On July 16, based on Jio's complaint TRAI
had said that the premium tariff plans for post paid customers were discriminatory in nature.
Trai in its submission attached the consultation paper on broadband speeds, copy of standard of quality of service for the wireless data service regulations and copies of comments from Vodafone Idea
and Airtel, besides other documents.
While Jio has termed the premium data plan as discriminatory, Vodafone has called the complaint unsubstantiated and vague.
In its application in TDSAT, Jio said it would be directly affected by the outcome of Vodafone’s appeal. It further said that the outcome would impact the manner in which it conducts its business as it would impact fair competition and would be determinative of the tariff plans that the applicant as well as its competitors can validly offer.
In its appeal, Vodafone Idea
has listed chronology of events leading to suspension of its RedX plan. On July 8, Jio complained to Trai about Vodafone's RedX scheme. On July 9, Trai informed Vodafone about the complaint and the next day sought details of the plan. On July 11, Trai asked the company to withhold the plan, it said.
The RedX scheme was launched in November 2019 and has been in operation for the past eight months and during this period Trai never raised an issue regarding the plan being non-compliant, Vodafone Idea said.
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