Apple quietly adds TRAI’s DND app to App Store

Apple quietly adds India’s DND app to App Store

Apple adds India’s DND app to keep away from iPhone ban within the nation

Technology large Apple’s conflict with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been occurring for a while now over the government-approved Do-Not-Disturb (DND) app.

In July, TRAI had threatened to ban iPhones from the nation’s cell networks, if Apple didn’t approve the DND app by January 2019.

For these unaware, TRAI has designed the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) app, which permits customers to report spam advertising in addition to promotional messages and calls. While the app has been obtainable on Android since June 2016, Apple had refused to record it on its App Store citing that the app seeks permission to report consumer’s calls and messages, which is a breach of consumer’s knowledge privateness.

Now, Apple has lastly and quietly launched the DND app on its iOS App Store, ending the standoff with the telecommunications regulator of India. The app has gone reside within the iOS App Store from yesterday, which was confirmed by an Apple spokesperson in India (via VentureBeat).

The ‘TRAI DND – Do Not Disturb’ app permits customers to flag undesirable calls and messages. According to some reviews, a mean individual in India receives up to ten undesirable calls and messages in a day.

Once the consumer registers his or her cell quantity, they’ll use the app to log complaints of undesirable calls and messages, which will likely be then despatched to TRAI. For reported calls, the TRAI will obtain info akin to caller’s quantity and time of the decision, and all of the contents of the SMS for reported SMS.

The description of the TRAI DND app on the App Store reads as beneath:

TRAI DND App will assist customers to curb undesirable Telemarketing Calls/SMS by reporting to their respective telecom service supplier (TSP). With this App, customers will likely be ready to:

1) Register their cell quantity beneath DND (Do-Not-Disturb)
2) Report spam SMS/Calls, after DND registration.

Registration of cell quantity beneath DND (Do-Not-Register) will take up to 07 days after placing the request with the respective telecom service supplier (TSP).

For reporting spam Call/SMS, App will auto-create a grievance registration SMS, for sending it to respective TSP. Complaint registration SMS will likely be despatched to toll-free quantity 1909.

TRAI DND App won’t block any SMS/Calls from genuine companies/entities that you’ve subscribed too, e.g your financial institution, meals supply apps, journey/taxi apps and so on. However, the consumer will likely be answerable for any loss occurred in the event that they report these Call/SMS.

If you’re an iPhone consumer and need to obtain the app, you may click here. In order to set up the app, your gadget must be working the newest model of iOS 12.1.


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