The decision follows requests to increase the cap for consumers who prefer lower denomination data packs with longer validity
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | August 22, 2016
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently released the Telecom Consumers Protection (Tenth Amendment) Regulations (TCPR) 2016 to extend the validity of special data vouchers to 365 days.
The present regulatory regime allows telecom service providers to offer data services in the form of special tariff vouchers (STV) either exclusively or in combination with other tariff items for a maximum of 90 days. TRAI received requests for longer validity for data-packs (i.e. STVs with only data benefits), primarily for marginal consumers of wireless Internet who prefer lower denomination data packs with longer validity.
After a consultation process, TRAI notified the 10th amendment to the TCPR, permitting a maximum validity of 365 days for data only STVs instead of the previous 90 days.
For further clarifications contact Vinod Kotwal, Advisor (Financial and Economic Analysis Division), TRAI on 011-23230752.