10 Mar '11, 11am

Telcos required to offer chargeable-SMS barring service: Telcos are currently not allowed to charge for unsolici...

Telcos required to offer chargeable-SMS barring service: Telcos are currently not allowed to charge for unsolici...

More measures are coming up to safeguard consumers' interest when they subscribe to Singapore's telecommunications services. Parents who are concerned that their children may unwittingly subscribe to unsolicited chargeable SMS services, also known as premium rate services, PRS, will soon have another barrier in place to stop their children from incurring accidental costs. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) plans to require telcos to offer a PRS barring service so that consumers can have an option to block chargeable PRS. Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, announced in Parliament that IDA will be setting aside a prefix number to which mobile operators may migrate PRS over, to help parents better prevent their children from accidentally subscribing to PRS. Telcos are currently not allowed to charge for unsolicited services such as mobile ringtones, ...

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