Telcos ordered to keep 'unli' promos during holiday season


Posted at Nov 15 2012 07:16 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2012 03:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The National Telecommunications Commission on Thursday ordered telcos not to suspend any unlimited call or text message promos during the holiday season.

In Memorandum Order No. 07-11-2012, the regulator said unli promos should not exclude December 23-26, and 30-31 of this year and January 1-2 of next year.

The directive was issued to ensure telcos will not be putting a stop to any offers or promos during the holiday season, during which they experience a high volume of mobile usage traffic.

Moreover, the NTC ordered telcos to undertake necessary network adjustments and maintenance in preparation for handling an expected increase in traffic during the holiday season.

Telcos were also ordered to deploy sufficient operation and maintenance personnel to ensure the reliability and availability of their networks at all times.