Complaints about pesky calls, SMSes drop over 80%

Steps taken by authorities to rein in pesky calls and SMSes seem to be bearing fruit with the average number of complaints received per month regarding such unsolicited communications coming down by over 80 percent in the ongoing financial year.

Pay Rs 500 to restore phones disconnected for pesky calls:Trai

In a bid to check pesky calls, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had last year approved disconnection of their phones if rules of unwanted calls and messages were flouted by them, or on their behalf.

Pesky calls, SMSes: Rs 5.04 cr fine imposed on 13 telcos

The fine was imposed on Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea , Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Unitech Wireless, Videocon Telecommunications, SSLT, BSNL, MTNL, Quadrant Televentures and Loop Telecom.

Trai relaxes penalty norms on pesky calls

Telecom regulator Trai has relaxed penalty norms under which it will impose fine on telecom operators based on new a slab instead of levying Rs 5,000 fine on every pesky call and SMS complaint received.

TRAI warns seven banks for sending pesky communications

The errant banks which also include PNB, Citi, Axis and Kotak Mahindra are found to be marketing their products and services using unregistered telemarketers, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a statement.

'Most pesky callers on Tata Tele, RCom, Aircel networks'

As per the data compiled by government agencies for the period between September 27, 2011 and August 21, 2013, customers made 627,384 complaints against pesky calls.

Pesky calls: Over 25,000 entities blacklisted

Over 25,000 entities have been blacklisted for making pesky calls and SMSes and they will not get a phone connection for the next two years, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday.

Operators, banks, insurance cos to face action on pesky calls

Coming down heavily on pesky callers, telecom regulator Trai Thursday said phone connections of banks, insurance firms and realty players will be disconnected if rules of unwanted calls and messages are flouted by them, or on their behalf.

Notices issued to 246 telemarketers for violating norms

In a bid to rein in pesky calls and text messages, telecom regulator TRAI has blacklisted 15 telemarketers and issued notices to 246 of them, while deducting Rs 1.36 crore security deposit for violations of various norms.

DoT may suggest steep fine of Rs 20,000 on every pesky call

The Department of Personnel and Training has sought comments on the Right to Privacy bill from DoT which feels in case of unsolicited commercial communication through telephone calls, the caller shall be punished with a penalty of Rs 20,000 in each case, sources said.

Senders of pesky calls, SMSes will face disconnection: TRAI

Name and address of such subscribers shall be entered into a blacklist and no resources would be allotted to these subscribers for a period of two years in such cases, TRAI Member RK Arnold told reporters.

Indian flooded with pesky calls; UK`s Ofcom assessing complaint

The UK`s broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it was "assessing" over 160 complaints made in reference to the programme.

TRAI initiates action against Idea

Telecom regulator TRAI Thursday said it has initiated action against Idea Cellular for not implementing the revised procedure for lodging of complaints against pesky calls and messages through SMS.

137,000 numbers disconnected for pesky calls, SMSes

The government has disconnected around 1.37 lakh telecom connections for sending pesky SMS and calls through them, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

TRAI moves to check arbitrary disconnection of SIMs

Telecom regulator TRAI has initiated debate on the issue of operators arbitrarily disconnecting services of customers on the grounds of 'non-usage of numbers' or 'inactive SIM connections'.

How to stop pesky messages on your phone

Consumers can also directly get rid of pesky telemarketing SMSes.

Pesky messages a bother for Telecom Minister as well

Pesky calls and messages are a menace not only for common people but also for Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who said that he too is a victim of the unsolicited communications and has discussed these issues with telecom regulator.

Government disconnects 51,000 telephone connections

The government has disconnected over 51,000 telephone numbers of such subscribers who had not registered themselves as a telemarketer but were involved in the activity, parliament was informed Friday.

Pesky calls: Over 51,000 numbers disconnected

The government has disconnected over 51,000 unregistered telephone numbers being used to carry out telemarketing activities till July, 2012.

'Nearly 28,000 phones disconnected for sending pesky calls'

The government has issued close to 45,000 notices to unregistered telemarketers and disconnected nearly 28,000 telephones till April 24 for sending pesky calls and SMSs using private numbers.