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Telecom Roundup: Idea launches emergency talktime credit service, TRAI moves court against Loop Mobile on MNP

Idea launches ‘Idea Lifeline’, an emergency talk time credit service.

Idea has launched ‘Idea Lifeline’, an emergency talk time credit for uninterrupted calling.  Idea Prepaid customers can now avail of this credit balance anytime, anywhere by simply dialling 53567 (Toll Free) from Idea-logotheir mobile phones.for uninterrupted calling.  Idea Prepaid customers can now avail of this credit balance anytime, anywhere by simply dialing 53567 (Toll Free) from their mobile phones. Idea customers who run out of balance can avail of talk time by dialling 53567 (Toll Free) from their Idea number, and Rs. 3 Talktime will be instantly credited to the customers’ account. The credited amount will get adjusted along with a nominal charge whenever the customer recharges next with a range of Idea top-up or Full talk time recharges.

TRAI moves court against Loop Mobiles on number portability

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has moved a Delhi court seeking prosecution of Loop Mobiles (India) Ltd for rejecting its subscribers’ requests to switch over to another service provider in violation of TRAI regulations. It alleged Loop Mobiles rejected some requests for number portability in Mumbai circle as it was “not in consonance with the provisions of the Telecom Mobile Number Portability Regulations“. [source]

TRAI proposes models to redistribute 2G spectrum in 900-MHz band

Redistributing the 900-MHz band has been among the most controversial issues confronting the sector. Later entrants and dual-technology players, such as Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices, contend that incumbents, such as Bharti, Vodafone and BSNL, have made huge savings on their capex and opex as they were allotted the 900-MHz band, and have been demanding that this bandwidth be redistributed among all telcos. [source]

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