Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 9 Vote(s) - 2.44 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
DTH News : Relief from pesky calls, SMSes soon
Advertisement
#1
Information 
Finally, over 800 million telecom users may get relief from unwarranted calls and SMSes, with the DoT slated to announce a dedicated landline number series that can be used to identify telemarketers within a month.

"The Department of Telecom has sorted the issue to allot the number series for landline consumers with the security agencies. Now its a matter of another one month that consumers will get much needed relief from the unsolicited calls and SMSes," a senior Telecom Ministry official said.

Telecom regulator TRAI, to put a check on unsolicited calls and SMSes, had asked the DoT to allocate an easily identifiable number series for telemarketing companies. While a series beginning with ''140' was allocated to mobile services, a separate identifiable number series for landline numbers hasn't been allocated yet.

The DoT had pointed out various technical, billing and security concerns in issuing a number series for landline services.

A call from a landline number can be identified based on the STD code -- the initial digits and then levels (digits following STD codes), which differ from exchange to exchange within a city. In case an identifiable series of '140' is used, it will impact the numbering system being used at present for allocating new connections.

Adding a 3-digit series to landline numbers will take the total digits to 13 and to transmit such numbers on telecom networks, especially for caller line identification, BSNL and MTNL need to install new equipment in exchanges. Also, it will be difficult for security agencies to track calls, as it will display an uniform code instead of a STD code for connections across the country.

Last December, TRAI had come out with recommendations, 'The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010' to curb the menace of pesky calls and SMSes. Since then, two deadlines have been missed for implementing the guidelines in view of the absence of an identified number series.

TRAI has recommended a maximum fine of Rs 2.5 lakh on telemarketing companies for making unsolicited calls or SMSes to a consumer registered under the national customer preference register -- a modified version of TRAI's Do Not Call Registry list.

The subscriber may choose to be under the 'Fully Blocked' category, which is akin to the 'Do Not Call Registry'. The user can also choose the 'Partially Blocked' category, in which case he will receive SMSes in the categories chosen by him.

http://www.telecomtiger.com/PolicyNRegul...ction=S174
___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: BSNL stops free Sunday calls on landlines, CalTel for new plan nairrk 0 661 01-29-2018, 09:53 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Era of free data offers and free calls might end soon, here's why nairrk 0 641 07-17-2017, 11:41 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Credit card sized phone with ability to make prank calls launched in India nairrk 0 670 07-14-2017, 01:21 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  Breaking News: WhatsApp clocks 100 million voice calls every day rahul1117_kumar 0 410 06-24-2016, 12:21 PM
Last Post: rahul1117_kumar
  Breaking News: Nanu App offers free calls on landline numbers, operators object rahul1117_kumar 0 602 06-23-2016, 12:08 AM
Last Post: rahul1117_kumar
  Breaking News: Skype for Web upgraded; Now make calls to mobile phones, landlines and more rahul1117_kumar 0 408 03-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Last Post: rahul1117_kumar
  Help: HC removes 200 SMSes per day limit nairrk 0 751 07-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Last Post: nairrk
Information DTH News: Now, you can send 200 SMSes per day nairrk 0 769 11-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Last Post: nairrk
Information Help: Telemarketers switched to internet-based SMSes to dodge govt nairrk 0 797 10-21-2011, 01:03 PM
Last Post: nairrk
Information Help: Emergency services get ‘no’ calls in Pune nairrk 0 1,086 10-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement