Last day for non-compliant mobile phones

ISLAMABAD: Today is the last date for non-compliant mobile phones to remain operational without service interruption, a notification said.
 
 
All mobile devices including non-compliant (having SIM/IMEI functionality) active on Pakistani mobile networks till January 15 2019, will remain operational without service interruption, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). “Non-compliant mobile devices will be paired with user’s mobile number,” it added.
The PTA issued guidelines to check the status of your mobile device, kindly dial *#06# from the dialer of mobile device, after receiving each 15 digit IMEI number (dual SIM), send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to short code 8484.
Earlier, as per directives issued by the government regarding extension in timeline for registration of mobile devices under Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS), all mobile devices which are already activated on cellular mobile networks within Pakistan by January 15, 2019 shall remain operational without service disruption.
“Even non-compliant devices in operation prior to this date will be tied to these numbers and will remain operational till the useful life of the device,” the PTA said.
PTA developed/established Device Identification Registration & Blocking System (DIRBS), in line with Telecom policy 2015, issued by Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, section 9.6 with the aim to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone usage, discourage mobile phones theft and protect consumer interest.
All Pakistani mobile device users wishing to know status of a device can send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to 8484.
The status of the mobile device can also be checked via PTA website link www.dirbs.pta.gov.pk or by downloading DIRBS android mobile application. For further details: visit PTA website (https://www.pta.gov.pk).

2 Comments

    1. In our opinion the authorities are verifying IMEI number. Any device having IMEI number has to go through verification process. You better to consult to relevant authorities about Tabs.

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