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Posts Tagged ‘SIM cards’

  • According to the UCC, a number of unregistered SIM cards are remaining active (image: Shutterstock)

    Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    September 3, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), a number of unregistered SIM cards are remaining active despite their service supposed to have been shut off during the registration period earlier this year. The UCC has called on mobile phone...

  • Telecel Zimbabwe communications and branding director Obert Mandimika (image: Telecel)

    Telecel urges registration of SIM cards

    August 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecel urges registration of SIM cards

    Telecel has urged all subscribers with unregistered SIM cards to have them registered by Friday this week to avoid being disconnected. “Any subscriber with an unregistered SIM card risks disconnection if he or she has not registered the line before August...

  • Airtel’s new roaming service for travellers

    April 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel’s new roaming service for travellers

    Global telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’) has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which is expected to ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling. The newly introduced service will further enhance communication...

  • Uganda: media attempts to block UCC

    February 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: media attempts to block UCC

    The Observer in Kampala reports that the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda Chapter (HRNJ-U) has taken legal action against the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) regarding the switching off of unregistered SIM cards. HRNJ-U has reportedly filed...

  • Ghana – mobile operators deny breaking SIM rules

    January 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana – mobile operators deny breaking SIM rules

    In a battle between telecommunication operators and Ghana’s telecommunication regulator, mobile phone companies in the West African country have denied any claim by the National Communications Authority (NCA) that they broke SIM registration regulations....

  • MTN Ghana ordered to stop selling SIM cards

    December 4, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Ghana ordered to stop selling SIM cards

    In a move that has sent shockwaves across the telecom sector in Ghana, the country’s regulator, Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has ordered MTN’s local entity to stop selling SIM cards immediately. The move has left many questioning if...

  • Kenya – mobile users warned to keep it clean

    October 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya – mobile users warned to keep it clean

    As the country prepares for national elections next year, authorities in Kenya have warned mobile phone users and those using social media that posting or sending “politically divisive” or “inciting messages” could result in a fine of Sh1 million or...

  • Nigeria clamps down on fake SIM cards

    September 27, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria clamps down on fake SIM cards

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a tough stance against dealers of fake SIM cards in Abuja, as the NCC and security operatives made several arrests in connection with people fabricating and printing fake SIM cards with fictitious...

  • MTN Nigeria, NCC take hard line against pre-registered SIM cards

    July 12, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria, NCC take hard line against pre-registered SIM cards

    Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) will be taking a hard line against the sale of pre-registered SIM cards to mobile phone users, with the help of mobile operator MTN Nigeria. The operator said that it is committed to eliminating the problem and is...

  • Uganda urging citizens to register SIM cards

    January 17, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    The Ugandan government has urged its citizens to ensure that their SIM cards are registered ahead of an upcoming deadline, in order for services to be uninterrupted. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) made the appeal on Monday as they attempt to have...

  • Vodacom to protect customers from fraud

    September 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom to protect customers from fraud

    Mobile service provider Vodacom has unveiled a new step to protect its customers from cellphone fraud by automatically locking a SIM card if any irregular call activity is detected. Vodacom stated that they saw an increase in the number of cases relating to...

  • Vodacom de-registers SIM card fraudsters

    August 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom de-registers SIM card fraudsters

    Vodacom is de-registering approximately one million inactive SIM cards as part of a series of steps to help improve the effectiveness of the RICA Act. On 1 July 2011, the requirement for the de-activation of all unregistered SIM cards as per the Regulation of...

  • Norton launches mobile security for Android

    July 29, 2011 • EnterpriseComments Off on Norton launches mobile security for Android

    Norton Mobile Security allows users to protect their mobile devices and information. If your mobile device is lost, stolen, or its SIM card removed, you can remotely disable your mobile device to prevent thieves from using it or accessing your private...

  • 10 million South Africans may go offline

    June 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 10 million South Africans may go offline

    ABOUT 10 million South Africans connected to SA’s four mobile networks may be switched off on 1 July 2011, due to unregistered sim cards. As the RICA deadline looms, a majority of the population’s  personal details have not been registered by the...

  • Uganda to register mobile SIM cards

    April 30, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda to register mobile SIM cards

    The Ugandan parliamentary committee on ICT has urged all Ugandan operators to register their subscribers’ SIM cards within six months, in accordance with a new Communications Bill. The process will be coordinated by Uganda Communications Comission, said the...

  • Tanzania gives subscribers deadline to register SIM cards

    July 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzania gives subscribers deadline to register SIM cards

    TANZANIA has given mobile phone subscribers until the end of the year to register their SIM cards. This comes a few weeks after South Africa began registering its subscribers in a move aimed at reducing misuse by fraudsters...