Monday, September 10, 2012

No ISD service to PREPAID MOBILE number in INDIA

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regualtion (TRAI) has issued this directive in wake of  complaints from consumers about missed calls from international telephone numbers which are often premium numbers charging high tariff, prompting the consumers to make call to such numbers.TRAI has asked to de-activate the international calling facility in prepaid numbers and restore it only after a subscriber gives his explicit consent to avail this facility.
TRAI said it has also been receiving complaints from consumers about receiving calls and SMSes from international numbers informing them about winning of prizes or lottery and prompting consumers to call a particular number to claim the prize or lottery money.
 According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regualtion it says to inform all pre-paid subscribers having ISD facility, through SMS, within 10 days of the date of issue of this direction, that ISD facility of the subscribers shall be discontinued after sixty days,"
If subscribers want to continue with ISD facility, they should give their explicit consent for availing such facility within 60 days of the receipt of the SMS,from there operator

The regulator has asked telecom operators to inform subscribers through SMS, within 10 days of the direction, that pre-paid cellular mobile telephone service consumers need not respond to all missed calls from unknown international numbers or calls about winning prizes or lottery.