Petition for FREE TEXTS in the Philippines!!!

@procne (80)
Philippines
May 23, 2008 6:38am CST
Thank God there is still some good in the news today. Philippine media or anywhere in the world for that matter seems to focus more on negative news. If being a third world country's not depressing enough, they plaster more bad news night after night. Until recently, the media was in a frenzy over a PETITION for FREE TEXTS here in the Philippines. Telecommunications networks like Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular refused to give comments until they get to read the petition. But I feel everyone's rooting for the petition to push through and gain positive results. I hear in other countries they don't charge extra for text messages only calls. So, why can't it happen here then? So unfair. It'll be hard though. Most Filipinos, especially students rely a lot on text messages. Networks get a big chunk of their money from the charge they get from text messages than for calls. WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAVE YOU WATCHED THE NEWS?
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4 responses
• Philippines
23 May 08
Yeah it's true what you said about sad news night after night. I haven't heard about the Petition for free texts news...It's the first time I've heard about it... I hope it pushes through though. That would be nice... And yeah, it's unfair..It's free in other countries, why can't it be in the Philippines? and the companies are earning quite a lot from it...I hope text messaging become free...!
@procne (80)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Yeah. It was aired on TV Patrol just tonight. So, you don't watch the news, do you? If I had the choice I won't. Haha. No choice though, my father has the last say. If texting becomes free, I'd get to save a lot.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I think some countries doesn't charge much to text messaging because they most often call than text.. Goodluck to us, if this petition pushes through. This has been going on for a few years now. Big Telecom companies surely won't like it coz the "big chunk of money" that they get would be lessened. For me, if they can't approve it to be free, at least lessen it than what they are charging us now..Say 1cent for every text? lol...All hell will break lose if this happens..
@procne (80)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Yeah. I get your drift. Filipinos are stingy, that's why they resort to texting even if most can afford to avail calls. These companies will get FAR less richer if they stop charging text messages. Other countries don't. My Tita in Canada don't pay for text messages. It's for free. Why can't Globe and Smart copy Sun Cellular's racket. Unlimited calls. If only Sun has more cell sites I'm sure almost everyone's gonna go buy a new Sun sim.
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
23 May 08
hahaha yeah i have seen the news i hope the telecommunication companies will agree on it..just bring some good news here in the philippines please just for a change.
@procne (80)
• Philippines
23 May 08
hahahah, yeah. we should. all these news about how corrupt our officials are and not getting enough of our taxes are just too depressing. if not corruption, there'd be stuff about calamities, price hikes and murder, blah blah. I guess it'll be hard though. they get a lot from text messages.
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Jun 08
i only heard this from my friends, i never watched tv because i don't have cable connections at home, i advice my provider to cut it off because i live alone and no one watched tv, i am prone to internet specially making money online, don;t have time to watched news. it is really a good news hope the government will help us that this petition will be granted. i am lazy to text so i am not affected much.