10 Mar '11, 10am

Budget 2011: More protection against unsolicited SMSes, bill shock: SINGAPORE: Mobile phone users can look forwa...

SINGAPORE: Mobile phone users can look forward to more protection from unsolicited chargeable SMS messages and shocks from data roaming bills. This follows measures that are set to be rolled out by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). This was revealed by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Mr Lui Tuck Yew in Parliament on Thursday. He said the IDA had been studying key consumer concerns for the past six months. It intends to implement several measures to address them. First, it plans to require mobile operators to offer a barring service against unsolicited chargeable SMS messages, otherwise known as premium rate services or PRS, so that consumers have an option to block them. Such services include mobile ring tones, quizzes, information or game downloads. These can typically cost about S$3 for each message received. The IDA said it rec...

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