Ending SMS Spam: Part 4

Here are the three tech interventions that are needed for these solutions: Every SMS should sent have a clearly identifiable alphanumeric SenderID. Mobile numbers should not allowed as senderID, unless they are in response to a request originated by the user to that shortCode or longCode over SMS. This will prevent companies from putting arbitrary … Continue reading Ending SMS Spam: Part 4

Ending SMS Spam: Part 1

India has an SMS spam problem. Mint and Times of India have recently run front-page stories. And then, our Finance Minister got a ‘pesky’ telemarketing call in the midst of an important meeting, which triggered a missive to the Communications minister, which in turn cascaded to the TRAI chairman. The solution being proposed is the … Continue reading Ending SMS Spam: Part 1