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Due to the new TRAI regulations, we will not be able to send you Order Confirmation / Shipment / Delivery SMS notifications, starting 27th September 2011 (tomorrow).
What will not change?
We will continue to send you email notifications, so you need not worry about not receiving SMS alerts. However, since a lot of the courier and shipment related communication happens via SMS, it is advisable that you subscribe to partial DND (explained below).
What will change?
You will receive SMS alerts only between 9AM – 9PM. SMS alerts for any transactions conducted post 9PM will be sent out the next day.
What you need to do?
If you wish to continue to receive Order Confirmation / Shipment / Delivery SMS notifications for your transactions on Flipkart.com, please do ONE of the following:
Send “START 5″ to 1909 to activate partial-DND, allowing you to receive SMS alerts from all ‘Consumer Goods’ companies
Send “STOP” to 1909 to de-register from DND
Got this email from Flipkart on September 26. The recent announcements of the “really strict” rules laid by TRAI has forced me to think (a thing I avoid).
a> Will this rule also not have a loophole like every other rule?
b> What if I still get the “Reduce fat today” smses on my mobile!?
So like a true Google worshipper, I googled it!
The following from TOI (8 things to know about this super duper restriction!)
»New number for telemarketers:
Telemarketers to be assigned a distinct series beginning with 140.
The minimum penalty for violations has been set at Rs 25,000 against Rs 500 at present. As the penalties will progressively increase, the sixth violation will attract Rs 2.5 lakh fine.
Telemarketers can also be blacklisted for two years after the sixth violation. Service providers will be barred from providing any telecom resource to blacklisted telemarketers.
»Restriction on number of SMSes:
The number of text messages or SMSes that can be sent will be restricted to 100 a day for prepaid and 3,000 a month for post-paid telephone numbers.
No calls and messages are permitted between 9 pm and 9 am.
»How to register for DND
Dial or send an SMS to 1909 to register with NCPR or register at www.nccptrai.gov.in
Choose categories of commercial messages/ calls to be blocked. Those already registered with National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC), need not re-register.
* Banking & financial products
* Communication & entertainment
* Tourism or leisure
* Consumer goods
* Real estate
And then very happily I googled for the other rule that TRAI had set : No more than 100 sms per day (frowning already?)
From now onwards mobile users cannot send more than 100 text from there phone in a day, as from today the TRAI regulation is effective in India.
errm… I would like to really know a loophole to this one!!!! Though am sure your parents would be very happy now
So , whats your take on this?
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