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Drive Against Spam Texts Intensifies

Communications Regulatory Authority says the fight against spam text senders has intensified and over 357,000 SIM cards were blocked for bombarding people with unsolicited text messages
Drive Against Spam Texts Intensifies
Drive Against Spam Texts Intensifies

Iran’s Communications Regulatory Authority said on Saturday it has blocked over 357,000 cellphone numbers of advertisers from November 2017-21 for sending annoying spam texts.
CRA's website said the fight against unsolicited ad senders has intensified and 357,526 SIM cards have so far been blocked.
Officials at the oversight body believe that the battle against such ad senders is far from over, as new SIM cards and companies continue to launch such publicity campaigns, IRNA reported.
Peyman Qaredaghi, a deputy head at CRA, said the cost of sending mass advertisements through text messaging is still very low compared to other means of commercial promotion. 


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