Only nine days left to register the SIM card in Biometric way. This is a must to all SIM card users in Bangladesh. Whoever fails to register his/her SIM card by this time frame will face an autometic SIM block and can’t further use it. State minister for post, telecommunications and information technology Tarana Halim warned that, the deadline will remain unchanged.
However, there are about 13.32 crore active SIM cards in Bangladesh. From there about 6.34 crore SIM cards has been successfully registered. It seems almost impossible to register another ober 6 crore SIMs in the remaining 9 days. Moreover, about 1 crore SIM cards couldn’t be registered as the fingerprint and the given information didn’t match! Some also faced difficulty in giving fingerprint as not all the fingerprint reading machines around the country are working as expected.
How to complete biometric SIM registration?
You will need:
- Your active SIM card
- National ID Card
- 1 copy passport size photo
- Your own fingerprint
- Fill up a form given by the registerer
The easiest way to complete the registration is to go to your SIM operatiors customer service point with all the mentioned documents.
Mobile operators are concerned of great loss
Since the biometric process has started, mobile operators are losing about 1 million users a month. Last 3 months 2.8 million active SIM card has been deactivated. Operators think that, after the deadline is over, about 3 to 4 crore SIMs will still not be registered and if government deactivates them all, they would lose a huge amount of business. As a concequence, goventment will recieve much less tax from this highly growing sector.
Public security over business
Government is concidering the security of the people over the loss of some business. In today’s world of technology, communication via mobile phones greatly help organized crime. Therefore, the goventment wants to come one step forward and take necessary steps.