SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major telecom operators — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — announced on Tuesday that they will launch an authorized notification text messaging service designed to turn paper mail bills and notices sent by public and private organizations into electronic documents and send them in a text message format.
Electronic documents sent in the format of the authorized notification text message will have the same legal standing as registered letters in light of proving the act of notification and delivery in accordance with the Electronic Document and Transaction Basic Act.
Authorized notification text messages can be sent to customers without the need to know their phone numbers.
Individuals can receive these electronic documents without the need to install a separate app.
Since the content of the text messages can be checked only through an identification process, they are safe from loss, leakage of personal information and other damage.
This service is based on an authorized electronic document relay system that the three telecom companies acquired.
The mobile carriers plan to install a separate authorized notification text message box within the basic text message box, as well as to operate a separate website for the management of the authorized notification text message system.
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