Mobile owners: Register it or lose it

Mobile owners: Register it or lose it

Prepaid mobile phone customers must register their personal information with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC), under a proposal approved by cabinet Wednesday.

Deputy government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said cabinet had agreed in principle to NBTC’s scheme to order customers to register with the NBTC for security reasons.

Customers are required to register within six months of the measure being approved, or they will no longer be able to use mobile services.

The NBTC launched a registration programme under a national telecom regulator circular on Feb 1. So far, about 1.4 million users have registered.

The cabinet also has agreed to let the NBTC track the telephone usage of prepaid customers if they fail to register, he said.

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