INQ7.net reports that Globe Telecom has filed a complaint against a group operating an illegal VoIP relay service.
The service works by bypassing the existing (licensed) international gateway facilities and routing phone calls through the Internet by VoIP. While this is, IMHO, a cool idea, I do believe it is still illegal to operate such a service in the country.
The Singaporean nationals and their Filipino employees are now in custody of the Philippine National Police, facing criminal charges.
And so it starts. The telcos are flexing their muscles in an all-out war against VoIP. But how long wwill it take before VoIP finally becomes the communications vehicle of choice among Pinoys? I think it’s just a matter of time. After all, you can’t beat free (or cheap, for that matter).