The Government of the Republic of Zambia issued the Statutory Instrument No. 65 of 2011 relating to the Registration of Electronic Communication Apparatus Regulations. The coming into effect of this law has made mandatory the registration of all SIM cards by mobile phone operators in Zambia. The purpose of this is to regulate the ownership and use of SIM cards for legitimate purposes.
Any existing customer that does not register their SIM card risks deactivation after a date soon to be advised.
All new customers will be required to register their SIM on purchase. MTN Zambia launched this exercise on 23rd July, 2012.
To conduct SIM card registration, the customer must do the following: