Trouble extends for Vodafone-Idea, TRAI grants time till sept 8 show-cause notice

Telecom regulator TRAI has granted additional time till September 8, to Vodafone Idea to reply to its show-cause notice on priority plan, after the company sought more time to respond.The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) last month had slapped a show-cause notice on VIL (Vodafone Idea Ltd) over its pay-more-for-priority treatment mobile plan, saying the tariff offer “lacks transparency” and is “misleading” and not in compliance with the regulatory framework.

A source privy to the development told PTI that VIL again wrote to the regulator stating at least 15 days are needed to respond to the elaborate 17-page show-cause notice that was issued on August 25.

However, Bharti Airtel was not issued a show-cause notice for its platinum plan. Airtel offered to abide by Trai’s views and also voluntarily modified its platinum offering suitably, and hence Trai is not proceeding with further investigation on that.

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