The TRAI had asked Reliance Communications, the only telecom partner for the app, to stop providing the service and issue a compliance report on the same.
Times of India, which reported the matter first, quoted senior officials at TRAI as saying that, “The question has arisen whether a telecom operator should be allowed to have differential pricing for different kinds of content.
Reliance Communications has put on hold the launch of the Facebook Free Basics service following Telecom Regulator Authority of India’s directive to this effect.
“As directed by TRAI, the commercial launch of Free Basics has been kept in abeyance, till they consider all details and convey a specific approval,” a Reliance Communications spokesperson said on Wednesday.
– No Outgoing nor Incoming SMS (Outgoing SMS possible with some solutions like ours via a sender ID, but not on a normal toll-free phone) – No Outbound Calls – Inbound/Incoming calls available – Zero (0) call rates, i.e.