Telecom lobby group Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has said it has received 40 lakh responses in favour of its version of net neutrality. The COAI has said that support for the campaign came from voice calls and SMSes made to a toll free number. "To ensure ease of understanding, the messages were conveyed in 12 local languages across India. This medium was intentionally selected so as to be able to reach out to and include the views of the millions of mobile customers who are yet to be connected to the internet," the COAI statement read. COAI has also said that the entire mobile number database of supporters is auditable on request by the appropriate agency. Last week COAI had launched a campaign with a slogan "Sab ka Internet. Sab ka vikas" to promote affordable Internet, push Digital India initiatives and ensure that Internet communication apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and WeChat be brought under that same regulations as telecom companies. The telecom body said if operators are not offered a level playing field with net-based services, then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times. Attempt to confuse? However as Trak.in points out that the campaign in itself is vague an ambiguous in nature as most users would get a message like this: Once you have given a missed call on the given number you get a message showing 4 different points. This is what Vodafone has sent to one of their users. The issue with…
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