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Old 31st December 2008, 10:54   #16
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is this thing applicable on both prepaid and postpaid ?
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It's only for prepaid users.

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I use Airtel, haven't received any intimation from them so far.
It's applicable for both prepaid & Postpaid customers. I have Airtel and BSNL connection, Yesterday received the message for Airtel Postpaid connection.
Havent received anything for BSNL
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Old 31st December 2008, 10:58   #17
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Just recieved SMS from service provider

All msgs will be paid for today and tommorow.
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Old 31st December 2008, 19:04   #18
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umm..even for postpaid eh?
I havent ever recieved a msg nor has it cost me extra on on festivals/holidays in last 8 years. while it was hutch, nor offlate. Just noticed that the delivery reports stop on such days.
Will check and get back after I get the bill in Jan.
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This should give more publicity to Free SMS sites as more people would send messages through those sites. I received lots of messages from friends through those site!
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Old 1st January 2009, 18:36   #20
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Guys

Congestion on mobile networks during holidays is ridiculous - most operators have to keep aside all network updates and any development work and work overtime to keep the channels free.

Obviously there is a cost to all this, and this is being passed on. Additionally, those who would have made voice calls to wish others now send SMSs - which means there is a loss of potential revenue too. At the very least it means that people with free SMS plans dont sent SMSs or send fewer - which means those that pay actually get their SMSs across successfully.
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Didnt get any warning on my Idea! In my plan, local Idea SMS is 10p and all others is 25 p. While sending a group SMS I discovered Re. 1 getting deducted per SMS; so I promptly aborted the sending cycle!

I do know that most operators charge at base rate on these days, but in my plan the base rate is as above... (no special tariff vouchers)... so I wasnt expecting this... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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