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.