Bulgarian authorities mull limiting number of SIM cards

Wednesday 19 January 2011 | 17:32 CET | News
Bulgaria's telecommunications authority CRC's president Veselin Bozhkov is considering issuing a proposal to limit the number of SIM mobile phone cards to three per person, according to Bulgarian news agency Novinite. Speaking during an interview given to the local private TV channel bTV on 17 January, Bozhkov also said the number of SIM cards for companies will be limited to their number of employees. These statements come after a man identified as Sabko Muleshkov, who served jail time for fraud, recently purchased over 1,000 SIM cards and began offering them online in unlimited numbers without registering them. The cards were sold at a price between BGN 10 and BGN 50. In the beginning of 2010, after a request from the Interior Ministry, the regulator introduced a mandatory registration for prepaid mobile phone cards in a bid to stop the use of anonymous SIM cards in criminal activities.

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