Consumers' consent must for VAS products embedded in SIM: TRAI

To check mis-selling by telecom operators, sectoral regulator TRAI has directed them to seek explicit consent of consumers before activating value-added services embedded in SIM cards.

Over 10 lakh complaints till September regarding VAS: TRAI

Over 10 lakh complaints were reported this year till September against telecom operators for activating value added services (VAS) without consent of consumers, sectoral regulator TRAI said Wednesday.

New complaint number to get unwanted mobile VAS deactivated

Telecom operators will have to refund the amount charged for such activation of services if consumers inform about it within 24 hours on this common number.

Airtel launches voice based portal for value added services

Bharti Airtel Monday launched a voice-based solution portal for value added services that will provide information in local language on activities such as agriculture, devotion, job updates, entertainment, education and health.

Tribunal dismisses telco pleas against TRAI regulation on VAS

Telecom tribunal TDSAT Friday dismissed the telecom operators' pleas against TRAI regulations that had laid down the procedures for providing Value-Added-Services (VAS) to their customers.

OnMobile CEO under scanner for funds misuse, stocks dips 17%

OnMobile CEO and founder Arvind Rao has been accused of misappropriating company funds for a private venture, a newspaper report claimed on Friday.