Vodafone Idea Gets Time till Sept 8 to Respond to Show-Cause Notice on RedX

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India [TRAI] has further prolonged the deadline for Vodafone Idea to respond to its show-cause notice on the telecom operator’s RedX premium tariff plan. As per the latest report, the deadline has been extended till 8th September 2020. Previously, the TRAI had permitted the telecom operator to respond on the show cause notice by 4th September 2020. Originally, the TRAI agency has given a deadline till 31st August.

On 25th August 2020, TRAI had given a show-cause notice to Vodafone Idea Limited asking why it shouldn’t ban the RedX plan of the telecom operator. The regulator said that it seemed to be making false claims regarding the provision of faster data speeds and deceiving the subscribers. One of the senior officials of TRAI said, ‘VIL has now been allowed to respond by September 8 after the company sought an extension of 15 days from the date of issue of our show cause notice.’

Vodafone Idea Gets Time till Sept 8 to Respond to Show-Cause Notice on RedX
Vodafone Idea Gets Time till Sept 8 to Respond to Show-Cause Notice on RedX

In the show-cause notice, TRAI said VIL that its claim of providing faster data speeds to RedX customers seemed fake. The telecom operator couldn’t prove that it is truly plausible to provide the claimed faster data speeds to RedX customers. TRAI also stated that Vodafone Idea had been opaque in its communications to subscribers regarding its incompetence to guarantee faster data speeds on the premium tariff plan of RedX.

Vodafone Idea Limited rolled out the RedX tariff plan in November last year. The company has to lose much if RedX is banned as it has already acquired about 130000 subscribers. The telecom operator is anticipated to combat legally any ban on its tariff plan. Previously, the TRA I had asked more time from the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to wrap up its ongoing inquiry into whether VIL’s RedX and Airtel’s Platinum tariffs devalued the quality of services of their subscribers on the other non-premium offers.

TRAI didn’t show-cause the telecom operator Bharti Airtel in the previous month after the company modified its Platinum tariff plan by removing both the faster data speeds and priority network elements from the offer. The company, however, filed a revised plan with the regulator. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel was asked to stop its premium plan for its Platinum subscribers. Bharti Airtel has already planned to withdraw its premium plan. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about the upcoming telecom services, recharge plans, and more. 

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