STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Balasore, 5 December
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in association with the Balasore Chamber of Industry and Commerce conducted a awareness campaign here today highlighting the guidelines and other related stipulations of TRAI on land line, cell phone and internet service providers.
Mrs R Paulchaudhary , the advisor of the TRAI detailed as to how the user stands to benefit if he or she is conscious of the various guidelines governing the sector.
The vexed issue of unsolicited calls, business promotion calls and messages, the value added services vis a vis the rights of the user were explained by her.
She said by sending message to 1900 one can get rid of fake and undesired calls .
She informed that the number of mobile users in Odisha  has crossed 2.52 crores by end of this June against total users of across India over 68 crores.
She also besides stating  that  not to attend particular format of miss calls  also said  as per earlier guidelines, deactivation  of mobile number  for not using  for 90 days, have been removed .
Regarding the digitalization of the signal  for television  she said  in the first phase four metros have been implemented taken up and by September next another 38 cities would be included .
The interactive sessions witnessed users raising issues of inflated billing, weak signals etc. They also wanted TRAI to publish  the comparative  schemes , rate and validity  offered  by  various service providers.
The senior research  officers of TRAI Mr Rabin Sarkar and Mr Abhjit  Basak also responded to questions. 
The president  and secretary of BCIC respectively  Mr Himansu Das , Mr Sanjay Acharya   the general manager DIC Mr Pravakar Rao  were among others participated in the meeting.