Now mobile phone users will be allowed to send more than 200 SMS without any restrictions. The Honourable Delhi High Court has lifted the cap that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had implemented for users curbing them to send not more than 200 SMS per day. With this verdict, the Court also upheld the ban on Unsolicited Commercial Calls (UCC) and SMS and only allowing normal users to send more than 200 SMS.
NGO Telecom Watchdog, who had filed a petition in the High Court, said that the limit of 200 SMS puts severe restrictions on the citizen’s right to ‘speech and telecommunication’. Thus a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Acting Chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw went on to quash the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulation which said that an individual could not send more than 200 text messages per day from a single SIM.
Now mobile phone users will be allowed to send more than 200 SMS without any restrictions. But it is to be noted that the court has just passed the order and it would take time for TRAI to implement the order. So we’ll have to wait and see as to when users will be able to send more SMS.