Tag Archives: TRAI

Banks Fleece Money for Your Every Transaction as RBI Blinks

The recent HDFC and Axis Bank unilateral move to charge Rs.150 extra for every fifth transaction in a month whether by ATM or branch has evoked severe criticism while ICICI has long been doing it stealthily. How the private banks can do it? They know how to evade the RBI rules and ask RBI many times as who should be ...

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Will Reliance Jio be Gamechanger in 2017?

Reliance Jio, remained the most searched keyword by mobile users, way ahead of cricketer Virat Kohli and bollywood star Salman Khan, according to 2016 mobile trends by Alibaba group firm UC News. "Reliance Jio is the ‘Hottest Keyword’ of 2016 with 116 million page views in both Hindi and English content," UC News report said. When Reliance Jio launched its ...

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Dropped Calls to Fetch Re.1 Compensation But for 3 Per Day

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 ...

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BSNL Ups Broadband Speed from 512kbps to 2Mbps Minimum but FUP Curtails Spirit

Finally some good news coming for 12 crore BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) customers as the government-owned firm has confirmed to increase its broadband minimum speed from 512kbps to 2mbps but without concurrent increase of data usage under Fair Usage Policy. On Monday afternoon, Communications and Information Technology Minister of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad has confirmed by tweeting, “#BSNL redefines ...

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Is Airtel Snooping on User Browser with Flash Networks Detective Code?

In a major shock to the Airtel Broadband users, a programmer in Bangalore tweeted saying that the TSP or service provider is inserting a code into their browsing sessions of 3G network secretly. Thejesh GN, the Bangalore-based programmer also said Airtel has partnered with Ericsson and injecting the Flash Networks code into the browsing web pages and confirmed via GitHub ...

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Was TRAI under pressure to release 1 million e-mail IDs ?

The Congress on Tuesday asked the government to investigate as to why the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) put up on its website the names of over one million people who had written to it on the issue of net neutrality, violating the norms of privacy and protecting the identity of genuine complainants. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, ...

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Indian IT industry body bats for net neutrality

By Fakir Balaji Asserting that the all-pervasive internet had become an aspect of modern living, an Indian IT industry body on Tuesday favoured net neutrality so that it is accessible for the common good of all. “India should move in the direction of net neutrality as the benefits of the internet are manifold. We are in favour of net neutrality, ...

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Mobile Roaming Charges to Come Down as TRAI lowers tariff ceiling

Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday. These changes will come into effect from May 1 next. “All subscribers will benefit from the reduced ceilings… competitive ...

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WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Feature Available on 2G, 3G, Mobile Internet Plans

WhatsApp voice calling feature is now opened to all users and fans ending one-year of beta testing and raising enthusiasm among the fans of the most-successful app in social media sphere now, owned by the Facebook. However, users of WhatsApp should first download the updated version 2.12.5 from Google Play or from the WhatsApp official website. Click Play Store 2.11.528 or download the ...

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TRAI Ponders Extra Charges For IM apps like WhatsApp and Skype Soon

India’s telecom regulator TRAI, flooded with demands from the service providers to halt the IM and VOIP apps by WhatsApp, Skype among others, has released a consultation paper on Friday, March 27, 2015 providing a quick look at the impending regulatory framework in preparation for Over the Top (OTT) services to be charged extra soon. The move, if allowed, may ...

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Whatsapp Voice Calling Feature to Unsettle Big Telecom Giants?

Facebook is gearing up to take a shot at its rivals Google and Microsoft’s Skype with its new toy Whatsapp that is roaring to more than 600 million users around the world with 10% of them from India alone. The virtually free social group chat Whatsapp has already caught the attention of millions of teenagers around the world and even ...

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