MPT Requests Customers to Avoid Purchasing SIM Cards Without Proper Registration

18 Jun 2020

(Yangon, 18th June 2020) – According to Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) regulations, only the official points-of-sales of telecom operators are authorized to sell new SIM cards to customers and as such MPT had implemented the “Activation after Verification” scheme  to ensure that MPT SIM cards are not being sold to our valued customers without accurate registration.

Furthermore, SIM cards cannot be activated without verification of proper identification to avoid any fraudulent activities and where each customer can possess a maximum of two SIM cards. Identification such as NRC Number for Myanmar Citizens or Passport for Foreigners is required to complete the SIM registration.

Pre-registered SIM cards previously sold in the market without accurate personal information and proper identification had already been placed under “one way blocked” status and scheduled to be terminated after 30th June 2020. As such, MPT would like to urge our valued customers to register their SIM cards without fail and also to avoid purchasing MPT SIM cards from shops or vendors who refuse to or unable to assist in customers with proper SIM registration process.

Moreover, any sales partners of MPT are strictly prohibited from selling SIM cards to customers without registration or selling pre-registered SIM cards in any case and should be aware that PTD has vowed to take serious legal action to the full extent of the law against any violators.

“I would like to reiterate that SIM registration is required by law and important to avoid malicious activities by criminals. Subsequently, MPT has been actively conducting SIM registration for our customers as per our well established ‘Activation after Verification’ scheme using various channels. Most importantly, I would like to remind our customers to purchase MPT SIM cards only from authorized vendors,” said Mr. Tetsunori Nagashima, CCO of MPT-KSGM JO.

Registering the SIM Card under their legal name and proper identification can help customers enjoy MPT’s services safely, securely and avoid malicious activity by criminals especially in mobile financial services. SIM Registration can also help avoid misuse and exploitation by scammers and fraudsters.

For more information, please call 106, visit the MPT official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage/ or MPT official website www.mpt.com.mm.