Airtel and RCom’s Online directory for fixed lines goes live

By October 7th, 2014 AT 11:56 AM

We had recently covered the news that Airtel is coming up with a fixed line telephone directory which would allow people to search for a user through their website but the bummer was that Airtel started asking users to send SMS to a premium number if they wished to remain anonymous. Airtel claimed that this move was as per the DOT mandate which requires them to publish the directory online. The thing which baffled many is that Airtel charged Rs 3 per SMS for people who do not wish to be listed in the online directory.


This is a pretty shrewd move from Airtel and it looks like they are hell-bent on spiking the revenue. The good thing is that they have now included an Exclude Number option also which lets you delist your number online.


Reliance has made its online directory live with similar features. We feel that this is an outdated move when there are many other ways of obtaining contact numbers for instance online listing portals like Justdial have aggregated everything that we would need from a directory. If it is a friend or relatives number we are searching for we can always send them a mail or just ask them on social networking sites.

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

Leave a Reply

Photo and Image Files
3 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Badriprathipharshvardhan khemka Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted



Hope you where not aware at author
You have taken the screenshot of Reliance Landline directory
Reliance has not yet published Gsm Directory yet!

Recent Posts

Airtel Offering Up to 126GB Free Data Benefits on Purchase of 4G Hotspot Device

For a lot of telecom subscribers, a different way to connect to the internet is through a Wi-Fi hotspot device....

Vodafone Prepaid Users Can Avail Amazon Prime Membership for Rs 499: Here’s How

These days, telecom operators are finding new ways to lure subscribers and increase their user base. And the frontrunner on...

Airtel Digital TV Slashes HD and SD Set-Top Box Prices By Rs 200 to Take on Tata Sky

Just like the telecom industry, the DTH industry in India has also grown very competitive in the past few months....