Pond Island:— TelEm Group mobile provider, TelCell, is investigating use of its telecommunication network by a third party to send political messages to random TelCell customers, prompting the following message:
“ On Friday January 26th TelCell customers began receiving phone calls from number 5222859. When answering the call customers receive an automated voice system.
TelCell wants to assure all Valued Customers that no numbers have been given out to 3rd parties and that the company is therefore not responsible for these calls.
Technicians believe an APP is being used that randomly generates numbers and makes calls.
The mystery number is being used as a mask to send out broadcast messages from these automated or Robo-calls.
While telemarketing campaigns utilizing mobile subscriber numbers have been used in the past and is not illegal, TelCell is attempting to resolve this matter based on the number of complaints received from customers who do not appreciate receiving unsolicited calls.
TelCell is asking its customers to exercise patience and understanding as the company takes steps to see what can be done on their behalf.”
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28217-telcell-not-responsible-for-random-political-messages.html