Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
A QC regional trial court has officially junked the petition of Jose “Joey” de Venecia 3rd that will force the telcos to lower the P1/text charging for regular/retail SMS. Judge Ralph Lee, Branch 83: “Paragraph 2 Section 4 Rule 65 of the Rules of Court provides that if what is involved are the acts of [...]
Yup, Digitel has formally defended itself against Joey de Venecia and his lawsuit that involves the reduction of SMS rates! Digitel lawyer quotable quote: “(De Venecia is) barking up the wrong tree.” Digitel lawyers told QC Branch 83’s Judge Ralph Lee that the company they represent is only engaged in landline and data services, which [...]
Jose “Joey” de Venecia III filed a complaint against the telcos for charging him P1.00/send for non-promo SMS despite an NTC order to lessen the rates by as much as 20 cents. Globe replied by pointing out that Joey pays a rate that is much lower than one peso for his text messages, and in [...]
The NTC ordered Globe and Smart/Sun to lower regular SMS rates last December through the reduction of interconnection rates. The telcos completely ignored the order. Now Bayan Muna’s star congressman, Rep. Teddy Casiño wants a refund, to the tune of P111M. Rep. Teddy Casiño: “The NTC should immediately sanction mobile operators who failed to comply [...]
The NTC ordered Globe and Smart/Sun to submit all SMS logs of subs who have been charged P1.00/SMS send starting from December of last year… And they have 15 days to comply. Dennis Babaran, NTC Legal Department Director: “The documents are very important before we make any decisions on the issue, so we can proceed [...]
It’s depressing – We may never see the day when regular SMS rates get reduced to 80 cents. The NTC has just concluded its hearing on the 20 centavo SMS rate reduction order which Globe and Smart/Sun did not comply with. The result: nothing was resolved. More bad news: the NTC thinks that the implementation [...]
Reduced Interconnection Rates is a bitch. Last December the NTC directed Smart, Globe and Sun to explain in writing within 15 days from receipt of a show-cause order why, despite the issuance of Memorandum Circular No. 02-10-2011, they failed to lower the regular SMS rates. Now the three are begging for more time to formulate [...]