Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal [TDSAT] Asks Aircel to pay 5 paise Termination Fee

By November 24th, 2012 AT 3:54 PM

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal on Nov 23rd directed Aircel to pay a termination fee of 5 paise per SMS to Vodafone India till the dispute is fully resolved.

TDSAT Aircel SMS issue

The matter will come for hearing again on January 10, 2013. The 5 paise, which the telecom tribunal has asked to pay is half of the termination fee that is being sought by Vodafone.

TDSAT has also directed Vodafone to immediately restore interconnection of SMS generated on Aircel’s network.

On Nov 22nd, Aircel had moved TDSAT after Vodafone blocked text messages on its network across the Chennai, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi and Karnataka circles.

Since November 9, Bharti Airtel had also blocked Aircel’s SMS on its network, following a dispute on interconnect charges.

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@ ROY – you seem to be (unintentionally) trying to confuse TT readers!!
When you are on 3G / UMTS / WCDMA modes, any call or sms or data session is made through the 3G network – so in case of THARUN GEORGE – when he uses his AIRTEL phone on IDEA 3G network – the call / sms / data session is sent through the IDEA network.

This is why Operatos buy BULK MINUTES to avoid any negative payout.


Tharun George : zeeshan : Any network expert please answer my question. Suppose I am a Cutomer of Airtel MP. I activates 3G on my airtel number. Airtel will use 3G network of Idea as Airtel do not have 3G spectrum here. My question is when I will make voice call or send SMS, from whose network call will be made or SMS will be sent, airtel or Idea. I know that for data my airtel SIM will use network of Idea. Thanks in advance. If you are on 3G mode then it will use 3G network only for bboth… Read more »

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