Under other reliefs @ relief no 2 we asked in the petition against SIFY as follows…
“2. To remove the word â€œBroadbandâ€¿ from their service name. As it does not satisfy the definition of BroadBand laid down by Telephone Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).”
It was really great to find the following article in Economic Times today, which proves SIFY is misleading consumers :yes:
Below 256 kbps is not broadband: govt
PTI[ THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005 02:36:24 PM]
Government has warned telecom operators against marketing or advertising their services below 256 kbps download speed as broadband.
Such activities/publicising advertisements at a download speed of 64 kbps, 128 kbps will not come under the category of broadband services, an official statement from department of telecom said.
Any download speed which is at 256 Kbps or more can alone be termed as broadband services. Therefore, the telecom operators should not mislead the consumers by making such advertisements or adopt any marketing tactics which would defeat the very purpose of providing broadband services.
DoT, in a communication issued to all operators, said branding or naming the services with less than 256 kbps download speed is not in accordance with the broadband policy announced last year.
The policy defines broadband as ‘always on minimum’ speed of 256 kbps. DoT’s warning comes after it was found that most of the operators are positioning 64 and 128 kbps download speed as broadband or are clubbing it with the 256 download speed to gain from the customers.
Source: Economic Times
This makes our case more positive… and now we should surely be interviewed by some TV channel 😉
Very good article and just in good time! 🙂 In general, how is the case going? Seems like you have been getting more and more responses from many ppl….u have many supporters! So i think it should be good..hope all is well in the court too!
Case is going great… :thumb:
Though SIFY is shying away, but that does not stop us from getting the comensation and relief. Just one thing I regret, why I just asked for a compensation of Rs. 15,000/- only 😆
Last month, one person got Rs 30,000/- as compensation from Hutch, as 30 SMS sent by him does not reach the destination and he was charged Rs 45/-for these messages and he claimed Rs 1 lakh… really an appropriate amount 😎
hmm. i got a call from PC Quest. And I think that was becoz of you… :attack:
I was curious, in general, how does law treat such cases. I understand the telecom laws might differ from the kind you have created and that you could be able to do a class action law suit (it is a law suit on behalf of public). Lawyers in US claim millions of $$$ for such instances and even get it.
And anyhow, it’s not just about money, the truth being so many people have suffered and should be compensated for what the big companies do by false advertising.
Just my 2 cents…
Wow!!… u r really doing well…!!
Sify ka to band bajne wala hai!! :attack:
Also Dishnet ? (its not vsnl one)is coming out with Winmax and Wifi Boadband. They are asking permission for the 2.5GHz – 3.5GHz band, which intel says is required and they are trying to make it the defacto standard around the world. But how cheap is going to be is the question?:?:
Also any suggestions/precautions should one take?
Aman:!: Telecom laws are for all the broadband companies to follow and the government is pointing to these companies only. As this leads to confusion in the mind of consumers.
I may have claimed Rs One lakh, but I really concentrated on the other reliefs. Which if granted… will lead to SIFY’s downfall.
As they will be required to make policies more transparent and I have asked that they should advertise all the hidden terms and conditions in the newspaper. Further, want to restrain them from indulging in Unfair Trade practices…
Right manpreet 😎
Prashant:!: Don;t have knowledge about DSL.
But ofcourse it will be very expensive, further the LCO’s will be required to install new infrstructure to support such high speeds.
can we sue them for misrepresenting in the ad, i was reading an article/ad by the advertsising council of india which says that if you feel somebody is giving wrong facts let us know, when they say broadband for just Rs 250 i.e. a 46kbps speed which means that they are (sify) are wrong, because 46 kbps is not broadband.
And i do not know what has happened to sify guys but my speed is quite good nowdays, i havent had had a single bad day.
I thank you (and others Sushubh,etc), because you are the real heroes
Nobody in specific is real hero… its a joint effort. Every customer can contribute … now here is your chance to contribute, visit here… http://blog.guru/weblog/index.php?p=66
Regarding misleading Advertisement… I will make a separate post soon:!: