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  • DoT proposes Rs 10,000 fine on every call, SMS by pesky callers after 50 violations Jul 06, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    DoT proposes Rs 10,000 fine on every call, SMS by pesky callers after 50 violations

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed to make the norms more stringent by reducing the slabs for levying penalty to Rs 1,000 per violation for 0-10 breaches, Rs 5,000 each for 10-50 violations and Rs 10,000 each for more than 50 violations.

  • Google Messages is being updated with ability to pin conversations Jun 18, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    Google Messages is being updated with ability to pin conversations

    Google's Messaging client is now finally getting the ability to pin messages

  • Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report Jan 21, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Telcos to filter unregistered businesses, SMS templates to control spam messages: Report

    Entities with unique header IDs on the telcos’ distributor ledger technology platform have time till January 31 to submit templates of all possible content they wish to send customers

  • Anti-CAA stir: Mobile internet, SMS remain shut in parts of UP, including Lucknow Dec 20, 2019 11:36 AM IST

    Anti-CAA stir: Mobile internet, SMS remain shut in parts of UP, including Lucknow

    Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi had Thursday night issued an order to suspend the services till Saturday noon.

  • BSNL, French firm join hands to offer data services through SMS Jan 23, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    BSNL, French firm join hands to offer data services through SMS

    Both the companies signed business partnership agreement on Tuesday evening to jointly market the service in India.

  • Vodafone offers 2 GB extra data on Women's Day in Delhi NCR Mar 08, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Vodafone offers 2 GB extra data on Women's Day in Delhi NCR

    "This offer reiterates our efforts to enable women to do more and achieve more in life. I urge all our women Red Post-Paid customers to experience the digital life on our network," Vodafone India, Delhi-NCR Business head, Alok Verma said in a statement.

  • Now Vodafone too matches rivals with free calling plans Dec 09, 2016 03:36 PM IST

    Now Vodafone too matches rivals with free calling plans

    Yesterday, the market leader Airtel and the No 3 player Idea Cellular had launched many schemes to counter Jio's tariff with free voice calls to prepaid customers and additional data.

  • Salaried tax payers to get SMS alerts on TDS deductions Oct 24, 2016 07:48 PM IST

    Salaried tax payers to get SMS alerts on TDS deductions

    As many as 2.5 crore salaried tax payers will now receive SMS alerts from the Income Tax department regarding their quarterly TDS deductions.

  • BSE cautions investors against stock tips via SMS, WhatsApp Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

    BSE cautions investors against stock tips via SMS, WhatsApp

    Cautioning investors against rumours via social media platforms and SMSes in the name of 'festive bonanza', BSE on Monday advised members to remain on the guard on tips circulated for dealing in securities listed on the exchange.

  • Data tariffs may decline 15-20% after Jio launch: Fitch Ratings Aug 29, 2016 02:37 PM IST

    Data tariffs may decline 15-20% after Jio launch: Fitch Ratings

    To prepare itself for the big Jio launch expected in a few months, Airtel has introduced a new package through which it will offer 1 GB of data for a meagre Rs 51. But users will have to also pay a one time charge of Rs 1500 to enjoy the lower prices for 12 months to join the scheme.

  • Sebi orders impounding Rs 5 cr in SMS-based investment scam May 17, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Sebi orders impounding Rs 5 cr in SMS-based investment scam

    A probe conducted by Sebi found that 'trading tips' were being offered to investors through mobile SMSs and WhatsApp messages by two individuals --Mansoor Rafiq Khanda and Firoz Rafiq Khanda -- while promising guaranteed returns of as much as 200 percent.

  • Telcos will have to pay Re 1 for every call drop: COAI Oct 29, 2015 02:28 PM IST

    Telcos will have to pay Re 1 for every call drop: COAI

    Cellular Operators Association of India's Rajan Mathews met TRAI chairman RS Sharma on Thursday afternoon to discuss the issue. Mathews said TRAI can look at changes to methodology for call drop drive tests later. A joint team from TRAI and industry will meet every two weeks to discuss the test results.

