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Thursday, August 11, 2011

GOOD RIDDANCE: No more pesky calls, TRAI disconnects connections of telemarketing cos!

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New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has disconnected over 72,000 telephone connections of registered telemarketers and over 118,000 of unregistered telemarketing companies for breaching guidelines related to commercial calls and messages up to May 2011.

"TRAI monitors the compliance to regulations and take the action in case any violation is observed," said Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and IT in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

"TRAI has issued regulations and direction from time to time to prevent unsolicited commercial communications," he added.

The minister also said that while the number of telemarketers who have been charged with higher tariff of Rs.500 during the period under review has been over 87,000, those who have been charged with higher tariff of Rs.1, 000 has been over 41,000.

On an average, approximately 47,454 complaints per month are being registered in this regard.

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