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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.

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.

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.

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 defends 200 SMSes per day cap

Defending the 200 SMSes per day cap , TRAI Wednesday said it has tried to balance the rights of receiver and sender of messages.

Pesky SMSes back in the mask of transactional SMSes

With the government imposing restriction on pesky SMS, telemarketers have found transactional SMS, such as banking transaction and flight schedule alerts, as a safe and cheap mode of sending the promotional messages.

Seven SMS biz firm to stop using SMSes originating abroad

In a move that would limit circulation of pesky SMSes originating from destinations abroad, seven large mobile messaging business companies have signed a code of conduct to stop using such services.