Yes you heard it right. Now customers on Lifetime validity mobile plan with operator can avail the services till the operator permit allows or functioning. Many customers on prepaid with Lifetime validity were worried regarding the Lifetime validity mobile plan condition mentioned with “Upto License Validity” which would expire after few years.
Clarifying the Lifetime Validity Mobile Plan the Minister of State for Communications and IT Mr.Milind Deora has said –
“The service providers have been prescribing certain condition of minimum recharge/usage as part of the lifetime validity mobile plans. The subscribers in such plans are entitled to enjoy incoming facility subject to fulfillment of the conditions specified in the tariff plans,” Deora informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
Mr.Milind Deora was replying to a question whether most of the mobile service providers have issued and are issuing their mobile connections in the name of life time free incoming call scheme whereas their licence validity is for a specific period of time.
“…any tariff plan presented, marketed…as having liftime or unlimited validity in lieu of an upfront payment shall continue to be available to the subscriber for the duration of the period prescribed in the plan,” Deora said. – Source ET.
Relating to this Lifetime validity mobile plan TRAI has already issued guidelines to protect the lifetime customers and operators are also prohibited from changing tariffs to dissatisfy customers during the validity period.