There’s a particular partylist legislator who have filed a bill that seeks for a lower cost of mobile phone services. It is known to be the House Bill 4380. He is Terry Ridon, A Kabataan partylist Rep. This is a news from Philstar.
According to him, said the said House Bill also mandates telecommunication companies to file a petition with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) before it will impose the adjustment price on the fees of the phone service.
It also seeks to the abolition of the interconnection fees for mobile phone services. He sais, “the telecommunication companies have already recouped their expenses for infrastructure and equipment that enable inter-connectivity.”
The bill includes telecommunication companies that should charge a standard rate of fees for mobile phone services. This is in accordance with the rates established by the NTC.
“Testament to this situation is the way telecommunications firms for the large part ignored the NTC’s memorandum circular that reduced the interconnection fees for text messaging from 35 centavos to 15 centavos per text, thus bringing down the cost of text message by 20 centavos,” he said.
The bill also mandates the NTC to impose penalties, sanctions against erring telecommunication firms, impose administrative penalties and suspend the all and soon to be applications for the adjustment of mobile phone services rate.
If this will push through, it will exactly benefit many people. From both a student, a businessman or those who are in politics. This will really be a great help for everybody.
At the moment, there’s no additional information regarding that bill. Let’s just wait for more updates on the news.