- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a measure that can make “qualified subscribers” keep their mobile phone numbers for good
- The mobile phone numbers will be made portable that can be kept even if the subscriber will change the carrier
- The law also stated that the process should be free of charge and must not take more than 48 hours
President Rodrigo Duterte has recently signed into law a proposed measure seeking to allow “qualified subscribers” to keep their phone numbers. KAMI learned that with the new law, phone numbers will be made portable for free.
However, it has not been clarified yet who are the “qualified subscribers,” as stated in a report by CNN Philippines.
According to a report by Inquirer, the Mobile Number Portability Act authorizes the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to implement the guidelines about the newly signed law. NTC is also given the power to award up to P40,000 per subscriber for the damages.
Under the act, the telco companies must allow their subscribers to keep their numbers even though they will be changing service providers or subscription plans. The process must be free of charge and must not take more than 48 hours.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, the law also stated that telco companies who will refuse to comply might face up to P1 million worth of fine and revocation of the firm’s franchise to operate.
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