Starting September 27th, the Do Not Disturb (DND) regulations from TRAI will kick-in, meaning mobile users who have subscribed to the National Do Not Call Registry will stop receiving unsolicited SMS or Calls from telemarketers, financial institutions, advertisers and any other pesky services that harangue users by sending such messages.
While this is a good (and long overdue) move by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India which will guarantee some peace of mind to consumers, there is a flipside to it as well. Mobile users will also not receive “informational” messages from various services providers or institutions. For example, you will receive (not sure though) any SMS about the call taxi that you had just booked or the confirmation SMS from an eCommerce site that you made a purchase on.
Though the unsolicited messages menace is a genuine one, there are some messages that users will actually need and await for. How to address that, you might ask.
Well, there is a way to implement Partial DNDi.e. selectively activate the do not disturb services for a particular category. Details below:
The FIA, Formula One racing’s governing body,has released the calendar for the 2011 F1 World Championship and the all-important date is 30th October 2011. Well, the three days of 28th, 29th and 30th October are all important, as the F1 spectacle (circus is such a crude word, no?) comes to the Indian shores.
The Jaypee Group Circuit will host the inaugural Indian Grand Prix and is set to the 18th race in a 20-race calendar. Remember what happened in the last-but-second race of this year at Korea? The championship standings were shaken up with the Red Bulls losing out and the Scarlet Ferrari of Fernando Alonso emerging victorious. Imagine something similar happening next year…and will be all the more exhilarating if I was there!