Thursday, April 28, 2005

Dude, where're my SMSes

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has apparently issued a press release saying that India now offers the cheapest mobile tariffs in the world.

The release also says that the "mobile subscribers base increased from 33.6 million to more than 52.1 million during the year (2004-5), thus adding 18.5 million mobiles."
There are claims that Mobile Tariffs have gone down by 35% and that TRAI had bagged the Asia Pacific Regulator of the Year Award 04. TRAI, incidentally, is also an ISO 9001:2000 certified organization, now.

Somebody tell me this - why does my cell phone suddenly switch itself off, or enter standby mode, without my permission, and where do all the SMSes disappear, leaving my inbox full of 17 'no content' messages. How? Why? And will TRAI arm-twist Reliance into being a little less difficult about billing info, or will it not?

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