India's telecom operator TRAI has issued new guidelines for the activation of services which integrate telecom operator billing, and are activated over Mobile Internet, SMS, USSD and Voice Portals (IVRS). This part of the ecosystem has a history of millions of unsuspecting customers being scammed, with money being withdrawn from their prepaid mobile accounts, and allegations of corruption have been rife. We'd covered the details of the new policy here. Here's how the activation will take place as per different modes: Consumer originated SMS (a) service provider originated voice or non -voice message and USSD offering value added service;and (b) consumer originated voice or non -voice message and USSD to a short code: Step-1. The offer provided by the service provider shall contain the details of value added service and the charges thereof and in case of call or SMS…
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