ZICTA teams up with mobile phone companies to update SIM card info

THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has partnered with three mobile service providers to conduct a cleanup exercise of registered subscriber identification module (SIM) cards to address incorrect and incomplete information.
The authority is working with Airtel, Zamtel and MTN Zambia to provide verification to all registered SIM cards to avoid been de-registered.
According to a statement availed to the Daily Mail recently, subscribers that encounter problems with their SIM card registration, should immediately contact their respective service providers for amendment.
“In partnership with the three mobile subscribers, the authority has commenced a cleanup exercise intended to address unclear photos and other identity cards, incorrect and incomplete information. All SIM cards deemed to have any of the problems highlighted above will be permanently de-registered if not corrected by February 29, 2016,” ZICTA has said.
The authority also urges traders and consumers to stop selling and buying pre-registered SIM cards as it is an offence.
ZICTA has also appealed to the general public to partner with the authority by reporting anyone selling pre-registered SIM cards to the police.
“We wish to inform members of the public that selling and buying pre-registered SIM card is an offence and punishable by law, anybody found doing so shall be arrested and prosecuted,” the authority says.

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