Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
According to reports from Informa Telecoms & Media, OTT application messaging has beaten SMS traffic volume – and to make matters worse for our dear old Text, this lead will double the performance of SMS by the end of this year. Are we nearing the end of SMS? Knowing is Half the Battle! OTT means [...]
Move over SMS, Voice is back with a vengeance! According to Globe, voice calls last December 24th, 25th and 31st, including that of January 1st of this year, increased by an average of 80% versus the same dates from 2011. In fact, New Year’s Day this year even reached a 90% peak increase. Troll: Are [...]
There’s always one guy (or a couple) who will go against the flow: between lessening the cost of regular SMS and doing a mass refund to subscriber who were erroneously charged – and siding with the telcos against the NTC, there will always be one guy. His name is J.A. de la Cruz and in [...]
The Telco Triad has formally asked the NTC to sound a general retreat on its order to reduce by 20 cents regular, non UNLI/promo SMS rates. The big three have also asked the NTC to take back its refund order. Troll: GREAT HAIRY STINKING BALLS! Smart Argues! Smart, in a motion for reconsideration filed with [...]
JV wants stiffer penalties for telcos that deliver subpar services! The good representative of San Juan has pointed out that the NTC is still using 1936 Commonwealth era statutes that are not in line with the times. A case in point: JV cites Section 21 of Commonwealth Act 146 which prescribes a penalty of no [...]
Anakpawis has joined the fray and has urged the NTC to force the telcos to immediately refund subscribers for overcharged, regular, off-net SMS! The Backstory That You Will Read About Over and Over Again: the NTC has ordered a reduction in the interconnection fees of off-net SMS by 20 centavos – thus, a regular SMS [...]