Roaming Call

Sept 06, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lankan mobile operator Mobitel has launched two international roaming services for customers travelling overseas. One service is the loyalty programme for in-bound international roaming customers, launched in collaboration with Travelling Connect, a global provider of loyalty management services to the telecommunication industry.

A statement by Mobitel, a subsidiary of the dominant fixed phone operator Sri Lanka Telecom, said this enables Mobitel’s customers to earn miles while on roaming in Sri Lanka.

“Upon registration the users simply have to manually switch their phone on to the Mobitel network and thereafter the earning of points begins,” it said.

The other service, for outbound roamers, is a voice notification function enabling callers to know the called party is on international roaming.

A voice recording informs the caller that the person they are trying to reach is currently on international roaming, and to hold on if they wish to follow through with the call.

For the SMS ‘roamer’, the recorded message can inform callers to their number that the person they are trying reach can be