Ban on bulk SMSs here, banks spared
Mumbai: Telecom users got much-awaited relief from unsolicited commercial calls and SMSs on Tuesday.
Telecom regulator Trai, which has limited the number of bulk SMSs to 100 per day, said it was also planning to impose a five paise termination charge per SMS from October 15 on service providers on whose network commercial SMSs originate, to make it further difficult for those who broadcast millions of text messages in a day.
Trai has exempted providers such as dealers of telecom operators, e-ticketing agencies and social networking sites from the 100-SMSs cap. Banks too have said that transactions alerts will be unaffected. TNN