Our mobile sector is facing one of its worst patches, thanks to the ever increasing inflation and over-enthusiastic 3G jumps by most of the big players in market in the recent past. After the relatively mild response received by 3G services despite their advertising blitzkrieg, some known names in the telecom industry are taking the easy way out to cut their losses – that is, by shifting the losses on us. In case some of you haven’t noted as yet, Vodafone mobile plan in postpaid domain has already taken a jump and that too without much ruckus.
After the chaos that ensued in Pune with BSNL taking corrective measures to recover its long outstanding dues from the private operators, Haryana circle is the next to suffer. Subscribers of Airtel mobile plan as well as Idea’s services have been left in lurch as BSNL has cutoff connectivity at all POI’s (Point of Interconnection). The customers availing services under the Vodafone mobile plans have also been relegated to similar circumstances. Resultantly, even the BSNL customers have suffered with no or restricted connectivity to all these networks.