Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
The NTC has declared that mobile subscribers have begun reducing their consumption of SMS and have started shifting to data supported applications for their communication needs. Troll: though the day will come when SMS will soon be replaced by IP based communications – the Troll is still confident that this will not happen in this [...]
Smart and Youphoric Labs have partnered and have launched an SMS API platform that will allow developers to launch apps with an SMS sending/receiving component (there are pre-defined SMS use-templates that a developer can subscribe to. Interested? Click THIS link and fill up a form!) Knowing is Half the Battle! WTF is an API? API stands [...]
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 [...]