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PRRD signs law making mobile numbers ‘portable’

  • PRRD signs law making mobile numbers ‘portable’

    By Azer Parrocha February 19, 2019, 5:35 pm

    MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law that will allow mobile users to keep their numbers even after they change service providers or subscription plans.

    Duterte signed the Mobile Number Portability Act (Republic Act. 11202) on Feb. 8 but was released to media on Tuesday (Feb. 19).

    Under the law, all qualified subscribers should be provided with Mobile Number Portability (MNP) completely free of charge and information on MNPs including its features.

    “The basic premise behind a nationwide Mobile Number Portability system is to promote consumer welfare as it fosters the freedom to choose and to respond to quality, price, and other relevant considerations without the consumers having to change their mobile numbers whenever they change mobile service providers or subscription plans,” the law read.

    It is also meant to encourage mobile service providers to compete with each other to provide consumers with the best overall value that they can offer.

    This way, it would encourage technological innovation that will stimulate even greater demand for telecommunications products and services and lead to a virtuous cycle of economic growth.

    Whole article on:<click here for link>
    RA 11202:<click here for link>

    -- edited by logbi77 on Feb 19 2019, 09:46 PM
  • When I worked for a UK telco account, I became accustomed to hearing SIM swap, port in and port out. This was back in 2014.

    Di ko lang alam kung Pinas na lang ang hindi nagpapa-transfer ng mobile number from one provider to the other, until this law in 2019.

    Naiintindihan ko yung gusto mangyari ng mga local provider na kaya may certain prefix na assigned ay para alam mo na ang 0917 etc ay Globe/TM at ang 0918 etc ay Smart/TNT at ang 0922 etc ay SUN.

    Dahil sa batas na ito, ano na kaya mangyayari sa mga network only promo tulad ng minutes of calls or texts to Globe/Smart?

    Yung LTE upgrade while keeping the same number, matagal na ba yun? Lately ko lang kasi nalaman.
  • I think those promos will stay, pero we can expect na mago-offer na ng mga promos ang telcos with calls to ALL networks with long validity.

    Speaking of which, nagreact na ang TNT at nago-offer na sila ngayon ng Unlicall to ALL networks na may validity of 30 days.

    Surfsaya allnet 319
    Unlicall/text to ALL networks
    2GB data
    200mb/FB per day
    Valid for 30 days

    <click here for link>

    Si Globe naman nago-offer na ng Allnet30, kaso valid lang for 1 day although may gosakto naman sila na kung saan pwede kang mag register ng allnet call with longer validity.

    -- edited by logbi77 on Feb 20 2019, 01:15 PM
  • sulit yang surfsaya promo a... makabili nga mamaya to try :D

    EDIT:
    mas sulit pala SurfSaya199, same 30days at unlitext

    -- edited by cloud08 on Feb 20 2019, 08:27 PM
  • Dapat naman talaga mawala na yung limitations na may call/text allocation within certain networks lang. Dapat lahat ng call/text to all networks na. Anyway, habang tumatagal naman mas dumadami na gumagamit ng internet based calls and messaging kaya nababawasan na din consumption ng simpleng calls/text.
  • In an interview, DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said telcos requested for six months to conform with Republic Act 11202 or the Mobile Number Portability Act.

    “They were asking for six months, which is quite reasonable. The first transfer will be six months from now. Around January 2020,” Rio said.

    “Of course it’s reasonable because you will not be able to transfer a mobile number to another provider if their platform it is not ready,” he added.

    <click here for link>

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