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Buying SIM card may need 2 guarantors

posted by Shwetha M R on 8:56 AM |                      >> 0 Comments

Buying SIM card may need 2 guarantors


Home ministry has suggested that DOT come out with strict guidelines that make it mandatory for SIM card vendors to take instant photographs of new customers using web cameras

If the home minstry has its way,a person wanting to buy a SIM card will have to provid the names of two existing mobile phone customrs as gurantors- on the lines of opening a bank account- before he gest the connection. This will be in addition to other requirements like identity and residential address proof. This is among several measures suggested by the home ministry to the department of telecommunications (DOT) in its bid to stop terrorists from using mobile phones to launch attacks n the cuntry by using it to trigger blasts and aiso to keep in touch with each other. These and other issues were discussed at a meeting convened by the home ministry with chief secretaries and plise of states here on Friday.........

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