Telecom Ordered End Of Truecaller
The telecom authority has Ordered all organizations and companies to install artificial intelligence spam filters into their smartphone call and message services. The device will be able to identify unwanted calls and text messages to this filter.
For many years, spam calls and unwanted texts have been sent to mobile phone users. Users are unable to stop receiving these unwanted calls and SMS messages despite using apps like Truecaller. New regulations for telecom companies like Jio, Airtel, BSNL, and Vodafone-Idea have recently been notified by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The new guidelines will help in preventing fake calls and communications. From May 1, 2023, all businesses must use spam filters powered by artificial intelligence (AI), according to the telecom regulator. The action follows an increase in the number of fraud and harassment cases that telecom users have reported. People frequently experience financial loss as a result of such calls and SMS.
Users can now avoid unwanted incoming calls and messages thanks to AI filters. Such annoying calls and messages will be immediately blocked by the filters upon detection. For their call and SMS services, all telecoms are required to use AI spam filters. Currently, users can stop some of these unwanted calls and SMS by turning on the DND service on their mobile numbers, but not all of them.
Also, the telecoms have been ordered by TRAI to stop allowing promotional calls from 10-digit mobile numbers. These numbers look to be authentic, yet spammers and scammers are the main users of them. By recognizing and banning fake calls and texts from different sources, the AI spam filter will protect the user from fraudsters. Also, TRAI is considering implementing a Call ID feature that will show the caller’s picture and name. Some telecoms, however, have objected to the idea, pointing to privacy concerns.