Etisalat and du will be the service providers for the new SIM card
initiative, the first of its kind in the world.
These SIM cards
include free minutes and data, and will enable visitors to communicate with their families after arriving in the UAE, the ICA said after signing an agreement with Telecom Now.
The authority's announcement comes after General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai said tourists in Dubai can enjoy a free Sim card
, complete with complimentary talk time and data, on their arrival at the airport.
The CTD team also seized a large quantity of contraband material from their possession, including six laptops, 12 mobile phone scanners, three biometric machines, 400 forms with an NGO's insignia, two plain silicon ribbons, 1,700 SIM cards
of various cellular service providers, 1,000 fingerprints imprinted on silicon ribbons, three bank scanners, duplicate CNICs of 2,600 persons, tracing paper, one computer scanner and 3,100 jackets of activated SIMs of various networks.
According to him, if an agent engages in pre-registered SIM cards
and is arrested, the culpability in such a case will extend to other players in the SIM registration value chain including the super agents.
Earlier this month, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, backed proposals to have phone users register their SIM card
details to discourage trolling and bullying on social media.
The registration process requires the SIM card
holder to present their identification or passport, as well as have their fingerprints taken.
are a critical element in the value chain of mobile network operators (MNOs), and their security is non-negotiable.
Sheriffs from the Monrovia City Court confiscated equipment and hundreds of SIM Cards
from both network providers.
"This is a dangerous trend that jeopardises the security of citizens in the country and must therefore stop," said Dr Wangusi at a press briefing yesterday.The law requires telecommunications firms or their appointed agents to register SIM card
owners after noting down their full name, identity card number, date of birth, gender, physical and postal address.
The 250 somoni fee consists of 215 somonis ($23) connection fee, 35 somonis ($3.7) - transfer of SIM card
to balance of a mobile user.