Over 1.28 Million Unregistered SIM Cards in Kenya Deactivated, CCK

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CCK1 Over 1.28 Million Unregistered SIM Cards in Kenya Deactivated, CCK

CCK claims that more than 1.28 million unregistered SIM cards have been suspended by the 4 mobile services operators from service since the deadline of the registration exercise.

Safaricom leads the pack with 800,000 unregistered SIM cards already off-air. Yu and Orange have suspended 290,000 and 120,010 unregistered lines from service, respectively. Airtel on the other hand has switched off 70,830 unregistered SIM cards.

CCK Director General Mr. Francis W. Wangusi attributed delays in disconnection of the more than six million unregistered SIM cards to verification of registration data received from mobile line dealers and agents countrywide.

“The verification exercise is quite involving as the mobile operators have to ensure that no registered mobile line is suspended from service,” said Mr. Wangusi.

Mr. Wangusi said the overriding aim of the registration exercise is to achieve total compliance. He made an appeal to those who have not registered their lines to do so within the 90day period before their SIM cards are permanently de-activated.

Below is the up to date data:

 Operator Registered subscribers Suspended subscribers Short code to check registration status
Airtel

3,877,475

70,830

*111*7#

Orange

2,106,250

120,010

*232#

Safaricom

17,200,000

800,000

*232#

Yu

2,353,106

290,000

*444#

Total

25,536,831

1,280,840

As of 28thDec 2012

24,785,327

New registrations

751,504

 

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