Supreme court restores SMS limit !! ~ Hackinthus

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Supreme court restores SMS limit !!

BY-Harkirat Singh (Twitter)(Google+)

It was the birthday of SMS yesterday and trust me they were not happy with what they were gifted!! Its really a bad news for heavy texters because now they have to pay a little extra if they want to continue chatting. The SMS cap limiting the maximum number of SMS you can send from a mobile number to 200 is back.

The quota was introduced in 2011 by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), but was lifted by the Delhi High Court in July this year. The court said that the restriction undermines the right to freedom of expression.

Surely people are going to use cross platform messaging services like WhatsApp and Viber,like the last time when their download was increased in leaps and bounds when this restriction was imposed.

The move was met with a lot of criticism from the masses, many of whom send more than 100 messages per day, instead of actually making calls. It also exposed a flaw in the setup, which stated that a person with multiple SIM cards wouldn't really feel the pinch. 

While the new decision to lift the cap to accommodate 200 SMS per day, per SIM still puts a limit to the maximum number of SMS one can send in a day, it was by all means welcome news.

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