Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Pioneer > SMS rate hike on Diwali raises hackles

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    • Rathin Das | Ahmedabad
    • Service providers in Gujarat have announced a hike in SMS tariff during the two-day Diwali celebrations on October 16 and 17. The rates would be double than normal, they said. Wracked by a sense of outrage, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has sent legal notices to all cell phone service providers over their policy of hiking SMS rates during Diwali
    • The legal notices, sent on behalf of VHP international general secretary Pravin Togadia, said that doubling of SMS rates during Diwali amounts to discrimination. The legal notices also mention that the SMS charges were not hiked during other religions festivals.