By Marie Kauna – EMTV Online
With sim deactivation just five days away, Minister for Communication, Technology and Energy, Sam Basil is urging all mobile users; Telikom PNG, BMobile Vodafone and Digicel, in particular, those who have not registered their SIM cards, to register them before the deactivation process begins.
Minister Basil who took time out on Monday afternoon to register his SIM cards with Digicel, BMobile Vodafone and Telikom PNG made this call for unregistered SIM card holders, to ensure their SIMs are registered.
Minister Basil said given twice the extension of the deactivation dates, mobile users have been given enough time to have their SIMs registered. With many issues resulting from the use of mobile phones, Basil says it is important all mobile users register, to enable respective authorities to monitor and keep track of mobile users going forward. With advancing technology exposing new ideas to the people from all different age groups, monitoring mobile users is one way social issues resulting from the use of mobile phones can be addressed appropriately. This, he says, is important and should not be taken lightly by the general public especially mobile users with unregistered SIM cards.
“To all mobile users with unregistered SIM cards, you have only five more days before all telecommunication companies, Telikom PNG customers, BMobile Vodafone and Digicel, will start deactivating all unregistered SIM cards. If after the deactivation date and you realise your SIM card is not operating, do not blame the telecommunication companies, the government and even the Communication Department, all the burden comes back to you for not registering your SIM card.”
Basil is appealing to all unregistered SIM card users to use these remaining days and have their SIM cards registered.