After coming back in Saudi Arabia I have received SPAM Marketing Messages from different company in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . The problem is that all messages are being sent in Arabic language that I could not understand. So obviously messages are not for us expats, but for Saudi and Arab speaking Nationals.
Those company should have a program to filter expats numbers. Furthermore it is better if Mobily, STC , Zain ( Saudi Mobile Carrier ) could have an option to block unnecessary marketing SMS messages. It is good that UAE will start filtering spam Message. I don’t know if SMART, Globe, PLDT has this kind of system being implemented in the Philippines.
The UAE TRA has confirmed that it has put in place a new policy to cut down on the amount of spam received in the UAE.
The first policy will focus on mobile SMS spam, with both UAE operators, Etisalat and du, required to gain consent from users before sending them marketing messages.
Good for UAE residents. So what do you think ? Are you also annoyed with this messages being sent without consent.
Just for information you may want to know on how to activate globe roaming while outside Philippines.