The termination of 3G roaming agreements had earlier compelled telcos like Vodafone, Idea and Airtel to send a joint letter to Kapil Sibal and further on to the PM stating that termination of 3G pacts is a breach of contract and government should refund the spectrum action payments with interest. The future of such 3G roaming was already uncertain. The final verdict is probably out and government has asked telcos to terminate 3G roaming agreements, according to TheMobileIndian. Simply put, their customers cannot use 3G services in circles, where the service provider does not have permit for 3G services.
No more 3G roaming pacts
Telecom secretary R Chandrasekhar revealed, “The decision has been taken that this (3G roaming pacts) is in violation of terms and conditions of the licence. The government will be issuing notices asking them (operators) to stop their service with immediate effect. But on penalty, no decision has been taken yet.”
Not being able to access 3G services, because their service provider doesn't have the necessary permissions will cause a lot of inconvenience to the users. Aircel and Tata DoCoMo, reportedly have already discontinued their pact.
Publish date: December 23, 2011 1:07 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:12 pm
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