Pay per second Tariff is now mandatory for all operators:TRAI

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Pay per second Tariff is now mandatory for all operators:TRAI

  • 2012-04-21 03:05:08
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News / Telecom  Pay per second Tariff is now mandatory for all operators:TRAI
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday has asked all service providers (CDMA/GSM) to ensure that they offer their customers a tariff plan of one paisa per second along with other offerings. “The service providers will be at liberty to offer alternative tariff plans with any pulse rate within the overall ceiling of 25 tariff plans,” TRAI said in a statement.

TRAI also said that several operators launched regular tariff plans having lifetime validity with one second pulse, some other service providers have implemented per second billing‘ option for a limited period through special tariff vouchers. There are also regular post-paid tariff plans with per second billing for most of the operators. It has been observed that per second billing‘ system is more acceptable among majority of the subscribers, because it enables the subscribers to pay only for the actual usage.

With this TRAI has also said that the rate of the Premium Rate Services which operator levy on SMS sent for participation in competitions and voting does not have much content compared to that of any normal SMS, now operators shall charge users not more than four times of the applicable local call or SMS charges.

Most of the operators opposed when asked if one standard plan for all service providers particularly for a prepaid subscriber would be relevant in the present scenario of Indian telecom market. The regulator has also retained the existing cap of 25 tariff plans that can be offered by access service providers including post-paid and pre-paid.
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