Tags : SIM Card


SIM card registry a necessity, says Isoc

The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) has stressed the importance of registering mobile phone SIM cards against valid identity cards in the insurgency-plagued deep South, saying it is necessary to help ward off coordinated bomb attacks. It was reported that Isoc’s Region 4 Forward Command, which is in charge of security across the deep South, […]Read More


Government readies handout of free SIM cards

The Finance Ministry plans to seek the cabinet’s approval to supply registered low-income earners, currently receiving a range of state welfare benefits, with a mobile phone SIM card offering a free internet connection. “The purpose of the free internet is to ensure the poor have access to internet-based sources of information and news that concerns […]Read More


Limits set on number of SIM cards individuals can buy

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has decided to impose a cap on the number of SIM cards that each individual subscriber can buy. NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit said that under the new measure endorsed by the regulator, each individual subscriber can buy a maximum of five SIM cards from each of the mobile phone […]Read More


SIM seller used fake ID with Prayut’s photo on it

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for using a forged ID card with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s photo on it to register for SIM cards for resale to foreigners in Pattaya. Peeramet Wongthongkuea was arrested at a shop in South Pattaya, Chon Buri province, on Wednesday evening, Pol Col Krisana Patanacharoen, police deputy spokesman, said […]Read More


Plan calls for mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards

The telecom regulator plans to force all mobile firms to re-register their entire customer bases, despite widespread concerns over its harm to consumer data privacy and the burden it will place on operators. Mobile operators said re-registering their entire user bases would entail a significant financial and manpower burden, raising the possibility of legal consequences […]Read More


NBTC inspects SIM card registration using new biometric identification system

BANGKOK, 2 February 2018, (NNT) – The Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has inspected the SIM card registration process in Mega Bangna shopping complex. The registration process is now required to use the new biometric identification system that records facial features and fingerprints of SIM card owners, regardless of their mobile […]Read More


Probe under way to determine the origins of 347,000 seized

Technology crime police were sent to Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province to trace the origins of the 347,000 SIM cards found in the possession of three Chinese arrested in this border province on June 11 together with about 500 mobile phones. The three Chinese told police that they provided services to clients who wanted […]Read More


700 SIM cards registered by fingerprint scanning in first five

Altogether 700 newly-bought pre-paid mobile phone SIM cards have been registered by means of fingerprint scanning during the first five days of registration as part of the security measure to prevent the SIM cards being misused by illegal elements. Secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Takorn Tanthasit said Wednesday since the enforcement of […]Read More