Airtel has managed to bag a handful of criticism by introducing the very infamous Airtel Zero Plan, A plan which is a clear violation to net neutrality. Flipkart teamed up with Airtel and joined the Airtel Zero plan, which is a big blow to Net Neutrality, but yesterday Flipkart has decided to pull out the deal with Airtel to support the net neutrality, the move comes from the fact that it faced bitter response from users for supporting the Airtel Zero program.
Soon after flipkart’s Announcements this is what Airtel Has to say:
- Airtel Zero is not a tariff proposition. The statement made by Flipkart regarding their decision not to offer toll free data service to their customers is consistent with our stand that Airtel Zero is not a tariff proposition, said the company. It says that it is merely an open platform for content providers to provide toll free data
- Allows any application or content provider to offer their service on a toll free basis to their customers who are on our network.
- Such customers whether on a data pack or not will therefore be able to access these toll free services free of charge.
- No site whether on the toll free platform or not under any circumstances is blocked, throttled or provided any form of preferential access.
- The toll free platform is open to all content providers on a completely non discriminatory basis and operates on the same principle as 1-800 toll free voice services.
- Airtel fully supports the concept of Net Neutrality. There have been some misconceptions about our toll free data platform – Airtel Zero. It is a not a tariff proposition but is an open marketing platform that