We at TelecomTalk already covered about SMS Blackout Day on Friendship day from different operators. SMS Blackout days are really menace to most of the mobile subscribers, as mobile operators charges regular tariff for SMS.
Well this SMS BlackOut Days make a good opportunity for telecom companies to earn more, TRAI gives permission of maximum 5 days in one year for alloting such tariff. Still now only Reliance revokes SMS BlackOut Days for its GSM and CDMA customers.
Worst part of SMS Black Out Days are operators have to inform about this day before such SMS Blackout Days, but if you registered with Do Not Disturb you will not get the SMS or Call and if you are subscribed to a daily rental basis plan, you have to pay the rent along with pay the regular charge for SMS and with monthly packs you will get a day less of your pack validity.
Now come to the point, Uninor lists 15th August, 2010 as well as India’s Independence Day as a SMS Blackout Day in Kolkata and West Bengal circles. (Check the PDF from Google Docs ) Original link This PDF lists sms black out days of Uninor for all circles.
No other mobile operators have a SMS black out days in national holidays, as these days are not for celebration, rather to honor our country and the people of the country. Even Uninor’s SMS blackout days’ list does not include this day as black out day in other circles but in Kolkata and West Bengal. Is it a mistake?
Even if they change it, it will create a lot of controversy against Uninor. We are keeping watch to Uninor’s action regarding this issue because earlier Telecomtalk also reported on address proof issue with Uninor and they acted very quickly.
In West Bengal many people thinks Uninor is a Bangladeshi company as they uses same logo of parent company Telenor and Bangladeshi mobile operator Grameenphone. Bangladesh is neighbour country east to West Bengal.
Uninor’s this act will create a lot of rumors against Uninor’s expansion in these 2 circles! Telenor also has owner of Pakistani operator Telenor Pakistan and uses same logo, that also mislead them as a Pakistani company.
Uninor is the brand name of Unitech Wireless owned by Indian real estate giant Unitech and Norway’s multinational telecom company Telenor.
Seems Uninor had an impact from this post of ours and now Uninor has removed 15th August, 2010 as SMS blackout day from Kolkata and West Bengal circles. “TelecomTalk will continue to be the most authentic source for everything that’s right and wrong in Indian telecom”.