If you're wondering about why the TRAI issued a rather stringent directive on subscription to mobile Value Added Services last month, and why it is considering licensing/registration of mobile VAS, here's an indicator: Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications & IT has disclosed in the Indian Parliament, that the TRAI received 672 complaints last fiscal year, between 1st April 2010 and 21st March 2011, specifically pertaining to mobile VAS. Complaints included those regarding activation of value added services, including ring tunes on their mobile handsets by service providers without their explicit consent. Our Take: Just 672? Now if you're thinking that 672 complaints in a country of millions of mobile subscribers is a small number, you're right: it is. But think of all the complaints that don't make it to the TRAI, because there isn't a proper complaints mechanism.…
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