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PTA considers a Policy to block SMS Spam

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PTA considers a Policy to block SMS Spam

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is considering a policy to block Short Message Service (SMS) to stop SMS Spam.

PTA considers a Policy to block SMS Spam

  • Sources said that PTA has decided to terminate SMS service in case more than 200 SMS be sent in 15 minutes from any SIM card.
  • After such closure, customer will have to submit an Affidavit for re-opening of the service and the restoration will only be for one time.
  • A second time violation will end in a permanent SMS ban.

As PTA considers a Policy to block SMS Spam. So PTA has been taking measures for the stoppage of unwanted SMS for some time and this latest initiative my PTA is a result of customer complaints.

However, if sources are to be believed than this suspension criteria of 200 identical messages in less than 15 minutes could hit non-commercial but heavy SMS users as well.

 

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