A Thesis Topic Proposal Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering College of Engineering, De La Salle University
In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
By Cu, Joshua C. Uy, Jeckson T. August, 2006
CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM STATEMENT
Background of the Study
Presently, there has been a world-wide spread use of cellular phones. Cellular
communication plays an important role in our daily life. It helps us locate and be in touch with another person in a remote location. Since the Philippines being a developing country 33% of our population is under poverty (Senate Economic Planning Office, 2005). Wireless Telecommunications Company offered prepaid loading option that is highly suitable in the Philippine setting. Subscribers purchase consumable credits for their account in preset denominations. These gave subscribers limited option to choose the amount they will load up. Then in 2003, telecommunication companies addressed that problem by launching a nation-wide auto reloading stations through a retailer SIM card that vendors can use to pass an amount of load as specified by the subscriber starting at an appreciable amount of money with an increment of one peso. This new prepaid loading service was introduced to capture the interest of budget minded Filipinos or blue collared employees that prefers to load up in smaller denomination. It is difficult for these people to purchase prepaid loads amounting to hundreds of pesos in one transaction because of their daily budget. That is why people are in a day-to-day basis of buying prepaid loads and a wide-spread of auto loading services nationwide. Subscribers can reload from a minimum of P25 up to a
thousand with a P1 denomination. Business people are attracted to this service because it is a low investment... [continues]
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