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Dagdag-Singil sa Text at Tawag ng mga Telco sa Kalabang Network, Aalisin Na

Inaasahang mababawasan ang gastos ng publiko sa paggamit ng mga cell phones sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa isaโ€™t isa sa loob ng bansa, bunga ng hakbang na isinagawa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa panukala sa Senado na magpapatino sa mga telecommunication companies (telcos).

Sa period of ammendments ng Senate Bill 1636 na tinaguriang Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, ipinadagdag ni Lacson ang probisyon na nagsasaad na tanggalin na ang interconnectivity charges na ipinapataw sa mga cellphone users kung tatawag o magtitext ang mga ito sa telco na kalaban ng kanilang provider.

Isang halimbawa nito ay ang singil sa text o tawag na ipinapataw sa isang Smart subscriber kung kokontakin ang Globe user at ganoon din kung ang gumagamit ng serbisyo ng huli ay kokonek sa una, kahit pa naka-register sila sa tinatawag na unlimited package.

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To Give Consumers Fair Shake: Lacson Moves to Stop Telcos from Charging Interconnection Fees

To protect mobile phone subscribers, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson sought Tuesday to remove the burdensome interconnection fees charged by public telecommunications entities (PTEs) for calls between two different networks.

Lacson introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1636, the proposed Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, seeking to remove the interconnectivity fee or charge imposed by PTEs on mobile phone subscribers for domestic calls and SMS (text) messages.

โ€œWe are here to protect the consumers. And the consumer, not being made aware he is calling through a different PTE (public telecommunications entity), is helpless in being charged with P2.50 for mobile calls and 15 centavos for SMS,โ€ he said at the period of amendment for the bill.

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Lifetime Cellphone Number Bill: Sen. Lacson Seeks to Remove Interconnection Fees

During deliberations on Senate Bill 1636, which requires public telecom entities to provide nationwide mobile number portability to subscribers, Sen. Lacson sought to removeย interconnection fees or charges for calls or SMS made from one network to another. “We are here to protect the consumers. And the consumer, not being made aware he is calling through a different PTE (public telecommunications entity), is helpless in being charged with P2.50 for mobile calls and 15 centavos for SMS.”