In India, there are lot of offers provided by telecom retailers for increasing the customer base. There will be lot of attracting offers and people tend to buy it, use it as a secondary connection, throw it off once the offer is exhausted.
In another instance there would be people buying the sim card in your name and creating an identity theft. SIM card could be used as anti social activities by the thief or hacker etc..
Inorder to curb such instances and reduce the number base of the customer Govt of India has brought in an innovative method.
Details of all SIM cards purchased with your Aadhaar number in your name can be found at the site below. Among them you can block SIM cards that stealthily use your Aadhaar number without your knowledge.
Open the above site on your mobile and type in your mobile number and you will receive OTP, soon after you verify OTP, next page shows the numbers of all the SIM cards purchased with your Aadhaar number, You will have option to ban any of the number from any operator both postpaid and prepaid from Airtel Jio VI MTNL and BSNL.
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TRAI, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released a consultation paper on the validity period of Prepaid Tariff Orders. The consultation was released on 13th May 2021, the telecom service providers of India both private and government can share their comments by 11th June 2021 and counter comments by 25th June 2021.
The consultation paper is released based upon the consumer feedbacks of the telecom service providers. The consultation paper will not be applicable for (i) rural fixed-line services; (ii) national roaming services; (iii) international private leased circuits and domestic leased circuits; and (iv) mobile number portability charges.
As per the extant regulatory framework, there is no specific requirement to introduce a tariff for a particular validity period viz., days, weeks, months, etc. However, as per the industry practice, the tariff offerings for postpaid services are made on a monthly basis implying a period of 28/29/30/31 days as the case may be. Tariffs for prepaid services are offered in terms of a number of days which can range from 1 day to 90 days in respect of Special Tariff Vouchers/Combo Vouchers and a minimum of 180days in respect of Plan vouchers. However, the most popular offers made by the TSPs are in terms of days, weeks, and multiple thereof such as 28/56/84 days, while some of the TSPs are offering a 30-day tariff as well in addition to the popular tariff offers.
We need to wait and watch on the final consultation paper released by TRAI post the comments and counter comments by Telecom Service Providers.