House of Representatives yesterday urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to direct telecommunication service providers in the country to put an end to unsolicited caller tunes and its charges.
The House also mandated the committee on communications (when constituted) to liaise with the NCC and put to a halt to all unholy practises by service providers and report back to the House within 2 months.
In a motion entitled “need to check cases of unsolicited caller tunes, text messages and the associated charges by the mobile telephone providers in Nigeria” sponsored by Hon. Aliyu Sani Madaki contained that NCC act of 2003 mandates the commission to protect and promote the interest of consumers against unfair practises including matters relating to tariff and quality of communication services.
He lamented that mobile service providers in Nigeria started charging subscribers for caller tunes unsolicited in contravention of the NCC Act of 2003 adding that the choice of any caller tune does not attract any charges.