March 27th, 2021 2:30 PM 1 COMMENTS

Trai Says SBI, HDFC and More Banks on SMS Regulations Defaulter List

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has shared a list of names in its defaulter list for registering with new SMS templates and following all the new regulations. According to an ET Telecom report, big names such as State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Samsung, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), and Delhivery are on the list of the regulator for not following the regulations. Some SMS aggregators... Read More

March 26th, 2021 12:39 PM 2 COMMENTS

SMS Blocking to Start from April 1 as Per Trai Orders

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has directed all the telcos to block the SMSes which don’t comply with the new regulations starting April 1, 2021. For the unaware, the telecom regulator had earlier implemented the message scrubbing and blocking system on March 8, which resulted in a majority of SMSes containing important information such as OTPs and more getting blocked. To ensure that the end customers were not... Read More

March 17th, 2021 11:48 AM 1 COMMENTS

Telcos to Start Filtering SMS Today, No Message Blocking Anymore

Through its letter on Tuesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has asked the telcos to start filtering the SMSes from March 17, 2021. However, the regulator has asked the telcos not to block any message even if it doesn’t comply with the necessary template rules. According to an ET Telecom report, businesses won’t have to worry about facing message blocking issues for now. The last time the regulator... Read More

March 10th, 2021 2:30 PM 2 COMMENTS

SMS Regulations Suspended for One Week: Trai

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has suspended the SMS regulations on Tuesday, which came into effect just a day before. Because of the SMS regulations, a ton of SMSes carrying important data such as Railways ticket bookings, OTPs, Aadhar authentication, and more weren’t being delivered to the customers. To ensure that the end customer doesn’t have to pay for the relaxed behaviour of businesses on implementing the new... Read More

February 1st, 2021 2:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

New SMS Templates Hard for 50% Business to Understand and Implement: Report

Telecom operators have reached a consensus on pushing the deadline for businesses to implement new SMS content templates in their system. The reason cited by the telcos to push the deadline from January 31, 2021, until further notice is that approximately 50% of businesses couldn’t understand the new SMS templates. Since they couldn’t understand it, they couldn’t apply it. The 50% businesses which couldn’t understand the new blockchain-based SMS system... Read More

November 25th, 2020 9:31 AM 4 COMMENTS

Trai Imposes Rs 35 Crore Penalty on 8 Telcos for Allowing Fake SMSes by Cybercriminals

Telecom operators in India face the heat yet again from Trai as the regulator slaps around Rs 35 crore penalty for allowing cybercriminals to send fake SMSes to the subscribers which led to digital payment frauds. The top telcos have distorted the volume of spam calls and messages on their networks, says Trai according to ET Telecom. The highest penalty of Rs 30.1 crore was levied on the government-owned BSNL.... Read More

July 28th, 2020 11:24 AM 0 COMMENTS

Bulk SMS Charges Hiked by 30%, to Result in Higher Expenses for Telemarketers

Telemarketers use bulk SMS to market new products and services. One SMS costs only 9 to 10 paise and it might not feel like too much. But when that turns into a big number of messages every day, say 1,00,000 messages or more, then the costs pile up. To keep the expenses in check, companies plan and set up a marketing and advertising budget. But now, telcos have increased the... Read More

February 18th, 2020 6:42 PM 5 COMMENTS

Trai Drafts Regulation to Remove 50 Paise Charges on SMSes After Daily Limit of 100

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today released a draft Telecommunication Tariff (65th Amendment) Order, 2020 on "Regulation of tariff for Short Message Service." Trai believes that there is no requirement to keep the current 50 paise charges after the daily limit of 100 SMSes as there are enough technologies to detect the spam SMSes. The reason behind Trai implementing the 50 paise charges is to curb the spam... Read More

May 18th, 2014 9:38 AM 19 COMMENTS

BSNL’s New Generation Email Service is Now Live – Offers Unified Communication

Recently we had exclusively reported about BSNL's plan to launch a better email service to broadband customers in lieu of the older one which offered a paltry 50 MB storage. The new service (live at mail.bsnl.co.in) was launched yesterday and is being rolled out to 7.5 million broadband customers in the country. We were happy to note that our wishlist was partly implemented in the new service! BSNL Email Powered... Read More

December 30th, 2013 1:20 AM 22 COMMENTS

Aircel shows a friendly gesture to it’s Chennai users for its Network outage on Dec 26, Offers Free SMS

Not only the bad, even the mi-nute of the good things should be highlighted and with that responsibility and response to the feedback received from our Readers we just wanted to highlight a nice gesture from Aircel Chennai. It happened that on 26th December Aircel's Chennai network was affected for more than 2 hours due to a technical glitch from Operator's end. All Voice & Data services were affected and... Read More

October 18th, 2012 11:04 AM 4 COMMENTS

Uninor Mumbai Now offers Extra Talktime, Free Own Net Night Calling and Free Gujarat Roaming

Uninor starting from 16th to 26th of October 2012 will be offering innovative public demand offers in Mumbai circle ranging from extra talktime packs to free night calling and lots of cool offers for its subscribers. Back by public demand, the biggest offer this Navratri is the return of the seasonal favourite Gujarat roaming pack, which gives customers free roaming between Mumbai and Gujarat. Uninor customers can now roam free... Read More

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