HCM City takes steps to fight phone spam

14:22 | 27/12/2015 Science - Technology

The People's Committee of HCM City has proposed limiting spam by tightening management of pre-paid subscribers.

HCM City takes steps to fight phone spam

The People's Committee of HCM City has proposed limiting spam by tightening management of pre-paid subscribers. — Photo ictnews.vn

The committee has submitted the proposal to the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications.

It suggested signing contracts with pre-paid subscribers similar to post-paid contracts that include official subscriber information. It also proposed that the ministry create regulations about the number of SMS message.

Many subscribers have numerous activated SIM cards under only one registered name.

According to the ministry's Information Safety Department, in the first 10 months of this year, telecommunications and mobile service providers stopped over 3.3 million subscribers who delivered spam. Despite this, telecommunications and mobile service providers have said they could not stop all spam.

Companies cannot discover unexpected messages and subscribers sometimes send the same message to their relatives and friends.

Late last year, the ministry issued an instruction to stop spam and illegal messages as well as strengthen information management. The instruction asked all telecommunications and mobile service providers to try to stop spam.

To support the instruction, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 15 this year said that all pre-paid subscribers must register with personal information similar to post-paid customers.

 

Source: VNS

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