Thai Networks Scrap Expiry Dates on PrePay Credits
Published on: 22nd Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Thailand's mobile networks have been ordered to drop the expiry date clause from prepay credits applied to accounts pending a policy decision from the telecoms regulator the NBTC.
The regulator is considering a standard expiry of phone credits, but had yet to make a decision, so in the meantime it has ordered the networks to make all credits effectively immortal.
The mobile networks are also being required to collect the identity of customers when they buy a fresh SIM card as a possible prelude to mandating ID collection for all prepay accounts.
The regulator has threatened to fine the networks if they do not comply with both requirements after sending compliance warning letters to them last week.