Tag: SMSs

315 billion SMSs exchanged in 2012-13: PTA report

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Mobile phone users in Pakistan exchanged around 315.7 billion text messages between July 2012 and June 2013, a recently released report of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. According to the report, at least 865 million SMS were exchanged in a day during the stated time period. The year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68 per cent as compared to that in the previous year, however, the growth rate was lower. Taking the SMS per…Read More

Unwanted calls and SMSs

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AT 75 I am not in much need of a mobile phone. Still I maintain one to keep contact with my daughters. Apart from the very few calls and SMSs from my near and dear ones, I have been receiving SMSs for quite some time containing advertisements of the mobile company. Of late, however, not only their number has increased but unwanted calls are also being received. One can learn to live with unwanted SMSs because there is no urgency to open them, but when the bell rings for an unwanted…Read More

Pakistanis spend Rs 22.5b on SMSs

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s mobile phone users have been strictly affected with SMS addiction as they spent Rs 22.5 billion for generating 175.6 billion text messages in 2010.According to a report of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on SMS, the texting fever caused by the bundles offers and lowering charges of cellular operators on their networks that showed of 15.66 percent or 23.75 billion in 2010 compared with 2009 numbers.It said that an averaged mobile phone user exchanges 4.7…Read More

PTA rises to control unwanted SMSs

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STAFF REPORT IBD: In an effort to protect the rights of telecom customers in Pakistan, the telecom regulatory authority (PTA) has promulgated "Protection from Spam, Un-Solicited, Fraudulent and Obnoxious Communication Regulations 2009".The transmission of bulk messages to any person for commercial purposes is subject to express permission of recipient.PTA once again warns SMS marketing and advertising agencies not to send unwanted and fraudulent spam text messages or calls to mobile…Read More

Over 100b SMSs generated in Pakistan in 11

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a vital source of communication, but the civil society looks concerned over these packages as around 100 billion SMSs were generated in Pakistan in the year 2011 summing all cellular networks as a whole.This huge rise in the SMS traffic owes largely to the attractive and wide range of bundle packages being offered by all the operators, experts say.Presently, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly and even unlimited packages are being offered at…Read More