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BSNL unveils new Eid-ul-fitr talktime plans and special combo vouchers

BSNL has rolled out a couple of attractive talktime plans and special combo voucher as a part of its Eid-ul-fitr deals, according to a report in The Indian Express. The operator introduced a new special combo vouchers worth Rs 786 and Rs 599 plan, both of which can be availed till 30 June. The new Rs 786 combo voucher gives prepaid users voice calls along with 3 GB of mobile data which can be used over a period of 90 days. Next up is the Rs 599 combo voucher which…

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Inter-ministerial group formed to examine problems faced by the telecom sector

The government is hopeful that within three months the picture will be clear about what needs to be done to revive the health of telecom sector in India. “We have given three months’ times (to the inter-ministerial group). I think within three months we will get a pretty clear picture of what the industry requires and what the government needs to do. Let this exercise get complete,” Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan told BTVi in an interview. The task of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) is to examine systemic issues affecting viability…

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Aadhaar verification and ‘local reference’ now necessary for outstation telecom subscribers: DoT

While issuing a new SIM, it has become mandatory for an Aadhar card holder, to provide a local reference while requesting for a new SIM. According to a press release by the Department of Telecom Ministry, it is necessary for a person who holds a Unique Identification card to provide a ‘complete local residential address’ for the location in which the SIM is required, in the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) along with the local address, and contact number of the local reference shall be entered. The Aadhaar will not be the sole…

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