It is compulsory for all mobile network users to get their subscriber identity module (SIM) cards registered with their network companies, a bmobile-Vodafone representative says.
Port Moresby sales promotion officer Andrew Julius when doing SIM registration at The National office yesterday with his team said bmobile-Vodafone was also complying with the SIM Card Registration Regulation 2016 requirements, just like other mobile network companies, to get all its users registered.
“As much as possible, we would like to register all our users before the end of this year as according to the regulation all unregistered SIMs will be deactivated after January 2018,” he said.
Julius said they were going around in teams of four or five in the city (Port Moresby) setting up stalls and doing registrations in business houses.
“We have visited Nasfund and registered their staff, BSP last week we had a massive SIM card registration for both their staff and customers where Digicel and Telikom were also present,” he said.
“They also had road teams travelling out to remote centres and villages in the city to make sure everyone was registered.”
Julius said the SIM card registration was a nationwide process that was currently happening in other centres as well.
“Apart from SIM registration, we are also doing our Red-X promotion where, if people have a damaged phone whether its screen is cracked or if there is any other damage can bring the phone to us and trade it for K29 and get a new Red-X phone,” he said
Julius said the promotion was open to any mobile network phones.