Trai talks to Vodafone Idea, Airtel over minimum recharge plans

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) confronts Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for warning subscribers of getting a minimum recharge plans and failing to do may have their sim deactivated. 

A report in ET quoted the Trai letter to each of the Companies, “Trai has received a large number of complaints regarding SMSs being received by them to mandatorily recharge their prepaid accounts in order to continue to avail services even though their prepaid account have sufficient balance in it.” The regulator wrote in related however separate letters to the 2 telcos dated November 27, the report mentioned. 

The regulator met with the telcos on November 26 and despatched out the letters a day later, the report talked about. 

Meanwhile, Regulator Trai met prime officers of Telecom corporations on Wednesday to focus on the foremost points that must be taken up for deliberation throughout 2019.

Trai Chairman R S Sharma together with different senior officers was current on the agenda-setting assembly with chief executives of Telecom corporations, two individuals conversant in the event advised PTI.

The industry-wide dialogue is now an annual affair and the precedence areas for 2018, too, have been drawn up by means of a previous dialogue with {industry} gamers.

An identical train can also be anticipated to be held with broadcasting Companies, though the date for that’s but to be finalised, a Trai official mentioned.

An {industry} supply advised PTI mentioned the Telecom operators may search for some readability on the highway map and timing for 5G auctions on the upcoming assembly. The {industry} — which isn’t producing sufficient money to even service loans — can also rake up the problem of excessive levies comparable to spectrum utilization prices.

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