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20,000+ Annoying Mobile Ad Senders Suspended

20,000+ Annoying Mobile Ad Senders Suspended 20,000+ Annoying Mobile Ad Senders Suspended

As part of a move to curb unwanted and annoying text message ads, Iran’s Communications Regulatory Authority has blocked 21,733 mobile phone numbers since November 2017, when an automated monitoring system was launched.
Through the system, people can file complaints with the CRA against the ad sender by sending their phone number to the communications ombudsman via text message. People can simply send the ad senders’ number to 195. The regulator receives the complaints and blocks the number after issuing warnings if the advertising company continues sending the crap that many consider as spam.
CRA Director Hossein Fallah says the cost of mass advertisement through text messages is significantly low. The ombudsman is planning to curb the number of such adverts by cracking down on firms indulging in the method which for long has become a nuisance.

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