Trai to have Open House Discussion on call drops issue

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An open house discussion on call drops will be conducted by sector regulator Trai on October 1 even though there has been refusal by it to extend the date for sending  comments on its consultation paper on the issue. September 21st is the last date for sending  comments on the consultation paper on compensation to the consumers  regarding the event of call drops. a statement today,  Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that few  stakeholders have sought to extend the last date for sending comments, which have not been agreed by the Authority.

Trai claimed that  an open house discussion will be conducted regarding the paper on October 1. According to the regulator, they might come up with  recommendations on call drops and compensation to consumers by mid-October. The proposal is as such that any call which gets dropped within five seconds would not be charged, and in case a call gets dropped any time after five seconds, the last pulse of the call should not be included for the purpose of charging. Call drops have become a severe problem in recent months and concerns have been raised by Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi as well, on the issue.

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