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India hands down massive fines for unwanted mobile calls

It looks like India’s regulator has come up with a cracking way of putting off annoying telemarketers from making unwanted calls to mobiles. According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has adopted a system of tough fines to deter them.

Now if an individual on the country’s ‘do not call’ register finds themselves on the end of a sales call, the service provider will be fined 5,000 rupees for the first call and 20,000 rupees for any subsequent ones – that’s the not-to-be-sniffed at equivalent of £62 and £247 respectively. And the individual telemarketer will have to pay 500 rupees for the first call and 1,000 for any others.

Sounds like a great idea. Ofcom take note.

2 replies on “India hands down massive fines for unwanted mobile calls”

A much needed law, but it suffers from poor implementation. Most mobile subscribers continue to receive unsolicited phone calls and text messages. The telecom operators appear least bothered to help the subscribers.

There are also a few websites which help in spamming. I will give you one eg. of how easy it is to spam – The site Smsfreedom – http://smsfreedom.com/index.htm – helps the spammers to send spam messages easily and cheaply, the worst part about these SMS is that the actual sender can mask its identity.

If any authorities are reading this message, please ban this website.

A much needed law, but it suffers from poor implementation. Most mobile subscribers continue to receive unsolicited phone calls and text messages. The telecom operators appear least bothered to help the subscribers.

There are also a few websites which help in spamming. I will give you one eg. of how easy it is to spam – The site Smsfreedom – http://smsfreedom.com/index.htm – helps the spammers to send spam messages easily and cheaply, the worst part about these SMS is that the actual sender can mask its identity.

If any authorities are reading this message, please ban the bulk SMS sending websites!

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