I am sure literally every Mobile subscriber in India has received spammy and unsolicited calls. Not even Indian Finance Minister has been spared. The issue of Spam calls actually came into limelight when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee received a call from a telemarketer when he was in an important meeting with the Opposition parties…Imagine that!
We may finally see an end of this very soon. Here is a statement made by TRAI Chairman Mr. H.S Sharma:
“We have finished the entire process of consultations. We are in the process of finalising the regulation for unsolicited calls and messaging. We wanted to do it by the end of October but there is slight delay. We may be out with regulation before 15 November,"
Although, no details are available on TRAI website, the Chairman has promised that it would "solve" the UCC (Unsolicited commercial calls) problem for good.
Personally, I find these calls most irritating, more than even the frequent Spam SMS’es that get – Purely because they are highly intrusive. Atleast for an SMS you can gauge whether it is a Spam or not from looking at the sender’s headers. But, these spammy calls come from proper mobile number and you never know until you pick up and talk to them.
And sometimes, these tele-marketers are so imposing that you do not have any option but to disconnect the call, only to find that they call you again – It is not only irritating, but highly frustrating as well!