IOK residents surprised to receive two-month telephone bill » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents on fixed cellphone contracts were surprised to discover they had been billed for the two-month, which witnessed communications blackout imposed by India on August 05.

Mobile internet and broadband remained suspended on Tuesday as well as phones using prepaid SIM cards.

Shafqat Bukhari, a resident of Srinagar, told media that he was disgusted to be billed for the more than 70 days that his phone was unusable during the blackout. “They are charging us for the non-service period, which is not fair. Only incoming calls work. We’re also getting calls about pending bills for the period when the service was unavailable,” he said.

The postpaid users still found themselves locked out on Tuesday. They now have to ask friends and family outside Kashmir to help pay outstanding bills, as their phones services cannot be reconnected until the accounts are settled.

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