CITC partially suspends Mobily pre-paid services

CITC partially suspends Mobily pre-paid services
Updated 25 November 2012

CITC partially suspends Mobily pre-paid services

CITC partially suspends Mobily pre-paid services

JEDDAH: The Communication and Information Technology Commission announced yesterday that it was partially suspending pre-paid telecom services of Mobily for new customers until the company fulfills CITC regulations.
The suspension came into effect yesterday, the Kingdom’s telecom regular said in a brief statement, adding that the punitive measure would be in place until the company fulfills all the regulations related to pre-paid telecom services including the linking of recharge with customers’ ID numbers.
Mobily recently launched its awareness campaign targeting prepaid packages subscribers. The campaign emphasized on the importance of updating the subscribers’ account data before the end of July 2012; which is the date set by the CITC.
The CITC declares that all operators of telecommunications services in the Kingdom should link any recharging or credit transfer transactions with an ID of the subscriber’s ID umber (National ID or Iqama).
The campaign was aimed at minimizing selling prepaid packages from unauthorized stores without any identification number, by encouraging the subscribers to update their account data before the due date.