Airtel closes network to SMS from Aircel, RCom users

Monday 12 November 2012 | 15:28 CET | News
Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel has closed its network to incoming text messages from subscribers of two other operators, Aircel and Reliance Communications (RCom), reports The Economic Times. Bharti Airtel executives said the company was forced to do this after the two companies started flooding its network with what they described as 'free spam messages', a charge that has been denied by RCom and Aircel. Aircel and RCom, in turn, allege that Airtel was resorting to pressure tactics to force them to pay more towards SMS termination charges. Executives of the two companies also accused

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Aircel / Bharti Airtel / RCom / Reliance Communications / TRAI
Countries: India
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