Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:50:47 GMT

TRAI exempts certain services from SMS limit

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday exempted various service providers, including the dealers of telecom operators, e-ticketing agencies and social networking sites, from the new limit of 100 SMSes per day per SIM, which was imposed to block pesky calls and messages.

TRAI exempts certain services from SMS limit

On September 5, after much delay, TRAI had come out with recommendations to stop pesky calls and text messages from September 27, ordering that no access provider (operators) should permit the transmission of more than 100 SMSes per day per SIM.

"... hereby directs all access providers to exclude the following persons from the limit of one hundred SMS per day per SIM - dealers of the telecom service providers and DTH operators for sending request for electronic recharge on mobile numbers," TRAI said in a statement.

The directive from the regulator had come in the wake of concerns raised by telecom lobby COAI on limiting the SMS entitlement per SIM to 100 per day.

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