Mobile Number Portability (MNP) allows customers to retain their mobile phone numbers even after switching network providers or changing subscriptions from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa. MNP is being implemented by TCI or Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. (TCI), a joint venture formed by DITO, Globe, and Smart to enable number porting services in the Philippines in compliance with [...]
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The Office of the President (OP) has officially launched the 8888 SMS/Text Service, an additional communications channel at the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center (8888 CCC).
The 8888 SMS Hotline will allow citizens to raise their concerns, complaints, and grievances on graft and corrupt practices of government officials and/or employees; slow and inefficient delivery of government services [...]
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PLDT Inc. has officially surrendered its 3G frequency to the government, in compliance with the request from National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
The surrendered frequency is to be allocated to the new player in the telecommunications industry. The 10 MHz 3G frequency was formerly owned by Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises Inc. (CURE), which was returned to NTC as part of [...]
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Following persistent public protest, the House of Representatives is now retreating from its plan to impose a five-centavo tax on text messages two weeks after approving it for plenary voting on Sept. 8.
The panel agreed to conduct more hearings and approved the motion of Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez [...]
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The Ways and Means committee of the House of Representatives approved last Tuesday a bill proposing to collect a five-centavo excise tax for every text message sent.
Antique Rep. Exequiel Javier said the committee agreed to a proposed tax on text without the "no pass-on provision" being insisted by Ilocos Sur Rep. [...]
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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has picked Globe Telecom Inc. as the most reliable and efficient mobile phone service provider in Metro Manila, based on their benchmarking study.
Tests were conducted last year (Sept. 17 to Oct. 6, 2008) by NTC engineers on three cellular service operators [...]
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