In effort to further intensify its campaign against spam/scam text messages, Globe is currently testing out a new automated SMS filtering mechanism that blocks unwanted messages from reaching its subscribers.
In a statement, Joel Agustin, Globe SVP and Head of Service Management Division, Network Technical Group, said that the new filtering system has managed to block at least 10,000 spam and scam messages during the course of the testing phase.
He adds that the technical team manning the filtering system is looking to add more postpaid subscribers in the coming days. No mentions of prepaid subscribers though.
Once identified as a constant source of spam/scam messages, the reported number will be temporarily deactivated, disabling the data services, as well as both voice and SMS in the process. The ban will only be lifted if the user can show a proof that they are not a spammer.