Once more on development godi, crores of consumers forced to pay Rs. 1200 per year per SIM on average! Either join the modern slavery gang or risk tagged as an outdated anti-national. I am an Aam volunteer, went to a village called Echipara next to Palappilly in Thrissur district in Kerala. Echipara is few kilometres inside Chimmini forest area with a population of about 400 families, most of whom are adivasis and labourers working at the plantations. Before reaching Echipara, about 3 km away from the centre all the telecommunication network services diminished. I was wondering whether we were in the middle of an ocean or the Sahara desert. Do we still live in the Stone Age? All the major service providers are racing to place mobile towers in cities and towns less than within 1km radius. People living in cities/towns are objecting the placement of new towers, on the other hand people living in Echipara are boycotting their civil and constitutional right to elect a representative; yes they were boycotting their vote for 2014 election to bring a mobile tower to their village.
They are angry and have boycotted every main stream political parties as all have safely ignored them. They have banned entry to all political parties and their campaign, while on our way to Echipara, we were stopped and warned of their wrath. Respecting their feelings only one vehicle carrying me and an candidate proceeded forward to face any consequences ahead of us. We stood before them and heard their problems. Out of their list of problems, the prime concern was mode of communication. Most of the time their telephone is dead, there is no link between them and the outside world.
Few weeks back there was a fire in a godown and by the time the fire brigade reached it was too late. During the interaction, we understood that they have raised this issue many times with concerned authorities, some of the feedback that they received was like; they will be needing 100 connections, BSNL does not have 2 crore rupees to set up a tower, there are some technical issues, etc. If you are concerned about 100 mobile users we can assure you more than 100. BSNL is profiting so much from their millions of users; hence lack of funds to set up one tower in a remote area is an unreasonable excuse.
I know your profit margin will be less here but sir the foundation of any development should be welfare of the poor and not only profit. I also wanted to remind you of the slogan, by BSNL advertisements “connecting India” “building relationship” and a sentence from your official web page under social commitment of BSNL “Encourage development of telecommunication facilities in remote, hilly and tribal areas of the country” if you really mean all these, please help those people.
You may question my intention to write such a letter or may even think it like a political gimmickry before election. So I would like to inform you that, you can take necessary action in this matter after the general elections (10th April) because people living in Echipara have already promised that they will support our candidate and she in turn has promised if she wins then she will bring a mobile tower and if she loses then she will sit with them and protest.
I would like to inform you that people living there have planned for a massive protest after elections and we will be supporting them, thousands of volunteers will be pouring in from different parts of the district. Please do not consider this letter as a warning or a threat; it is nothing but a request to solve a genuine problem and to free those people from their misery.
I am sending a copy of this to all major telecom companies and blogging publicly hoping that there will be some honest persons who will have the authority and guts to act on this matter.
2G buried, Govt closes financing public-sector telecom firms, slow poisoning to help private telecom giants cum crony election investors. Poor BSNL / MTNL do not even provide 4G service to customers and its market credibility, infra utility responsibility, people and technologies were open to invasion by private thugs.
Market is ripe for telecom operators to focus on sucking as much after luring as many consumers to abandon public service providers. Bandwidth carefully handed over to profiteering cronies for charity, oh yes! BSNL Rs 349 plan listing on telco’s Calcutta and UP East websites confirm the revision. The BSNL Rs. 349 prepaid recharge plan comes with unlimited local and STD calls for the whole validity period without any FUP limit and 100 SMS per day. However, the unlimited calling benefit is not applicable calls being made in Delhi and Mumbai as BSNL doesn’t operate in these circles. BSNL goes Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM Cards backdoor Patanjali Baba's RightWing spy services, great developments to stealth 3G-4G loot agenda.
A court order reads, "The Radiation Protection Division (NRPB) of the UK Health Protection Agency in the year 2000 has reported that the balance of evidence indicates that there is no general risk to the health of the people living near the base stations on the basis that the exposures are expected to be small fractions of guidelines."
Ignore that UK headquarters many global tech giants and lobbyists. Assume that all these studies are done by individuals and entities free of cronies or corporate hype and just be happy, "jio jinga lala" people, let's assemble more smartphones inbuilt with a desi brand thapa and promo apps. We are the bosses & daddies of Internet watching you 24/7!
As a result of the understatement of revenue by companies, CAG estimated that government lost some Rs 12488 crore, not millions of crores! The individual shares of companies in government’s revenue shortfall of Rs 12,488 crore were as follows as per TOI July 8, 2016.
Bharti Airtel- Rs 2,651.89 crore
Vodafone- Rs 1,665.39 crore
Relinace Communicaton- Rs 3,728.54 crore
Idea - Rs 964.89 crore
Tata - Rs 3,215.39 crore
Aircel - Rs 262.83 crore
What can I do to prevent #NetCronies of future? Maybe go underwater in deep pacific or outer space and cut the cables to build your floating marine shelter. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you must use their anti-all apps to scan on your devices to make sure it is not infected / protected, and in-line with their advanced nudity policy meant to save their own breeds. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to fully open the network fixing mis-configured or secure devices - in other words, be completely nude, use products, apps and services offered by their network of cronies. You better abandon other revolting startups and foolishly honest firms shouting user freedom. They are the licensed bosses & daddies of Internet watching you 24/7!