Art2ro Posted February 23, 2012 Posted February 23, 2012 http://ph.news.yahoo...-171610346.htmlBill seeks to regulate cellphone servicesQUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA–House Bill 5653 or the “Mobile Phone Subscribers Bill” seeks to mandate all telcos to provide prepaid and postpaid subscribers of their detailed service charges as a pro-consumer stance against unsolicited and blind charges.“Prepaid subscribers often are left blind as to how their credits were consumed, if they were indeed consumed at all prior to the load expiration, which in itself is a dubious practice,” Casiño said in a statement.“Postpaid subscribers meanwhile bewail a lack of transparency on the charges levied against them as found in billing statements”.The NTC continues to avoid resolving the alleged irregularities of the telecommunications providers and only vaguely uses the provisions of Republic Act 7925 or the Public Telecommunications Policy Act, especially on deregulation.With the passage of the bill into law, all telcos must file for a petition with the NTC to implement changes in market pricing of basic mobile services.With the passage of the bill into law, all telcos must file for a petition with the NTC to implement changes in market pricing of basic mobile services.The NTC would also set the minimum performance metrics for all services, including calls, text messaging, and Internet data.Under the bill, there should be no expiry of unconsumed prepaid credits and for calls made for only six seconds, the subscriber will be charged one-tenth of the usual minute charge.Prepaid subscribers must also be presented the detailed service rates seven days after the consumption of the last load. Unsolicited advertisements will be made illegal, according to the bill. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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