TRAI drops proposal to impose additional charges on IM platforms

Good News for Instant Messaging Users as they won’t have to shell out extra charges! The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has rejected the idea of Telcos to impose revenue-sharing on Instant Messaging Apps. This proposal made by the telcos citing revenue loses due to declining usage of Voice and SMS services.

As reported by the Economic Times, TRAI has dropped the idea and has said it won’t even hold a consultation on this matter. TRAI feels that the revenue losses can be compensated with the increase in mobile internet customers.

Many customers have complained have raised objections about this issue citing that the mobile internet packs are already priced too high.

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