National Information and Communication Authority

SIM cards to be sold at designated outlets

Chief executive officer of National Information and Communication Authority, Charles Punaha, announced that SIM cards will be strictly sold at designated outlets starting this week.

These outlets will register the cards upon purchase.

“We will publish a public notice advising the mobile service operators, sales outlets and general public that between now and April 30th 2018, new SIM cards will only be sold at outlets where SIM cards can be registered,” stated Punaha.

SIM card grace period to end soon

This was made known to this newsroom recently by Chief Executive Officer of National Information and Communication Authority, Charles Punaha.

Punaha said on April 30th, mobile network operators are expected to deactivate the unregistered SIM cards of their customers.

Punaha revealed Digicel PNG is yet to register 1 million customers, bmobile has an outstanding of 30,000 users not registered while Telikom PNG has to register its remaining 140 subscribers.