Argentina launches prepay phone register to combat theft

Wednesday 31 May 2017 | 13:48 CET | News
Argentina has finally launched an official register of prepaid mobile lines with a view to combating the trafficking of stolen handsets, reports Clarin. Under the new rules, prepay users are required to validate their line by calling '*234#' to register their personal ID and answer some security questions. The system then crosschecks the details with the national citizen's register (Renapaper) and, once validated, the line can be linked with the mobile phone's IMEI. Existing users with a prepaid line have 18 months to validate their line, with the requirement already mandatory for all new

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Clarin / Claro / Enacom / Movistar / Personal
Countries: Argentina
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