While Net Neutrality activists continue to oppose any differential pricing regime, saying it would amount to curbs on freedom of choice to access Internet, Facebook has launched a massive campaign to project its Free Basics platform as a tool to spread web connectivity.

An analysis of a record 24 lakh comments, received by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to its consultation paper on differential pricing for data services, shows that 18.94 lakh replies are in support of Free Basics, of which 13.5 lakh views are through '@supportfreebasics.in' and without the senders' individual e-mail IDs while further 5.44 lakh comments have come from '@facebookmail.com'.

On the other hand, the Net Neutrality campaigners have submitted 4.84 lakh comments through forums like 'Save the Internet'.

Besides, there are comments from telecom and Internet service providers, industry bodies and individuals. The telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications and their respective associations have supported differential pricing for data services, while Internet service providers have opposed the plan.