Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) introduced a new SIM activation method in collaborate with the all Cellular Mobile Operators of the country. This is a new era of mobile subscriber authentication and authorization which will eliminate the need of paper documentation at the sale points by automating the Pre-Sale procedure thereby linking it with already automated Post-Sale procedure called 789.
As per new SIM activation method customer will have to present his/her original ID card at the time of purchasing new SIM. Retailor will bind this ID card number with the SIM, which will be duly verified when customer will call at 789 for SIM activation. This procedure will also eliminate the chances if illegal sale of SIMs by unregistered sales channels.
The new system shall not only help to eliminate the misuse of CNIC copy but also facilitate in keeping real time record of sale of SIMs thereby enabling track of sale channels in case of any misuse. Moreover, transition of existing Cellular Subscriber Agreement Form (CSAF) to e-CSAF will help to maintain an authentic subscriber’s database.