Jan 31, 2011

Update : This rule comes into force from March 1st, Tuesday,2011
Sad news for heavy texters. As from 1st February 2011 you will not be able to send more than 100 SMSes a day. As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, all Telecos are required to withdraw any SMS Pack or Plan in which they offer more than 100 SMSes a day. And after reading this if you are thinking of paying for SMSes beyond 100 SMSes then, sorry, you can't do that, no matter what your plan is or you want to pay for additional SMSes, you will not be allowed to send more than 100 SMSes. 

Extact from TRAI notification

Concerns have been expressed about the telemarketing calls/SMSs  from unregistered telemarketers, who can be any of  the 700 million subscribers. With a simpler registration process, it is expected that all telemarketers will register themselves with TRAI. Nevertheless, in order to minimize such instances, the Regulations provide that no service provider shall provide packages containing more than 100 SMS per day. The Regulations also provide that in the event of such an Unsolicited Commercial Communication (from an unregistered ordinary subscriber) he will be warned on the first offence and his telephone disconnected on commission of the second offence

What's your take on this new REGULATION?