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Friday, November 7, 2008

One piaster every body

One piaster every body, one piaster for each SMS !
I guess this is a good reason to start my blog again ...

Yea, that's the new way of sucking our money! The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (wezaret tantheem qe6a3 el e6esala6?) is now taking one piaster for each SMS delivary report you recieve, so go on and disable those! You don't need an SMS delivary report, believe me it will get there!

UPDATE: (source Jordan times) , hooray :D , anyway it still sux ! like, if it didn't violate that law, it would have been there , and no body would reject! Cheers.

Mobile phone operators to stops charging 10 fils per SMS delivery report

AMMAN (Petra) - Mobile phone operators announced on Thursday that they will stop charging subscribers 10 fils per SMS delivery report as of Sunday. The decision was announced during a meeting yesterday headed by Minister of Industry and Trade Amer Hadidi and attended by Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Chief Commissioner Ahmad Hiyasat and representatives of the Kingdom’s four mobile operators. The decision stipulates that each operator should individually decide how to address the issue in the future in accordance with the competition and telecommunications laws. The fee considered a violation of the competition law, according ministry’s competition directorate.

11 Comments:

  • I never used delivery reports anyway :P

    and also i hate it when i finish reading an sms this comes out "reply requested"...
    please all of you who now me don't request a reply when you send me an sms, if i don't wanna reply, I DON"T WANT TO REPLY!!

    By Blogger Mizo, At November 7, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

  • I don't have such feature in my mobile* ;)
    *my mobile: motorola C200

    By Blogger aboSamoor, At November 7, 2008 at 3:14 PM  

  • well, I'd say, you too are lucky !
    and yea mizo, reply request sux! sometimes when i reply to someone message it is never delivered because he requested a reply ! I dunno why !

    By Blogger Death artist, At November 7, 2008 at 3:16 PM  

  • Kind of pathetic they were charging for such service. Here in Egypt Vodaphone charged for checking your credit before, then they gave up finally and made it semi-free (the bastards still charge you).

    Greedy big companies...

    By Blogger Random, At November 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM  

  • yea right, forgot about that :P they used to charge for checking credit using the flash message service, but if you called , do they charge you or not ?

    By Blogger Death artist, At November 7, 2008 at 6:31 PM  

  • well ,when it comes to me i don't even use SMS :D, it is less expensive for me to make a phone call (ya m god Bless umniah), but this is really , like really really greedy, what a shame !!!

    good thing they stopped such a rash act , and welcome back my friend ;).

    By Blogger Asal, At November 7, 2008 at 7:28 PM  

  • lol ! seems no body uses that service except me :P , now i know why the government decided to stop that tax, its not efficient :P

    thanks mate (:

    By Blogger Death artist, At November 7, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

  • Delivery report is not really me thing.. but this kind of sux

    By Blogger SaRaH, At November 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

  • I am disappointed guys, no one sues delivery reports ? , how do you manage :P

    By Blogger Death artist, At November 19, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

  • i was under the impression that most ppl in Jordan use sms because its so cheap.
    Here messages are very expensive compared to calls. It's around $0.25 depending on the plan. so, people rarely use it.

    By Blogger a different perspective, At December 2, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

  • wow, that's expensive :S, SMSs can be very useful, for status updates, quick information .. i dunno, where do you live ?
    I believe there are many services that provide free SMS in the US.

    By Blogger Death artist, At December 2, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

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