The Telecom Regulatory has released a Consultation Paper on Validity period of Tariff Offers.
The TRAI has been receiving a lot of references from consumers regarding the offering of tariff by telecom service providers (TSPs) for 28 days instead of a monthly offering. As per the extant regulatory framework for tariff, tariffs for telecommunication services arc forborne except for: (i) rural fixed line services; (ii) national roaming services; ( iii ) international private leased circuits and domestic leased circuits; and (iv) mobile number portability charges.
However, based on the feedback received from consumers through various channels, it is felt that certain tariffs/ vouchers and their validity offered by TSPs are not to the satisfaction of large section of consumers.
The purpose of this consultation paper is to identify such tariff offers and explore the possibility of making tariff/vouchers offered by service providers and their validity issues sync with aspiration/requirements of consumers at large.
The last dates for submission of written comments and counter comments from the stakeholders on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper are June 11 and June 25 respectively.