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Published on August 30th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti


Pakistan Tackles SMS Spam

PTA issued this warning in local newspapers (source: TGP). I see two good things here: First, the action to move agains the unwanted text messages and a number where people can call to register their concerns. Second, the ad copy is mostly written in urdu terms, avoiding unnecessary English terms about which we complained earlier. But note how Telenor becomes “Telenar” as written here.


Good start but this will require more work by PTA to clarify the “code of conduct” for sending sms. I hope that soon we will see some more information on PTA site about this initiative.

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4 Responses to Pakistan Tackles SMS Spam

  1. Afifa says:

    Nothing will happen….. They are so many other things they’ve committed and if they can’t fulfill those promises then why you ppl worry about this :D

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  3. Usman says:

    PTA has also advised the GSM companies to increase their sms messages prices. Because the main reason of Spam SMS is cheap rates of sms even some companies has UNLIMITED SMS in few rupees.

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