Mobile number portability bill clears bicam

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THE BICAMERAL conference committee approved on Tuesday the mobile number portability bill, permitting the retention of phone numbers by users that switch providers.

Both House and Senate representatives on the committee agreed to include provisions of the Senate version which removes interconnection charges or the added fee imposed by mobile networks for calls and messages across various networks.

They also set a deadline for the transfer process of 48 hours. — Camille A. Aguinaldo