Mobile subscribers have a reason to celebrate. This is an update to my post DND.Many commented saying that they are getting calls from telemarketers even after registering. This is the latest information from today’s TOI Bangalore edition.
TRAI plans hefty fines for pesky calls
New Delhi: Mobile subscribers registered with the national donot-call (NDNC) registry have reason to rejoice. Giving in to the growing outrage over the menace of unsolicited calls and SMSs, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has announced stiff penalties on telecom service providers and telemarketers.
The regulator said on Monday that for the first unsolicited communication, a service provider would have to pay a penalty of up to Rs 5,000, which could go up to Rs 20,000 for each subsequent communication. A telemarketer would have to pay a penalty of Rs 500 for the first unsolicited communication, and Rs 1,000 for every subsequent communication.
The Times of India had reported on January 17 that TRAI was planning such a strict regulation.
So guys go ahead and complain to your service provider in case you receive an unwanted call.