China Mobile cancels subscriberâ€™s connection for misusing SMS service
Chinese mobile service provider China Mobile has said that they have cancelled the services provided to as many as 19,000 subscribers in a southern city for using text messages for fraudulent or criminal purposes.
The news media reported that these people used sms to get people to give out their financial information or remit money. This had become a tool for people to cheat mobile phone users nationwide.
These cancellations were carried out over the past six months in the Zhuhai city. This was followed by a government directive, which established a hot line for cellphone subscribers to report junk messages.
Yang Kaixiong, China Mobile’s chief manager for customer service said in a statement: “Once we get seven or more complaints for one number, we’ll cut of the function so it won’t be able to send any more harmful messages. If we receive more than 50 complaints concerning the same ISP, we instantly terminate the cooperation and report it to provincial headquarters.â€