The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority has announced that they have given until 31st January 2023 to users to verify their active SIM cards. The SIM Cards need to be verified using the National Identification Number (NIN).
Apparently we’re running a significant public awareness campaign that aims at reducing the number of sim-cards registered by third parties.
We want to ensure that all users are identified by their sim-cards, which are registered using their own national identification information and not others.
If everyone of us fully performs this sim-card verification exercise, we shall succeed in calming minor turbulences of the telecommunication service atmosphere, which are created by few unscrupulous users who misuse the communication space, hence it will be safer for each of us receiving services,” he further said.Dr Jabiri Bakari, Director General, TCRA
Users will need to dial *106#, after which a service menu with options 1 through 5 will appear on their device screen. If they select option 3, they will be able to view quantity of phone numbers registered from all networks that are associated with their Nationality ID number. If the user discovers additional known or unknown mobile phone numbers associated with their NIDA identification number, they shall be necessitated to take action which may involve contacting the service provider; agent kiosks or nearby service shop to delete the unaccounted-for number(s).Mr Thadayo Ringo, Manager of Customers and Consumers Affairs, TCRA