14 Mar '11, 8am

IDA directs MNOs in Singapore to allow consumers to opt out of #PSMS. Must be in place by 1st quart of 2012

IDA has required operators to provide consumers with the option of a PRS barring service, which will be free when activated for the first time. Once the consumer activates the PRS barring service, he will not be able to send or receive any chargeable PRS. This means that he can neither subscribe nor receive any chargeable PRS, and more importantly, not be billed for them, even in the event of accidental subscription. Parents will no longer have to worry about children who may be attracted to contests received via SMS and sign up for PRS without fully understanding them. To facilitate the provision of such a barring service, IDA will set aside a prefix number which mobile operators may migrate PRS to. IDA expects mobile operators to put in place the PRS barring service by the first quarter of 2012, so that operators have sufficient lead-time to iron out the implementation d...

Full article: http://www.ida.gov.sg/News%20and%20Events/20110314122636....

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