MANILA -- Mobile phone subscribers will soon gain additional flexibility to choose their service providers after the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has directed the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to oversee a mandatory unlocking of mobile devices after their contracted lock-in period.
DICT has issued Memorandum Order 004, Series of 2018 this Friday which will allow subscribers to switch to compatible wireless service providers.
“Subscribers who have completed such lock-in periods and have no outstanding obligations on their subscription contracts can demand to mandatorily unlock their phones and devices on convenient sites, facilities and processes that will be provided by their respective wireless service providers,” the
DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said this initiative will encourage telcos to be innovative on services they offer to consumers.
“This is an additional Christmas Gift of this administration to the Filipino telco subscribers. While we empower the industry through the entry of the new major player, we are also pushing for pro-consumer measures,” Rio said in a statement.
The NTC is set to draft a Memorandum Circular for the appropriate rules and regulations and to conduct public consultations and hearings. (PNA)
Staying true to its promise of bringing the services closer to the people, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has opened its 67th branch in Agusan del Sur recently. “Napakalayong lugar ito kaya nga dapat magkaroon ng isang branch doon para mabigyan ng tulong ang ating mga kababayan...