So, what does all of their valuable data tell us? Internet penetration rates may still be low across much of Central Africa and Southern Asia, but these regions are also seeing the fastest growth in internet adoption. Users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent year-on-year, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January The number of internet users in Benin, Sierra Leone, Niger, and Mozambique has more than doubled over the past year too.
Mobile phone spam is described as "mobile spamming", "SMS spam", "text spam", "m-spam" or "mspam". Criminality and law enforcement[ edit ] SMS spam is illegal under common law in many jurisdictions as trespass to chattels. In the US, violators face substantial costs.
They said this inand reiterated it in We concluded that this encompasses both voice calls and text calls, including Short Message Service SMS text messaging calls, to wireless phone numbers.
Section 13 of Data Protection Act and section 30 of Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations enable consumers to bring proceedings for compensation  for spam emails or text messages.
Legalization[ edit ] InClub Texting, Inc. Filtering SMS spam at the recipient device would be an imperfect solution in markets where users are charged to receive messages, as the user may still be charged for the message once the provider sent it, even if software on the device blocked it from appearing on the device's display.
This problem is not present in most of the world outside the U. Providers may fear liability should a legitimate message of an emergency nature be blocked.
Nonetheless, many providers voluntarily provide their subscribers technical means for mitigating unsolicited SMS messages.
Legal actions can be effective and remunerative. Another helpful SMS spam-reduction technique is guarding one's cell phone number.
One of the biggest sources of SMS spam is number harvesting carried out by Internet sites offering "free" ring tone downloads. In order to facilitate the downloads, users must provide their phones' numbers; which in turn are used to send frequent advertising messages to the phone.
Wording in the sites' Terms of Service intended to make this legal have not survived court challenge. Only messages sent to the alias are delivered; messages sent to the phone's number are discarded. A New York Times article provided detailed information on this in This extreme solution, however, is satisfactory only for those users who have neither the need nor the desire to utilize SMS at all.
The ICO however only have powers to act against SMS spam originating in the UK, and in the event Spam originates outside their jurisdiction they will forward details to an equivalent local regulator if one exists. Pro-active campaigns[ edit ] In Octobera network of solicitors in the UK called PIE Personal Injury Expert Lawyers launched a campaign on social media to rid their industry of text message spam.
Their feeling was that the use of unsolicited sms marketing was adding further damage to their industry's already poor reputation. The campaign focused on the fact that, under UK law, it is illegal for a solicitor to obtain business by unsolicited direct contact with potential personal injury clients.
This is the case even in the event that it is not the solicitor who makes the unsolicited approach. The campaign actively encouraged people to respond to the spam text messages.Measuring the future of mobile The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide.
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A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America or hand phone in Asian English, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
The radio frequency link establishes a connection to the switching systems of a mobile phone operator, which provides access to the public switched telephone network.
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