Posted by masseur
from this BBC article
The telecoms regulator in India has put a cap on the number of text messages which can be sent from a mobile phone.
Under the new rules, no-one will be able to send more than 100 texts in a day, officials say.
The ruling is expected to be a big relief for millions of mobile phone users who have to deal with dozens of unsolicited text messages every day.
Posted by idumbakumar
thats a good idea.... i usually get daily 10 junks at least.
Posted by ceaser2008
Yes it is true and from yesterday it has been implemented. Usually i get 15-20 spam sms via different companies, banks letting me know about the offers etc. They are sending either via paid internet sites or via mobile. We have different unlimited sms scheme provided by operators. They get the numbers from tele-service providers like vodafone, airtel, docomo, idea etc. It is big nuisance. In this cap, people with unlimited sms pack subscription also get restricted by 100 sms per day. I think they have restricted sms sent via free internet sites also. I myself have one account with one site. I use it to send sms across india. From yesterday, i think my sms are not delivering. What say idumbakumar? Did you get any sms from me from yesterday? Though i am not spamming. I just send some greeting messages, some jokes and some inspirational messages.
In addition, i've got one sms from my bank as well saying from 27th sept, i wont be getting any sms from bank about balance or any transactions. Because i have subscribed my number in National 'Do Not Disturb' (DND) service. Till now DND was stopping banks, companies spam sms but not the sms regarding your bank account. From yesterday everything is restricted. That sms was saying if i want to continue receiving information about my bank account, i need to stop DND service.
[ This Message was edited by: ceaser2008 on 2011-09-28 05:29 ]
Posted by tranced
Wow. I could say that I'm lucky. I get few undesired sms's. If India applied this policy, it was because there was an abuse from the spammers.