Loop Telecom to shut GSM services in 13 circles, except Mumbai

Reports coming in state that 6,000+ subscribers or so, who had opted for Loop Telecom's GSM services across 13 of the company's telecom circles have been notified that the company would be opting out of the market soon and hence they would have to move to another operator, reports Telecom Talk. The Supreme Court had only recently revoked several mobile service licences belonging to several companies operating in the Indian market, under the 2G verdict. Companies like, Loop Telecom, S Tel and Cheers Mobile /Etisalat DB were among many others, who had several of their licences cancelled and a major move as this follows the revocation of those licences clearly signifying that this decision by the SC dealt a major blow to the ambitions of these telecoms in the country. Loop Mobile subscribers in Mumbai, reportedly do not have to worry, since the CMTS licence for the Mumbai circle had been acquired in 2008 by Essar Group and Loop Mobile and therefore didn’t stand revoked. 

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According to the report, Loop Telecom has issued notices to 6,000+ of its subscribers across 13 of their telecom circles, namely - Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, North East, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar pradesh (West). The report further quotes Loop Telecom as saying that their customers are currently being asked to port out of their network to a network of their choice, at least before 30th April, 2012, while adding that by 15th May, 2012, Loop Mobiles would shut their services completely. Late last month, we had reported about yet another service provider in the country readying to move out of several of their operating circles and retaining only those with a subscriber base exceeding 5 lakhs. 


Loop Telecom GSM subscribers in the aforementioned circles can call MobileAssist at 198 (toll-free) or call 121 (toll free) for inquiry from your Loop Telecom phone or call 1800-2090888 from a landline for assistance. For porting out of the company’s services, customers can follow the procedure laid out by TRAI before 30th April, 2012. 

Published Date: Apr 09, 2012 03:34 pm | Updated Date: Apr 09, 2012 03:34 pm