14 Mar '11, 11pm

Phone bills: IDA signals tough action: The mother of two boys aged 12 and 10 said this was because her sons are

These new measures are aimed at protecting customers against unwanted mobile charges due to roaming services and enhance transparency in the industry. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN HOUSEWIFE Katrina Peh gets nervous every time the phone bill arrives, because she does not know what to expect. The mother of two boys aged 12 and 10 said this was because her sons are always downloading and subscribing to mobile services such as ringtones, games and quizzes without her knowledge. But from the first quarter of next year, Ms Peh, 37, can rest easier. That is when customers will get an option to bar unwanted messages touting such charged-for services. While details are being worked out, one way of achieving this would be for such services - known in the industry as Premium Rate Services (PRS) - to come with a prefix code that will signal to users just what they are, and make it easier ...

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