What we need to fight text scams and stalkers ~ Pinoy Reviews

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Monday, September 8, 2008

What we need to fight text scams and stalkers

While mobile phones has made most of our lives easier, it also has been a source of problems for most of us. Because of mobile phones, SMS scams have proliferated, crimes using mobile phones have increased and stalkers have probably increased too.

Now in the US and Canada, there are services such as CallerBase wherein you can easily look up who owns a particular mobile phone number. This service is called reverse cell phone look up. If we have a similar service in the Philippines, text crimes would be deterred. The only problem is that prepaid phone users outnumber postpaid subscribers and the National Telecommunications Office have yet to require wireless networks to register their prepaid subscribers.