Kottayam: After fish, pepper, cardamom and coffee, it’s now the turn of rubber prices on mobiles phones. The Rubber Board, under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has introduced a subscription-based service for providing details of daily rubber prices through mobile phone messages. Subscribers will get international prices by SMS at 11 am and the domestic prices at 4 pm every day.
This service is available for subscribers who register with the Rubber Board by paying an annual subscription of Rs.300/- (+ Service Tax) or a half yearly premium of Rs.150/- (+ Service Tax). Those interested in getting the rubber price SMS can send their requests with details such as name, address, pin code and their mobile phone number to the Deputy Director (Marketing), Market Promotion Department, Central Lab Building, RRII Campus, Kottayam-9 along with a Demand Draft in favour of Rubber Board payable at Kottayam. Please contact Tel. No. 0481 – 2354515 (Ext 302 / 341) for additional information.
News update (October 17, 2011)
According to a release from Rubber Board, few subscribers are reported to have experienced difficulties in getting the prices through SMS, after the Telecom Authority of India – National Customer Preference Register (TRAI NCPR) regulations came in force on September 27, 2011. The subscribers who experience disruption in getting NR prices through SMS are requested to de-activate the DND (Do Not Disturb) registration of their connection by contacting their mobile service providers. This can be done by sending a message to 1909 in the format STOP DND. It will take seven days to de-activate the DND registration after sending the request.
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