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3.5 million S’poreans from all walks of life join hands to start their own 5th telco

3.5 million S’poreans from all walks of life join hands to start their own 5th telco

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They will own, subscribe and provide services for themselves, by themselves.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who no longer want to be held hostage by all three telcos Singtel, M1 and StarHub, have come together to form their own telco, which will potentially be Singapore’s fifth operator.

This after all three telcos have been offering to double mobile data caps in response to the potential fourth telco MyRepublic’s offer of S$8 for 2GB data per month, which shows they have been ripping off customers for years by overpricing their services.

One Singaporean, Soh Cher Lees, said all 3.5 million Singaporeans are going to band together to start their own telco and leave the previous telcos for dead: “Singaporeans will each contribute S$300 each, which is less than what we pay for our mobile data bill in a year, and pool together some S$1 billion in liquid cash to start our own telco.”

“This telco will then be owned by all Singaporeans, who will then still pay for a subscription to maintain the operations and hire people to work. But any excess funds will then be redistributed back to the people as no one person will stand to profit.”

“This will be an innovations-driven telco, and not one that is profit-driven by exploiting people.”

“This means we will no longer have to pay a fat cat CEO and management board millions of dollars in salary a year for no reason.”

“Singaporeans will get to own our own means of production and put an end to this rent-seeking capitalist pig mentality.”

Majulah Singtel.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Wednesday, 9 March 2016

 

 

 

 

 











Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

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Speculative invoicing made them feel violated and harassed.

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Hundreds of Singaporeans from all walks of life, who received unsolicited lawyer’s letters demanding they make a written offer of damages and costs for alleged illegal downloading, are applying for the recently instituted Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired to send out letters of demand.

This after United States company Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which owns the film’s rights, had identified more than 500 Singapore Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from subscribers of Singtel, Starhub and M1 where the movie was downloaded illegally.

They subsequently compelled the three major telcos in Singapore to turn over the names, IC numbers and addresses of subscribers linked to the IP addresses identified.

However, there might be a roadblock ahead.

One of the telco subscribers, who declined to be named, said he is applying for the Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired in Singapore: “I feel very harassed, molested and violated by this unsolicited letters of demand. This is speculative invoicing. Plain and simple. It does not constitute proof of any misdeed.”

“And with the Protection from Harassment Act in place in Singapore, we now have the law on our side to protect ourselves as citizens from unwanted advances of law firms and big motion picture companies.”

Previously, the Ministry of Defence had applied for the Protection from Harassment Act against a citizen, which led to citizens applying for it against the Singapore Armed Forces and MINDEF, as a counter-harassment measure.

 

Some suggested ways to use Protection from Harassment Act:

S’porean applies for Protection from Harassment Act against SAF after receiving multiple unsolicited IPPT SMS reminders, SAF100

Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS