An amendment of the Austrian „Kommunikationsparameter-, Entgelt- und Mehrwertdiensteverordnung (KEM-V)“ probably will become effective in October 2006.
A great part of this amendment is dedicated to the Premium-Rate-Services.
Among other things the following changes will become effective:
- Dialers from foreign countries are also forbidden expressly.
- Moreover clarifications concerning sms-Premium-Services are contained. In the future Chat-Services can only be billed mobile originated (mo). So only such sms that a user sends to a Premium-Rate-Number can be billed. Sms that the user receives from the Service Provider can´t be billed.
As a matter of course we will keep you informed!