Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby lurcio » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:38 am

I had my Metfone SIM turned off a few months ago and had to take my passport to the office to get it turned on again. The stupid thing is that I bought it there originally (albeit many years ago) and had to produce my passport then but they had never bothered to record or 'lost' the info. Also when I check now it is still not registered to me but some random Khmer.

To check Metfone registration call *200# to get into the Registration Menu and option 1 (Search) to check recorded info for your SIM.

My Smart SIM is in my GF's name and I was sent an SMS to go to the office to verify the recorded name. I took my passport and explained that she had bought 2 SIMs with one digit difference and they said they couldn't change it from her name but that it was alright and it wouldn't be turned off.

To register your Smart SIM online go to https://simreg.smart.com.kh/ and follow the instructions.
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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby Bertros » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:06 pm

lurcio wrote:I .

To register your Smart SIM online go to https://simreg.smart.com.kh/ and follow the instructions.
just checked my number with the smart link here (thx!). worked great and had it registered under my name. I guess I reg.d it when I got the sim card. they took my ID when I bought it (passport card, not passport) and entered what they needed to. I got the SIM when I arrived at airport in aug. nice to see system works! BTW, ignore the note about adding +855 or 010 to your number. I just added a 0 (zero) then the number proper to get it to work.


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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby kiwiincambodia » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:14 am

Two Months On, SIM Card Crackdown Fizzles

by Aisha Down and Khy Sovuthy | January 5, 2017

Citing threats to security and the potential for terrorism, the government pledged to ensure that every active mobile phone SIM card in the country was registered by the end of October last year.

Yet it took a reporter all of 30 minutes on Wednesday to buy $2 unregistered SIM cards from all three major providers. Two out of three—Smart and Metfone—were easily activated and used to make calls

“Just put a dollar on the phone and you can call anyone,” said a man in a pink shirt selling secondhand mobile phones out of a glass cabinet north of Wat Phnom.

The man, who said he had about 20 to 30 customers a month, only had Cellcard SIMs available as he’d run out of the others, he said. The card brought up the message “SIM registration fail” when put in a phone.

A purveyor of used watches near the riverside said, without looking up from his cart, that he hustled both Metfone and Smart unregistered sims.

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two- ... es-122987/
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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:24 pm

Sim card sellers face crackdown
National Police officials have promised tough action against those who sell SIM cards without copying buyers’ national identity cards, saying the practice may have a dangerous impact on society.

Chea Pov, director of the National Police’s counter-technology crime department, confirmed the strict measures yesterday, saying that authorities will not pardon anyone selling SIM cards without making a copy of the buyer’s ID.
“This action affects social order and is contrary to the law as well,” he said.

Mr. Pov added that officials would use measures to send those people to court if they are found secretly selling SIM cards to customers without requiring national identification.

Last week, National Police officials cracked down and arrested nine people for questioning who had sold SIM cards without requiring ID.

“After questioning all of them, we continued to arrest a 10th person who is the mastermind and head of SIM card distribution. We have already prepared the case for court,” said Mr. Pov.
He said this was the first time National Police officials had arrested anyone for the crime. Previously they just issued guidance to people and let them go.
Mr. Pov appealed to all citizens to cooperate with authorities by telling police if they know or see someone selling SIM cards without copying buyers’ ID cards...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35713/ ... crackdown/
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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby taabarang » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:50 pm

OK folks put your phones and passports on the table and don't nobody leave this room said the man in charge of suppressing the color revolution.
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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:53 pm

Thailand, not Cambodia, but...

Thailand scraps plans to track foreign tourists with SIM cards

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commision has scrapped a controversial plan that would require foreign tourists to use a special SIM card that would enable the authorities to easily monitor their whereabouts.

The plans, which were first announced last August, would have required all mobile operators to add location tracking software to SIM cards, which would enable the authorities to access all user call data, private messages and location information.

Mobile operators would then be forced to sell the special SIM cards to any foreigner who wanted to access local mobile services.

The authorities originally touted the move as being in the interest of national security and said a person would only be tracked should he or she overstay their visa or become a criminal suspect.

However, in its first public hearing held on Tuesday, the plan was met with fierce criticism, the Bangkok Post reported, saying it “could lead to a potential threat to travellers’ privacy”.

There were also concerns from the Tourism and Sports Ministry that the scheme could severely damage the tourism industry.

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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby Luigi » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:36 pm

Vietnam not cambodia but just bought sim from Vietel official office in Da Lat. All they asked for was some Dong.
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Re: Last call for unregistered SIM cards.

Postby Username Taken » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:46 pm

^^ You should report them to the competent authorities.
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