TRA’s new scheme to help protect subscribers from fraud and misuse of their SIM cards.
Just out of the queue for your EID card? Well, get ready to be in another one. TRA has announced that every mobile phone user in the UAE must register their SIM cards in the next 18 months in order to continue receiving services from their provider.
The scheme, called “My Number, My Identity”, is designed to help protect subscribers from any fraud and other misuse, and also easily help track a stolen or lost phone. Users can register their SIM cards by either showing their passport or National ID to any du or Etisalat service station.
According to TRA, the programme is now up and running, and it is upto the local telecom providers to notify users of the programme either through text message or phone call.
“Registration will be a very easy process and there will be a number of reminders before any phone could be cut off,” a TRA official said.