Etisalat announced on Tuesday that it has nearly completed the procedures to begin SIM card registration for its mobile phone users in line with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) ‘My Number, My Identity’ campaign.
As per the directive of the TRA, mobile phone subscribers in the UAE are required to update their profile in the operator database and ensure all SIM holders are the same as the registered owner of the SIM card. Customers will need to register their SIM cards by submitting an application form along with valid identification documents including the passport with valid residency, Emirates or GCC ID card. For business and government customers, the requirement is a valid establishment card.
Starting from July 17, Etisalat’s customers will be able to choose from over 100 points of sale across the UAE to process their SIM card registration. Registration of the SIM card is only required once, and all unregistered SIM cards will be cancelled once the registration period expires.
Commenting on the registration campaign, Saleh Abdulla Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat, said: “The ‘My Number, My Identity’ campaign aims primarily at providing the necessary protection to subscribers and enabling them to procure all services easily. Etisalat has fully harnessed its resources to complete this process successfully for its customers through its points of sale. This campaign is particularly important for subscribers because it prevents any unauthorised or criminal usage of SIM cards and helps in curbing legal or social violations besides reducing frauds that have been noticed during the last few years.”