Smart backs renewed push for SIM registration amid spike in text scams

Smart Communications Inc. hasn’t given up on the passage of the SIM card registration bill as it expressed continued support for the measure. This comes as Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate public services committee, urged members of the incoming 19th Congress to immediately pass the bill to effectively prevent text scams. The bill […]

Smart joins gov’t in purging spam messages: Global syndicate behind text scams

PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications is one with the government in combatting the scourge of spam texts. Smart is backing the move of the National Telecommunications Commission, the National Privacy Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to investigate and stop the proliferation of text scams. From October 21 to November 20, Smart […]

DTI pushes for SIM card registration

The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the registration of prepaid SIM cards in light of a recent text scam using the names of some government officials.