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Relince fraud — CDMA Tab

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Last year around Diwali, Reliance Communications had launched its 3g Tab priced at Rs.12,999. What it willfully concealed that this tab was GSM as well as CDMA, as is apparent from its brochure as also the settings option inside the tab. But Reliance Communications, like other communication companies in India, is least consumer friendly. Misleading consumers for its marketing strategy, causes no ripples in its board room nor affect the poise of its illustrious chairman. At the launch of CDMA it is claimed:

” The 7-inch capacitive touch screen Tab with Android 2.3 OS (operating system) from Reliance Communications comes with a 512 MB RAM and micro SD external storage. Weighing 397 gram, it has a 2 MP rear camera and a front camera. The company, which launched 3G Tab last year, is offering a free 4 GB SD card with the CDMA version. The device supports up to 32 GB storage. The CDMA Tab was, on Monday, launched in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. (See http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/gadgets/article2988770.ece)

All the above features are the same as in the Tab launched as 3g. In fact the tab is Sim locked as against the carrier lock which means that the Sim on which the tab is activated is the only Sim on which it will work. In fact the Reliance by misleading the people as well as Competition Commission by showing the same product as two different products, has successfully committed the unfair trade practice which is not permissible in law. All this while Competition Commission of India and TRAI are found napping.

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About Sandeep Bhalla

A lawyer, thinker, author, Linux/Ubuntu power user but often an economist or gardener or philosopher or cook or photographer depending upon the current thought and environment. View all posts by Sandeep Bhalla

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