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GSM, CDMA cos fight on 11-digit no.

Consumer interests have become sandwiched in an industry war between incumbent GSM operators and Reliance and Tatas over the

DoT’s decision to implement 11-digit numbers by adding an extra 9 to all mobile numbers in the country by January 1 2010.

GSM operators are unhappy about the move, and have made detailed presentations to the government on why such a move is harmful for the industry and consumers. This representation has been made through the COAI while AUSPI, which primarily represents the interests of Tatas, Reliance and Sistema, is in favour of moving to a 11-digit numbering plan.

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TATA DOCOMO Offers Per-Second Billing for Roaming Across India

Delhi, 22 November 2009: TATA DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, today announced the extension of its industry-changing ‘Pay-for-exactly-what-you-use’ pricing paradigm to roaming services as well, introducing per-second billing for all calls made or received while ‘roaming’ across the country, at its existing tariff of 1 paisa per second—for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. The move is set to redefine the very concept of making calls while ‘roaming’ in India, much as TATA DOCOMO’s per-second billing offer did for local and long-distance calls a few months earlier, when the company launched commercial operations.
From Monday, while roaming, subscribers can make calls across India at 1 paisa per second, across all 15 Circles where TATA DOCOMO has launched GSM services, regardless of which network or type of phone the call is made to. Furthermore, incoming calls while roaming will also be charged on a per-second basis, at 1 paisa per second. With TATA DOCOMO set to launch its GSM services pan-India this year, this game-changing roaming option will be available across the country.