  • SMS-based investment scam: Sebi seeks help from telcos, bks Sep 28, 2015 07:53 AM IST

    SMS-based investment scam: Sebi seeks help from telcos, bks

    The market trading activities have seen a major upsurge in recent months, but this positive environment is also leading to many fundamentally weak stocks generating interest.

  • Flipkart customers to get refund within 24 hours Aug 31, 2015 04:06 PM IST

    Flipkart customers to get refund within 24 hours

    The instant refund will be completed using Immediate Payments System (IMPS) transfers, it said adding that the CoD IMPS return facility is currently active for banks having IMPS transaction capability.

  • Airtel, Idea hike postpaid data tariffs by 20% Aug 30, 2015 02:05 PM IST

    Airtel, Idea hike postpaid data tariffs by 20%

    A couple of months back, the top three operators -- Airtel, Idea and Vodafone -- had raised pre-paid data tariffs for 2G and 3G services in Delhi by up to 47 percent.

  • DoT panel report on neutrality protects telco revenues Aug 14, 2015 04:34 PM IST

    DoT panel report on neutrality protects telco revenues

    "OTT players will have to roll out separate packages for VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services which shall eventually be charged to the subscribers," India Ratings and Research said in a note on Friday.

  • Kotak flags concerns over privacy & security in digital era Jul 15, 2015 04:24 PM IST

    Kotak flags concerns over privacy & security in digital era

    Ace banker Uday Kotak has flagged concerns over privacy and security of the consumer across various sectors in the fast-growing digital world.

  • Sebi bars HBJ Capital from acting as investment advisers Jun 16, 2015 06:22 PM IST

    Sebi bars HBJ Capital from acting as investment advisers

    The regulator said HBJ Capital Services and its promoters /directors have been acting as providing investment advisory services to their clients/investors without obtaining registration from Sebi to act as such and, thereby, have violated norms.

  • Aircel cuts roaming rates in South, offers free incoming Jun 10, 2015 06:33 PM IST

    Aircel cuts roaming rates in South, offers free incoming

    The offering announced under 'Five States, One Rate' scheme requires no separate recharge or pack activation and will be activated by default with effect from June 11, 2015.

  • Telcos oppose TRAI proposal on mobile data connection May 28, 2015 09:34 PM IST

    Telcos oppose TRAI proposal on mobile data connection

    While TRAI's consumer survey form counts mobile internet services as a value added service, some telecom operators in their replies to the regulator wanted it to be considered among basic telecom service like voice calls and SMS so that the data services can be activated by default in the connection.

  • Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign gains support of 40L people May 03, 2015 03:59 PM IST

    Net Neutrality: COAI's campaign gains support of 40L people

    The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that the "support" has come through SMSes and voice calls made as part of this campaign over the past week and "the entire mobile number database of supporters is auditable on request by the appropriate agency"

  • BSNL slashes roaming tariff by up to 40% May 02, 2015 02:45 PM IST

    BSNL slashes roaming tariff by up to 40%

    The decision had been taken in the wake of telecom tariff order issued by TRAI, the company said in a statement. Roaming tariff for incoming calls has been cut by 40 per cent, STD by 23 percent and 20 percent for local calls.

  • Modi teams up with Twitter to launch new service Mar 25, 2015 10:07 AM IST

    Modi teams up with Twitter to launch new service

    The service called Twitter Samvad – which means dialogue in Hindi – was unveiled by CEO Dick Costolo and Modi late Tuesday in New Delhi and is part of the government's Digital India program to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society.

  • Govt launches Digital India initiative with Twitter Samvad Mar 24, 2015 06:55 PM IST

    Govt launches Digital India initiative with Twitter Samvad

    Through the service, the government bodies can have a direct communication with citizens on a daily basis via Tweets and SMS on their mobile devices.

  • Sebi launches SMS campaign against fraudulent schemes Mar 23, 2015 02:19 PM IST

    Sebi launches SMS campaign against fraudulent schemes

    Using SMS platform, Sebi has been specially targeting the CIS wherein investors are promised doubling of their investments within a few months, or guaranteed fixed returns for their entire life after investing some thousands or lakhs of rupees.

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