With 5 days to go, I ask, have you registered your SIM card yet? Don’t forget per the National Communication Authority’s directive, all SIM cards which have not been registered by close of day, June 30 2011 will be deactivated. This means that from July 1st 2011, only SIM cards that have been registered will be able to make and receive calls. This applies to data sim cards too.
The exercise, which begun on July 1st 2010 according to the National Communication Authority is ’to enhance the personal safety of subscribers; eliminate fraud and crime made possible by the use of mobile phones and to give consumers permanent ownership of their mobile numbers’.
If you are not sure if your SIM card has been registered or the registration is one of the 30% invalid registrations, just send an SMS with your SIM card’s (phone) number to 400 (for free) on all networks and you will receive confirmation of your registration.
It is not difficult finding a registration point in your neighbourhood. Just present either your Driving License, National Passport, National Health Insurance Card, Voter’s ID Card or National Identification Card and your SIM card to be registered.
Go on, register your SIM card and stay connected!