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Dear Pakistani mobile phone operators, do you have any shame?

RescueRanger

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All of these little things add up to really hamper the quality of life in Pakistan. I have no doubt our national productivity takes a hit because of all these inconveniences.
It’s because there is no real control mechanism - I remember in 2005 when bulk sms was just coming out - even then it was a curse. 6/7 messages every day when your phone could only store 12 messages in its history.
 

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So I am suffering with this problem since I bought a Pakistani mobile Sim card, but only recently started to getting annoyed with it.
I receive 4 to 5 advertisement messages from my mobile phone operator. Almost alway have to come and check out my message box in my mobile.
I never subscribed to such advertisements. Why I and other Pakistanis are shamelessly bombarded with such useless peace of annoying art? Can PTA do anything about it?
The worst ones are when they use system alerts for advertisements, a system made for emergency government announcements.
 

ahaider97

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I’m strongly considering reverting to a dumb phone - I still have my old Nokia 3310 somewhere 😂
Unless you are ditching the smartphone altogether, managing two phones will become a hassle on its own. Someone should sue the telecom companies for using emergency flash messages for advertising purposes, rest can be managed.
 

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So I am suffering with this problem since I bought a Pakistani mobile Sim card, but only recently started to getting annoyed with it.
I receive 4 to 5 advertisement messages from my mobile phone operator. Almost alway have to come and check out my message box in my mobile.
I never subscribed to such advertisements. Why I and other Pakistanis are shamelessly bombarded with such useless peace of annoying art? Can PTA do anything about it?
entire nation is facing the same problem.
 

Sinnerman108

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So I am suffering with this problem since I bought a Pakistani mobile Sim card, but only recently started to getting annoyed with it.
I receive 4 to 5 advertisement messages from my mobile phone operator. Almost alway have to come and check out my message box in my mobile.
I never subscribed to such advertisements. Why I and other Pakistanis are shamelessly bombarded with such useless peace of annoying art? Can PTA do anything about it?

Ok,
What you need to do is complain not to the operators, but PTA,
you may want to take on twitter, PTA has an official handle.

It is PTA's duty, as a regulator to ensure that such things don't happen,
What is more, is that if someone is selecting you to send an advertisement,
that means they have your data ( demographic and usage ) ,

Again this is something that the idiots at PTA should be regulating,

So, take on twitter and cc enough media to force them to respond.
 

Krptonite

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It’s because there is no real control mechanism - I remember in 2005 when bulk sms was just coming out - even then it was a curse. 6/7 messages every day when your phone could only store 12 messages in its history.
Does Pakistan have a Do No Disturb (DND) registry?

It's an effective legislative mechanism implemented here in India to counter this very menace.
 

Ghazwa-e-Hind

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You're talking about marketing messages,

My balance on all my SIMS disappears after few days and starts showing 0.

I have data permanently turned off but sill.

Everything in Pakistan has a mafia now

Water mafia, telecom mafia, land mafia, dairy mafia, poultry mafia etc.

Ok,
What you need to do is complain not to the operators, but PTA,
you may want to take on twitter, PTA has an official handle.

It is PTA's duty, as a regulator to ensure that such things don't happen,
What is more, is that if someone is selecting you to send an advertisement,
that means they have your data ( demographic and usage ) ,

Again this is something that the idiots at PTA should be regulating,

So, take on twitter and cc enough media to force them to respond.

PTA never solves a complain.

Consumer court might work, but never PTA
 

ahaider97

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You're talking about marketing messages,

My balance on all my SIMS disappears after few days and starts showing 0.

I have data permanently turned off but sill.

Everything in Pakistan has a mafia now

Water mafia, telecom mafia, land mafia, dairy mafia, poultry mafia etc.
When will this cycle of exploitation end? Will it ever?
 

fitpOsitive

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Look at these gentlemen. Sary din mobile ting ting ting
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Bezar kerdia Hai in logon nain.
 

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