Back in July, we told you told that Apple's iPhones faced a risk of getting banned in India if the Cupertino-based tech giant didn't allow Indian government's TRAI DND app on its App Store. There are reports that claim that an average person receives up to 10 unwanted calls and messages in a single day.
Apple avoids ban on iPhones in India by allowing TRAI’S DND app on iOS
According to a new report from Telegraph, more than 700 apps - including Sogou, a Chinese alternative to Google, and Pinduodo, an online retail app - were removed from Apple's App Store for the Chinese market on Tuesday. While privacy concerns have been raised, the app does promise to offer some resistance to the problem of spam calls and text messages in India. To avoid this, users with the app can report those calls and messages which will then be blacklisted by TRAI by putting them into a "do not disturb" registry.
But it does seem that the TRAI-DND app approved by Apple uses the spam reporting mechanism that Apple recently introduced in the iOS 12. Now Android users didn't have to worry as Google had already allowed the app on its Play Store. Complaint registration SMS will be sent to toll-free number 1909. A report from local sources in China states that Apple earned more than $2 billion Dollars in the last quarter of 2017 through the App Store in the country. Registering a mobile number on TRAI DND app may take up to seven days and users need to send an SMS to a toll free number after selecting the segments they don't want unsolicited communication from.