Monday, August 22, 2011

Unsolicited Mail & Short Messages

I do not think that I am alone in receiving unsolicited electronic mails and short messages.

Despite the best efforts by internet service providers to stop their customers accounts being spammed, some unscrupulous still manage to wriggle in through the obstacles.

On this account internet service providers’ efforts taken should be admired.

However on the same note, the mobile telephone service providers instead use the facility to rake in more revenue in to their coffers, despite the subscribers’ protestation and dismay.

And the authorities’ inaction to stop subscribers receiving unsolicited short messages is puzzling.

I am sure; many like me keep their mobiles open 24 X 7 due to their various commitments but not necessarily to receive unsolicited messages at an ungodly hour.

Therefore; I believe that the authorities’ need to look at this issue earnestly and find a solution to the issue of mobile telephone service providers from spamming their customers without consent and at the same time making money out of it.

One amicable solution to this issue is to force mobile telephone service providers to share their spoils with their customers.

Every unsolicited short message received, his or her account will be credited with a certain amount of credit but not less than the amount the service providers charge their customers in return for availing the same facility.

Such regulatory frameworks are already in existence in many other parts of the world today.