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It’s about time!

Posted by rom on February 12, 2005

It is about time that the National Telecommunications Commission notices the way Chikka is charging for its SMS services. I have blocked practically all requests to add my number on my friends’ buddy list primarily because of the way Chikka exploits the vulnerability of some cell phone manufacturers’ design flaw — that of only registering the last 10 numbers of the caller/sender to match it on the addressbook — and charging PhP2.50 per reply with the sender thinking that it only costs PhP1.00.

Anyway, I hope that NTC stands by its decision and mandate Chikka to only charge PhP1.00 per reply! 😀

And oh, I still don’t use it primarily because their Java client sucks and they don’t have any Mac OS and Linux clients.

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3 Responses to “It’s about time!”

  1. eClair said

    There is a group of people coming up with a Linux port for Chikka. I accidentally deleted my copy of it though. If you are interested in checking it out, you could drop by my blog and post a comment. I could easily ask for a copy of it.

    One thing about it though: it’s CLI based

    Clair
    http://clair.pinoyweb.net – all around blog, daily journal
    http://clair.free.net.ph – sort of tech blog

  2. eClair said

    The Chikka port is reverse engineered I think 🙂

  3. eClair said

    The Chikka port is reverse engineered I think 🙂

    I saw your blog on Erwin Oliva’s blogroll;)

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