Idea per second billing plan, Not the first to introduce in India.
India’s third largest telecom operator, Idea Cellular migrated all its prepaid users to per second billing. As per the company, it has about 157 million prepaid users out of the total 166 million customer base.
It has been reported that only 1.5 million Idea prepaid customers are on per minute billing and thus this migration plan will be done in a phased manner in the next 30 days.
This move is nothing new, but simply a me-too approach after Airtel decided to migrate its prepaid users who are currently on per minute billing to per second billing plan.
TRAI Slap – What an Idea Sirji!
As per TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), telecom companies are now forced to compensate mobile users for call drops and poor quality of the services. Indeed, this migration to per second billing plan is a big relief as this will address both subscribers and the telecom operators.
In the event of a call drop, you don’t need to pay for a minute even if you spoke for a few seconds in this idea per second billing plan. Ironically, Idea Cellular is still giving the option to choose per minute billing plan by purchasing special tariff packs. Isn’t it pinching the common again?
Don’t you think it reminds the old saying “Beating the giant snake off with a stick?” What an idea Sir Ji!!
An Idea can Change Your Life
Instead of focusing on call drop menace, the telecom operators are floating alternative routes to get more revenue. It’s really shocking to note that telecom companies are investing a mere 13 percent of their profits into infrastructure leaving spectrum overhead expenses.
To resolve the problems, the telecom companies should reach out directly to the customer. As per analysts, a uniform national policy for towers could address network congestion and call drops issue.
Hope all the telecom operators listen to their stakeholder’s comments and provide high-quality cellular reception.
Truly, an idea can change your life!!