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Hundreds more illegal advertising phone numbers disconnected

Update: April, 07/2016 - 18:00
An additional 750 illegal phone numbers that annoy people by sending them advertisements will be disconnected this month. –– Photo
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI  — The Hà Nội Department of Information and Communications (HDIC) has asked local telecom providers to disconnect nearly 750 illegal phone numbers that annoy people by sending them advertisements.

Of these numbers, 414 belong to Viettel, 198 are from Vinaphone, five are owned by Vietnamobile and one belongs to VNPT Hà Nội.

The authorities have asked the telecom providers to report the results before April 15.

This is the 54th such order to be issued since 2010, and 9,415 out of more than 13,000 illegal phone numbers, reported for sending out spam advertisements, have been banned, according to a report released last week by the HDIC.

These phone numbers are used to advertise various services, including electricity and water pipeline repair, recruitment and Internet and cable TV installation, and they are posted on public walls and electricity poles, negatively impacting the aesthetic beauty of the city.

The city authorities proposed the Ministry of Information and Communications amend and supplement the regulations dealing with violations of this nature. — VNS



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