TRAI Tells Reliance To Put Facebook’s Free Basics Service On Hold

TRAI has asked Reliance Communications to stop the Free Basics service of Facebook, for now.

“We have asked them (Reliance Communications) to stop it and they have given us a compliance report that it has been stopped”.

The notice was sent 2 weeks back, but Reliance is yet to stop the service. Reliance is Facebook’s first telecom partner in India to offer Free Basics to its subscribers.


In the last 2 weeks, Facebook has been several tricky and unethical means to garner support for Free Basics (a.k.a, while the truth remains that Free Basics is a walled-garden approach and will kill innovation and freedom Internet brings.

Recommended Read : When WWW Inventor, Tim Berners-Lee Says NO To Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’, You SHOULD Too

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