People of the country are not able to send more than 5 SMSes per day, but do you know that this is only applicable for prepaid users!
It is announced by the telecom operators that bulk SMSes is only applicable on prepaid customers.
Most of the telecom operators have prepaid customer, the limit on sending SMSes had disturbed the normal life of them. Talking to media, a prepaid user said, “We play football every Sunday and usually co-ordinate through messages on Saturday night. I had to call 25 people and inform them of the schedule personally.”
Meanwhile, there is no official statement issued by the central government that whether a user can send only 5 SMS per day or 5 SMSes in one go.
However, the services is not applicable on banks and emergency services.
Talking to media, an official from Just Dial said, “For now our bulk messaging is working and the ban has not been applied to us.”
Further, a businessman said, “While I do agree that national security is an important matter, a blanket ban of five SMS is too harsh. Instead of tracking down senders, they just want to do away with the problem entirely. This is dangerous in a democracy.”