Globe Telecom has really had enough of companies, particularly the Caritas Health Shield Inc., which send unsolicited text advertisements to their subscribers that they’ve asked the National Telecommunications Commission to aid them in putting an end to this issue.
According to the Ayala-owned telco, they’ve received reports that their subscribers receive around five to 10 spam SMS on a daily basis which, unsurprisingly, caused a massive uproar from their patrons.
For their part, Globe Telecoms has already deactivated a total of 384 cellphone numbers, as of April 2014, which they’ve identified as numbers used by text spammers. But because companies can easily switch to a new SIM card, the telco is having a hard time to lessen the number of SMS spams being sent to their subscribers.
Froilan Castelo, Globe Telecoms’ General Legal Counsel and SVP, Corporate and Legal Services Group, said that the company will “continue to amplify our campaign until we have substantially reduced, if not eliminated, this problem”, but they’re going to need all the help they can get, particularly from NTC, to solve this problem.
“The clamor of customers to combat spam messages has become a matter of public interest so the NTC should use all its disciplinary powers against spammers like Caritas,”