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TRAI cautions operators over TV bills of viewers under new regime


Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi India
Updated: 13-02-2019 15:20 IST
TRAI cautions operators over TV bills of viewers under new regime

Gupta said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is monitoring the situation and will take action on consumer complaints, if any, on the issue.

Telecom regulator TRAI Wednesday asserted that operators cannot charge TV viewers more than their usual monthly outgo under the 'best-fit plan' to be offered during the transition period, and cautioned that the regulator will take action on any such complaint. "TRAI has clearly asked distribution platform owners (DPOs) to ensure that for consumers, the monthly outgo under the best fit plan should not exceed the payout per month of existing plan of the subscriber," TRAI Secretary SK Gupta told PTI.

Gupta said Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is monitoring the situation and will take action on consumer complaints, if any, on the issue. "TRAI has directed DPOs to give the best-fit plan to customers who have not exercised their option as of now, in order to protect their interest and ensure that they do not face any inconvenience," Gupta said.

The regulator had Tuesday extended the timeline for consumers to make their channel preferences till March 31, 2019. TRAI had said that the best-fit plan should be designed based on consumers' usage pattern and language is spoken.

The regulator had said that subscribers will be free to change their best fit plan at any date and time on or before March 31, 2019, and the DPO will convert their best fit plan into the desired pack (opted by the consumer) within 72 hours of subscribers making their channel preferences known.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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