You will no longer be disturbed by those pesky messages and calls, as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has introduced new regulations that do not allow companies to make telemarketing calls or send messages. If they do, fines would be imposed.
MOST MOBILE users across the country are breathing a sigh of relief as they would not be receiving any pesky class or unsought messages from various telemarketers. To avail of this facility, users must register themselves with Do not Call registry, by simply dialling 1909 from your mobile phone in order to block these pesky calls and messages. But not all is very rosy for mobile phone users as they can still receive SMSes, as TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) allows users to send 100 messages per sim, which the telemarketers could be using at their will.
A Vodafone user for the past three years, Neeraj Radhakrishnan says, “The recent regulations imposed by TRAI will help me control my temper, as I hate these kinds of calls and messages, but end of the day it's all business
for them. Henceforth, they will increase the size of their messages instead of sending individual messages”. He hopes that he is no longer disturbedby these calls, when he is involved in some important work.
TRAI has decided to take serious action against companies who do not follow their guidelines. They might be charging a fine in excess of 25,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. There are various sectors under which the mobile phone users can opt for not receiving any messages. These sectors include real estate, credit cards, consumer durables, and banking and finance.
As the rule comes into effect from today onwards, it would be interesting to note, how strictly the new rule is maintained by the telemarketers. Neeraj points out, in a very satisfied manner, “To my surprise, I have not received any messages or calls from telemarketers since morning”.