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23-Feb-2012  
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MTN GHANA ENCOURAGES CUSTOMERS TO REGISTER THEIR SIMS AND CONFIRM REGISTRATION

MTN Ghana wishes to remind all of its customers across the country to register their voice and data SIM cards.

The company wishes to advise MTN customers to send a blank text to the short code 400 to confirm their registration status. The 400 short code will respond with one of three messages: it will confirm if a customer’s SIM card is registered or not registered, or advise if confirmation of the customer’s registration is still pending.

Any customer who has not yet registered or whose registration is still pending is advised to visit the nearest MTN office with a valid photo ID to complete their registration before 2nd March 2012.

Valid ID’s include Voter ID cards, National Health Insurance ID, Passport, National ID, and Driver’s License.

MTN also wishes to state that the registration directive applies to all SIM cards in use both for voice and data enabled devices. These include SIMs used in mobile phones, laptops, modems, dongles, and tablets, Point of Sale devices, as well as SIMs implanted in car-tracking devices.

The Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor said, “as prescribed by law it is now legally mandatory for all SIM cards to be registered. MTN has over the years demonstrated its commitment to the compliance of all regulatory requirements, and we wish to appeal to our customers to take this requirement to register their SIM cards very seriously.”
 



NOTES TO EDITORS

About the MTN Group:

Launched in 1994, MTN is a global telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The countries are: Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN
 
Source: Corporate Services Division, MTN
 
 

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