Finally, telecom regulator has flexed its muscles to taunt telecom operators for dropped calls. They will be asked to compensate Re.1 per dropped call henceforth as compensation, but the rider is only 3 calls to be compensated and for those who make more than three calls, dropped calls remain a permanent headache.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been under pressure to penalise telecom operators who were citing infrastructure deficiency with the multinationals Vodafone leading the way. It is likely that the rule will come into effect from Friday, October 16 and is applicable nationwise and all operators come under its scope, said reports.
Recently, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too voiced his concern and the Prime Minister has asked telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to come out with concrete plan to end the menace of dropped calls which are prevalent mostly in Delhi.
The TRAI is expected to announce the calculations of such dropped calls tomorrow.