TRAI's reation to FUP

swap

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May 13, 2012
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was just browsing through TRAI's website and found this

it was dated
New Delhi, the 26th March, 2012

" Illustrations of misleading advertisements

The following instances, which are neither exhaustive nor limited to, are
instances of misleading publication / advertising:
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(vi) Advertising the titles of the tariff plans or other packages/schemes,
which suggest unlimited usage, will be treated as misleading in
situations where the features of such plan/scheme/package put
restrictions on the quantum of usage in any manner including by way
of Fair Usage Policy etc. on the usage. Thus, a plan advertised, as
‘unlimited free calls’ would mislead if there is daily limit or ceiling on
the total minute of usage either by way of fair usage policy or otherwise.
For a common man the term 'unlimited' would only mean without any
limit whatsoever......................
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PLEASE read the whole document on

http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/Direction/Document/Direction-final.pdf
 

Sushubh

Administrator
Oct 29, 2004
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almost all operators have stopped deceptive advertising. tariff plans today are usually pretty clear about limits.
 

mhsabir

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Oct 7, 2006
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I would say it depends upon interpretation - Will you call writing Unlimited with an asterisk & a small font line mentioning the FUP limit or whatever, is fair or not?
The thing is, people like us due to social media/forums/experience have become vary of such practices & by habit the moment we see such unlimited offer - we automatically scan around for the * & related content.. Maybe not be the same for the common man.

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And I am still thinking for the right emoticon to display as the reaction to the poll question :confused: