Saturday, April 16, 2005

Carriers in Philippines investigated for SMS rumor

Wireless carriers in the Philippines are being investigated by a Congressional committee over accusations that they started an SMS text message rumor about an earthquake striking Manila.

The SMS hysteria started thursday, after someone said that an earthquake will hit Quezon City a few days after April 15. The followind SMS hype was created in order to boost the telco's revenue, since they made money every time someone sent a text message related to the supposed earthquake.


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