Your Say, published every Friday, invites readers to express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the Editor.
Next week: Do you support a legal requirement to register SIM cards?
This month, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) decided to retrieve more than 10 million pre-activated or unregistered SIM cards. Pre-activated SIM cards have been registered by SIM card agents with virtual names and sold to customers.
In an effort to crack down on disturbing advertising or cheating messages sent by unknown phone number holders, the MIC asked SIM card buyers or subscribers to go to telecom firm branches and provide personal information to the service provider before the service is activated.
Many subscribers think it is inconvenient to register SIM cards, meanwhile, others keep complaining about nuisance caused by spam texts.
SIM card registration can help fight spam, but should it be made a legal obligation?
Are unregistered SIM cards legally used in your country? What are measures your country has taken to fight against unwanted mobile advertisements?
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