Cutoffs loom on unregistered SIMs, says ZICTA
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has reminded mobile users that the deadline for SIM card registration still remains December 31, 2013, as was announced by Hon Minister of Transport Works Supply and Communication Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga , MP, on August 22, 2013.
In a statement issued this week, ZICTA noted that once the deadline has passed, the following measures to effect deactivation will be taken;
1. No SMS facility after 31st December 2013
2. No Voice services after 15th February, 2014
3. All services will be deactivated after 31st March, 2014 and the SIM card may be sold to another consumer on demand.
ZICTA said it should also be noted that Mobile Phone Service Providers are no longer allowed to sell activated SIM cards. Consumers have to go through the SIM registration process before they can purchase any SIM card.