ISD

  • Dubai: Maid charged with making ISD calls worth hundreds of dollars December 1, 2013

    Dubai: A 27yearold South Asian housemaid has been charged with theft in a court for stealing her employer's SIM card and making international phone calls worth more than $ 2,000. The owner of the SIM, a 27yearold Emirati police officer, continued receiving bills totaling $ 2022.87 for August and September months...
  • Prepaid mobile nos to lose ISD facility soon September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has asked telecom companies to deactivate the international calling facility in prepaid numbers and restore it only after a subscriber gives his explicit consent to avail this facility. "Inform all prepaid subscribers having ISD facility, through SMS, within 10 days of the date of issue...
  • Prepaid mobile numbers to lose ISD facility soon September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has asked telecom companies to deactivate the international calling facility in prepaid numbers and restore it only after a subscriber gives his explicit consent to avail this facility. "Inform all prepaid subscribers having ISD facility, through SMS, within 10 days of the date of issue...
  • Airtel hikes tariff on international calls November 16, 2011

    New Delhi: In the face of financial pressure, private sector telecom major Airtel has increased international call rate tariffs by up to 10 per cent for some destinations for all customers and reduced certain benefits on addon services for its prepaid subscribers. "Tariff rationalisation is a continuous process and a...
  • BSNL may get subsidy to meet its operational costs October 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Lossmaking BSNL may get financial compensation for maintaining unremunerative services, like its offerings in rural areas as part of the Universal Service Obligation, or would be allowed to take a commercial decision to continue or exit from such services. "...if BSNL is being asked (by DoT) to maintain an...
  • Phone calls may cost less | Say hello on your PC August 20, 2008

    In its recommendations to the government, Telecom regulator TRAI stated on Wednesday that National and International Long Distance operators be permitted to offer STD and ISD voice calls using operatorspecific calling cards. According to the fresh guidelines, consumers can now choose their carrier for making long distance calls. This means...
  • TRAI eases way for cheaper STD, ISD calls March 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Your telephone calls have just got cheaper. The Access Deficit Charge (ADC) on all domestic calls has been phased out with effect from April 1. The levy called ADC is being paid by the telecom service providers to compensate BSNL for offering rural services, which were considered unprofitable. However, BSNL...
  • Airtel's festival bonanza on ISD September 28, 2006

    New Delhi: India's leading mobile services provider Airtel on Thursday launched a special festive offer on ISD for its postpaid mobile customers in Delhi and NCR. The offer would enable Airtel users, who make calls in seven countries for five minutes, to get the next five minutes free and would be...
  • BSNL cuts ISD rates to Lanka, West Asia September 13, 2006

    New Delhi: BSNL's 5.8 crore telecom service subscribers stand to benefit as the PSU announced a 40 per cent reduction in the ISD rates to Sri Lanka and a 20 per cent cut to Middle East countries from next month. From October 1, a BSNL subscriber will have to pay Rs...