I guess it was inevitable. Inq7 reports that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may lift the moratorium on commercial text messages.
I await (with a sense of dread and apprehension) the memorandum circular, which may be released “as early as next week,” according to NTC Chairman Ronald Solis.
I wonder what prompted the NTC to agree on this. My guess is that the NTC was pressured by both the mobile phone companies and content providers, since text spam can bring revenue to the former and more business to the latter.
I just hope that we consumers have the option to “unsubcribe” to these text spam. And I hope that the mobile phone companies charge us extra to obtain a “spam-free” service.