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Unregistered SIMs Will Be Deactivated By The NCA From June

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From June 1st 2023, the National Communication Authority (NCA) will deactivate active SIMs that have not been registered.

The NCA disclosed that there are about 11 million SIMs yet to begin the registration process, and the subscribers of such SIMs have until the end of May 2023 to complete their SIM registration, or the SIMs will be deactivated from the network.

Exceptions will be made for Ghanaians on national duties outside Ghana, foreign diplomats and refugees. Existing SIMs can only be registered up to May 31st, 2023, after which the registration exercise will only be for new SIMs.

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As of October 1st, 2021, there were 42,749,709 active SIMs, but only 36,571,257 SIMs are currently active, while 6,178,452 SIMs have been deactivated so far.

Introduction of New Code to Check Number of Registered SIM.

Starting May 1st, 2023, subscribers will have a new code to check the number of SIMs registered to their Ghana Cards, according to the NCA Director General.

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The code, *402*1#, can be dialed on all networks, and will also allow users to delink numbers from their Ghana Cards. This system is being introduced by the Mobile Network Operators.

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The Director General assured the public that the SIM Database has not been breached and that there has been no unauthorized access to it.

The abuse of stage one processes that were identified and resolved did not amount to unauthorized access to the SIM Registration database. The Single Central SIM Register links 25,488,962 registered SIMs to 13,982,557 unique Ghana Cards.


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