Alert Issued By Vodafone For Its Users; Read More To Know
It has been a few days that Vodafone has been issued a warning to its users regarding the spam calls that the users have been receiving for a while now.
According to several official reports. Also, the telecom operator is asking users to ignore such suspicious and if they are getting plenty of it the users can inform the company about this problem. Some of the Vodafone users have already reported the problem to the telco explaining that they are receiving a message from the telecom operator warning them of such calls.
The company, therefore, has sent out an official message to its users to warn them about the situation. The message reads, “While receiving an international call, if an Indian number or no number is displayed on your phone, please inform on our toll-free number 1800-110-420 or 1963.” These two helpline numbers in actual were originally launched by the government in the year 2017.
At the time of the launch, the government asked all the telecom service providers to use them for reporting unsolicited calls so that a proper legal action can be taken against any such activity. It has also been mentioned that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) exchanges are used for criminal activities and each year a many such exchanges are unearthed by the government.
While investigating this problem, it has come to the government’s attention that that Andhra Pradesh has come out as one Indian state that has a total of 11 illegal exchanges in 2016- 17 and nil in 2017-18. On the other hand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh had a maximum of six illegal exchanges in 2017-18, followed by Maharashtra and Kerala having with two illegal exchanges and one was reported in Odisha.
All these exchanges were unearthed in Delhi in the year 2017. Also, Vodafone recently increased the prices of its international postpaid plans iRoamFree. Under this new plan, the telecom operator offers unlimited data and calling facility in 20 countries with limited data and free incoming calls in 46 countries. Apparently, this means that if you somehow are planning to make a trip abroad then you will have to shell out some more bucks out of your pocket for the same plan. The telecom operator offers four plans starting Rs 500.