India cap on text messages to thwart telemarketers

Posted in: Spam at 28/09/2011 19:28

The telecoms regulator in India has put a cap on the number of text messages which can be sent from a mobile phone.

Under the new rules, no-one will be able to send more than 100 texts in a day, officials say.

The ruling is expected to be a big relief for millions of mobile phone users who have to deal with dozens of unsolicited text messages every day.

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Indian regulator sets 100-text limit to curb mobile-marketing nuisance
Mobile phone users in India have been banned from sending more than 100 text messages a day as part of a clampdown on nuisance telemarketing in the subcontinent.

The Indian telecoms regulator said the new rules, which come into force on Tuesday, should end the dozens of unsolicited text messages received daily by Indians. India has the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, with more than 700 million subscribers.

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