Mobile companies must not expire prepaid minutes credit as of Friday | Bangkok Post: business

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NBTC sets SIM card deadline

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has set a Friday deadline for mobile operators to start properly registering prepaid SIM cards and scrapping the expiration date on prepaid mobile credits, or face tough fines and other penalties. 

The resolution was reached Monday at a meeting between NBTC commissioners and mobile operators' representatives.

The watchdog threatened to double or triple the fine currently imposed on the operators if they failed to comply with the rules, said Takorn Tantasit, the NBTC's secretary-general.

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