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Prepaid Registration Gets Easier

Several major mobile phone dealers in Butterworth have resorted to a faster way to register prepaid phone users to meet the registration deadline this Friday.

They have collaborated with Maxis to provide online registration using computer software and MyKad readers.

Full Communication Sdn Bhd technician C.C. Teoh said the card reader would display the applicant’s name, address, MyKad number, race, religion, date and place of birth on a computer screen.

“We will then key in the customer’s mobile phone number twice on to the system and submit the registration online to the Maxis website.

“This software can also be used to register Maxis users with- out MyKad, especially the foreigners.

“For this, we will key in their details, including his passport number and local address,” he said at his shop in Chai Leng Park yesterday

Come Saturday, all unregistered cell phone numbers will either be suspended or terminated.

The Government had made it compulsory for prepaid users to register themselves because of fears that irresponsible or subversive people could use a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM card) and they would remain untraceable.

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Teoh said about 5,000 prepaid mobile phone users had registered at his shop using the online registration system since it was available last month.

“Our shop’s operating hours has been extended till midnight this week as we have been registering an average of 100 customers a day,” he said, adding that manual registration was done for non-Maxis users.

Vengkat Telecommunication Sdn Bhd operator M.K. Ramesh said many prepaid mobile phone users were still in the dark about the need to register themselves with their respective service providers.

“While several existing pre- paid line users have come for- ward to register, it is more of the new customers who are not aware of this ruling until we inform them.

“We have special form to register them using the details from their MyKad.

“We would then submit these forms to our main dealers, who would send them to the different service providers,” he said. -TheStar

The deadline was yesterday. Unregistered prepaid numbers will be suspended(only can receive call). These numbers has 14 day to register before the number gets fully terminated.

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