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TRAI order, telecom companies should give users only prepaid plans with validity of 30 days

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday said that the cellular service operators i.e. telecom operators will have to provide prepaid mobile recharge plans with a validity of 30 days. This move is expected to bring down the number of recharges done by the users in a year and will also save a lot of money for the users.

TRAI orders, Telecom companies to give prepaid plans with validity of 30 days to the users

For your information, let us tell you that telecom operators offer prepaid recharge plans with a validity of 28 days, so that users get 13 “monthly” recharges in a year. “Every telecom service provider shall offer at least one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher with a validity of thirty days,” TRAI said in a press release.

Further, telecom companies have been mandated to comply with the order within 60 days from the date of notification of the rules.

In a recent report, TRAI said the country’s telecom subscribers grew marginally to 1.19 billion by the end of November, 2021, with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel expanding their user base.

According to the report, Reliance Jio has topped the mobile segment with a growth of 20,19,362 subscribers and it has always been doing so. Due to which its total user base has exceeded 428 million.

Whereas Bharti Airtel has added 13,18,251 new mobile customers. However, the number of users of Vodafone Idea (Vi), India’s third largest telecom operator, is continuously decreasing. The company lost 18,97,050 users in November and its total user base has fallen to 267.12 million.

State-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL also failed to increase users in November. BSNL lost 2,40,062 mobile users, while MTNL lost 4,318 connections.

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