TRAI To Monitor All Offers, Including Cash back And Bundled Plans
The telecom regulator carries on inspecting all schemes by carriers comprising cash back and bundled offers, and will interfere in case it discovers anything opposing to the rules, R S Sharma, the Chairman of TRAI, claimed this week. Sharma declined to be attracted into answering on the new schemes by any particular providers but emphasized that inspection of schemes revealed by telecom companies is a nonstop process of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India).
The chief of TRAI was answering to a question on the telecom providers teaming up with cellphone makers to transport low-cost packed cellphones into the market. Also, newbie Jio has yet one more time unlocked a new front in cost war by lining up vouchers and cash back on particular recharges. “I do not wish to comment on carrier-specific schemes. All plans by telecom companies to the users are incessantly inspected in TRAI comprising bundled scheme, cash back plans, and other types of offers. So we will carry on inspecting them,” Sharma claimed.
He claimed that in case TRAI discovered anything opposing to the rules during the course of its inspection, it might right away reach out to the involved provider to stop the said offer. Simultaneously, he highlighted out, telecom tariffs are below self-control (providers are only needed to report their offers to the regulator within 7 Days of rolling them).
One more official of TRAI who wish to be unnamed claimed that while separate offers are incessantly looked into, the regulator is contented with the accelerated speed of adaptation of devices into Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and 4G compliant handsets as it will make sure that the smartphones too are well-matched with modern techs being used by operators at the back-end.
The telecom market appears to be making an entry into one more brutal round of cost war, with companies redesigning their post-paid offers to woo users and also revealing new packed schemes with handset makers. In the past couple of weeks, telecom service carriers have joined hands with handset manufacturers to transport packed 4G handsets that give users attractive mixture of low-cost smartphones in addition with data and voice plans.