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MTN Ghana blocks 4.8 million users

MTN Ghana blocks 4.8 million users

Ghana News
MTN Ghana blocked 4.8 million subscribers who failed to re-register their SIMs with the Ghana card. The move is in compliance with the directive from the National Communications Authority. According to the telecom giant, its subscriber base decreased by 6.3% to 26.8 million at the end of 2023. MTN Ghana blocked 5.4 million SIMs that were not registered with the Ghana card as of May 31, 2023. Six hundred thousand SIMs of the blocked cohort were however re-registered. The NCA through the telecom operators in October 2021 embarked on a nationwide re-registration of all SIM cards using the Ghana National ID card. The exercise was completed at the end of May 2023.
NCA to deactivate and remove active unregistered SIM cards today

NCA to deactivate and remove active unregistered SIM cards today

Ghana News, Headlines Today
All active and unregistered SIM cards are to be deactivated and removed today [May 31] due to a directive from the National Communications Authority (NCA). The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful announced the commencement of the re-registration of all mobile SIM cards on October 1, 2021, and the exercise was expected to have lasted for a period of six months but was extended several times for tangible challenges faced by SIM card users. Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had earlier explained that the re-registration exercise was to rid the country’s cyberspace of fraud, monitor and track down persons who use their phones for criminal activities. The Vice President’s comments were corroborated by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George ...
SIM Card registration: Telcos start blocking subscribers in phases

SIM Card registration: Telcos start blocking subscribers in phases

Ghana News
Telecommunications companies (Telcos) in the country have begun blocking SIM cards of mobile subscribers yet to register their SIM cards. The exercise is in compliance with a recent directive from the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization. The telcos are AirtelTigo, MTN, and Vodafone. “On November 11, 2022 the Ministry announced some measures to be implemented by Operators. Since the 20th of November 2022 our members have been blocking data services for all subscribers who have only completed stage 1 (linkage to Ghana Card) but not stage 2 (biometric capture) of the SIM registration process, as directed by the Ministry”, a statement from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications said. “The Chamber is encouraging all subscribers who have acquired Ghana cards but are yet to c...
SIM cards not registered completely to be deactivated on Nov. 30 – Communications Minister

SIM cards not registered completely to be deactivated on Nov. 30 – Communications Minister

Ghana News
SIM cards that have been linked to Ghana Cards but not done the second phase of registration will be blocked from accessing data services on November 20 and completely deactivated on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, announced this in a statement issued on Friday, November 11. She said an announcement will be made on measures to accommodate persons who do not have Ghana Cards to register their SIM cards. This is expected to take place after ongoing consultations have been completed, she noted. Currently, a total of 30,011,082 SIM cards have been linked to Ghana Cards, thereby completing the first phase of the registration process. As of November 9, 20,892,970 subscribers had completed both the linkage and capt...
All unregistered SIM cards to be blocked for 2days each week till September ending

All unregistered SIM cards to be blocked for 2days each week till September ending

Ghana News
From Monday, September 5, 2022, mobile network subscribers in Ghana who have still not re-registered their SIM cards and has done only stage one re-registration will start receiving punitive actions including the blocking of all their outgoing calls and data services for 48 hours (2 days) per week. This will be done in a sequential batch of numbers on a rotational basis weekly as a second punitive measure. The first punitive measure includes re-routing of all outgoing calls for a message to be played before all calls go through everyday. This is part of punitive actions the National Communications Authority (NCA) has communicated to all Mobile Network Operators (MNO) for them to institute against users who have still not re-registered their SIM Cards beginning Monday, S...
Self-service App In The Offing, Ghanaians Abroad To Use Their Passports – Minister Reveals

Self-service App In The Offing, Ghanaians Abroad To Use Their Passports – Minister Reveals

Africa News, Ghana News, International
Ghanaian nationals living overseas will now get the opportunity to register their SIM cards as the Ministry of Communications extends the deadline for the SIM card registration.The Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, making submissions on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo'', revealed that the Ministry is creating a Self-service app to enable Ghanaians abroad to register their SIM cards.She expounded that, by this app, the data of all Ghanaians abroad will be collected.''Those with Ghana cards can register their SIM cards using the app whereas those who haven't acquired their Ghana cards yet will be notified via SMS and other text message platforms to register for the Ghana card as soon as they return to Ghana.''On registering the SIM cards while overseas, the Minister noted th...
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