Vietnam has extended the deadline for PrePay subscribers to register their account details before unregistered SIM cards are disconnected by the networks. The extension has been agreed to as there are still a significant number of unregistered SIM cards active on the mobile networks.
MobiFone has extended its deadline to 5 January and VinaPhone continues the registration until January 6.According to MobiFone, it had opened 15,000 counters across the country, registering 20 million subscribers. That leaves around one million unregistered yet.
The ministry has decided that individuals will only be allowed to subscribe to three phone numbers from each mobile service provider without registering. Deputy Director of the ministry's information department, Nguyen Xuan Tru, said there are around 100 million mobile subscribers in the country, 90 per cent of them using pre-paid cards.The ministry has ordered the companies to submit the registration data on January 10, 2009.
Source: Cellular News