Does IDA receive bribes from telcos???!!! Telcos allow 'pre-paid' to 'post-paid' conversion because post-paid plans are more profitable (higher-priced) but IDA says :"IDA notes that all the mobile operators already offer switching of pre-paid services to post-paid. IDA does not currently foresee a compelling reason to require the operators to offer a service that allows switching in the other direction.": do telcos like to offer ex-IDA staffs C-suite/ cushy directorship jobs: thus the bias in IDA's policies towards telcos profitablilty???!!!: why speak of number portability benefits if the underlying purpose seems to be maintaining telcos profitability???!!! Surely there must be some solution for those not keen on there current telcos packaged deals to stick to their old plans (with rebates attached and not discontinued) or else have the option to downgrade to 'pre-paid' plans whilst retaining their old HP numbers.
Instead of relying on biased and one-sided surveys: IDA should phrase the question as such: "if I am short of cash and a 'pre-paid' plan becomes more suitable for my needs: I should have the option of downgrading to a pre-paid plan having satisfied any existing post-paid subscription obligations.": if the IDA places citizen's interest and welfare FIRST that is.
Is the true reason for number portability that of increasing telcos post-paid user base of contracted users since the switch is only ONE WAY???!!!
Even the last line of IDA relpy shows that IDA staffs treat telcos as their true employers: "We note your feedback and will be sharing with the service providers for their consideration. Thank you." So much for probable telco's sponsored golden parachutes, Singaporeans have earned themselves a raw deal.
Originally Posted by agent007bond (Nov2014)
Thread source (HWZ): What IDA told me about Caller ID and Postpaid-Prepaid Porting [spoiler: same old story]
I emailed IDA:
IDA replied (after two weeks):
What Singaporean civil servants/ Ministers are primarily concerned about:
|"If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communication and Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discuss policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister's ideas and proposals. Hence, a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity."|
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