This has been always asking question how to send more than 100 free SMS per day?
Until recently, if you send more than 100 SMS a day you have to pay a higher tariff, as per TRAI Rule issued on 2012.
On your basic plans, you have been getting 100 free SMS per day and you have to pay a minimum of 50 paise for every messages after that.
During the Lockdown to benefit Indians, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued ‘Telecommunication Tariff (65th Amendment) Order 2020’.
Under this draft, you can now send more than 100 free SMS per day without any limit.
Send More than 100 Free SMS per day: New TRAI Plan
In Addition to new message plan, TRAI has said that it has also removed the specific provision.
Under which telecom companies used to charge 50 paise on every message after 100 SMS limit from consumers.
After this decision, telecom companies can now give more than 100 SMS to consumers in a day.
Earlier, telecom companies can only provide 100 messages in a day.
If the users send more sms’s, the companies used to charge them 50 paise for every SMS.
TRAI has informed that the 50 paise per SMS condition was put in 2012 to stop the spam messages.
But now that there is enough technology to stop it, such as a Do Not Disturb (DND) facility and other services implemented in our phones.
The system of charging 50 paise after 100 SMS is now removed.
For the decision on this issue, TRAI had to call its shareholders meeting through video-conferencing. First time Video calling has been done to keep COVID-19 precautions
As stated in TRAI latest Draft
” Further, with the same objective of curbing UCC, the Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India had issued the Telecommunication Tariff (54th Amendment) Order
dated 5th November 2012. At the time of issuing the Telecommunication Tariff (54th
Amendment) Order, the Authority had observed that subscribers undertaking
telemarketing activities using normal telephone connections use discounted SMS
packages available in the market, for sending bulk promotional SMSs. Based on the
consultative process, the principal tariff order was amended mandating the service
providers not to allow sending of more than one hundred SMS per day per SIM at
concessional rate. Further, it was provided that subscribers can send SMS beyond one
hundred SMS per day per SIM, but all such SMSs will be charged at the rate of not less
than fifty paisa per SMS. The Authority considered that notifying a tariff of minimum of
fifty paisa per SMS for SMS exceeding 100 SMS per SIM per day as one of the several
measures initiated to effectively protect the telecom subscribers from the menace of UCC”
TRAI is also urging companies to come up with new ways to ban SMS spams.
In the year 2017, TRAI introduced TCCCPR to ban UCC. TRAI said the new regulatory framework set out under TCCCPR 2018 is based on new technology, which can control SMS spam.
This charge was applied as part of the TCCCPR (Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations). However, it has now been withdrawn.
To keep with the caution of social distancing and quarantine, the phone usuage has increased.
This decision from TRAI will provide relief.
This will help millions of consumers to connect freely.
Further, this could be beneficial for telecom opeators too. It will result in an increase in SMS communication and data.
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