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Public urged to register their SIM cards before September ends

At least 11 million prepaid mobile phone Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards have yet to be registered, said the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC).

Secretary-General of the NBTC Thakorn Tanthasathit has made the remark, reminding the public that beginning on October 1st onward, the mobile phone numbers linked to the unregistered SIM cards will be reallocated. It is estimated that the funds remaining in these unregistered SIM cards is worth about 110 million baht.

Owners of unregistered SIM cards can ask for refunds or transfer it to other numbers at their respective service providers from now until the end of 2015.

The office has warned the owners of those cards to do so before the authorities terminate the service at the end of September.

Currently, 74 million prepaid mobile phone SIM cards out of the existing 85 million have been registered, representing 87 percent of the total prepaid numbers.




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