Mobile phone use to get costlier

Cost for mobile phone use will increase in the next fiscal as Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed to hike the duty on SIM card-related services to 5 percent.

Brief incoming for blocked SIMs

Subscribers using biometrically unregistered SIM cards will have their outgoing calls blocked after today, while incoming calls are likely to stay active for “a few hours”, according to a top official of a telecom operator.

Over 3cr SIMS not re-registered: Tarana

Tarana Halim, state minister for post and telecommunication, says 3.30 crore SIMs (subscriber identity module) are yet to be re-registered although the deadline expires Tuesday.

Unregistered SIMs will be disconnected May 1

The disconnection, which will be temporary, will accompany a warning that will give subscribers another chance to re-register within a specific period of time. But after that, defaulters will lose their number.

HC verdict on biometric SIM registration Tuesday

High Court will deliver Tuesday its verdict on a writ against biometric re-registration and registration for mobile phone’s subscriber identity module (SIM) cards.

Fingerprint Misuse / Tk 300cr fine proposed for operators

The cabinet yesterday assured mobile phone users that their privacy and safety would not be endangered after the biometric registration of their SIM cards.

HC questions legality of biometric SIM registration

The High Court has questioned the legality of biometric registration for purchase of mobile operators’ Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.

Legal notice seeks halt to biometric SIM registration

A Supreme Court lawyer serves a legal notice seeking a halt to biometric registration for subscriber identity module (SIM) cards of mobile operators claiming it violates privacy and has a potential malafide intention.

Biometric registration to stop crimes: Speaker

Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury says biometric registration of mobile subscriber identity modules (SIMs) will stop criminal activities using cell phones.

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

Unregistered SIMs will be blocked after Nov 15

Mobile phone users, who would fail to re-register their numbers by November 15, will have their numbers blocked, the telecom division says.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

Trial run of biometric SIM registration begins

The trial run of biometric registration system for mobile phone SIM cards has been inaugurated today.

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015

SIM re-registration starts Sep 13

Verification and re-registration process will continue for three months. Devoid of re-registration, a SIM will be blocked.