is charged as per applicable rates except for special roaming packages (subject to availability).

    Why am I billed for roaming even when I have not visited any roaming location in the last billing period?


    Roaming usages are billed as per data received from the destination Roaming Operator.
    In case of delay in receiving of such data files, usages made in a particular bill period may reflect in succeeding bill period.

    Tips on optimizing your mobile internet usage?


    If you have online applications on your device, remember that data usage occurs throughout the day; hence usage will be billed accordingly.

    Smart devices have a tendency to continuously access data network and automatically download some updates for certain applications like Weather, Stock/News alerts, social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook) and emails. Hence it is recommended, you disable data from your handset itself to avoid unnecessary charges by Switching off the settings.

    Or alternatively check your handset menu to switch off data settings or auto updates It is advisable to log-out properly before terminating a surfing session thus ensuring unnecessary data transfer is avoided.

    What are the international roaming call charges?


    SMS ROAM <country name> to 199 and get all the details on charges and tie-ups. We also do come up with Roaming packs periodically which benefit you whilst roaming internationally. Click here to know about our offers.


    Check out the table with the charges below to see for the respective destination country.

    Please select


    Click on the continent

    AfricaAsiaEuropeNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America


    • Disclaimer:
      • All charges mentioned are exclusive of service tax
      • Additional PDP charges may apply with some operators. Note that this charge appears against 0 KB usage in bill
      • All GPRS (Vodafone live! / Vodafone Mobile Connect / Blackberry) usage at 10KB pulse
      • International Roaming pack benefits are not applicable for premium rate numbers/special codes / Maritime / Satellite / Ship Cruise or Inmarsat. Calls to premium rate numbers or special numbers / special codes/Maritime / Satellite / Ship Cruise or Inmarsat will be charged at the rates charged by the visited network
      • International roaming deposit mentioned is a standard charge. However, based on the discretion of Vodafone credit services, additional deposits may be payable
      • Please allow 48 hours for processing your roaming subscription request
      • Prices are subject to change without notice
      • Prices are indicative only and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuation
      • The incoming caller number will be passed on to the customer subject to availability of the same from the other service provider
      • Missed calls and disconnecting a call without answering it will be chargeable on AT&T USA, T-Mobile USA and Claro Chile as per International Roaming tariffs
      • TMobile in USA does not offer coverage in Alaska
      • You will need a 3G phone to roam on 3G networks - especially in countries like Japan & Korea which do not have any alternative GSM network



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