Register your du or Etisalat Sim card before July 16 to avoid losing it permanently
Wednesday, July 16 is the last day to register your mobile number
July 15, 2014 1:31 by kippreport
If you haven’t registered your du or Etisalat mobile number, you risk losing it permanently after Wednesday, July 16.
The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) launched a campaign in summer 2012 called “My Mobile, My Identity.” It requires all phone owners covered by mobile network providers, Etisalat and du, to register their numbers or they will deactivate any Sims that have not done so after the allotted time period.
Having your SIM registered will prevent any potential abuse of your mobile number. With most phones now able to send emails and access other personal accounts, the owner of the phone would be held accountable for any illicit behaviour. Allowing your phone to be used by another could lead to unwanted consequences.
Where can I register my number?
Register your mobile number at an Etisalat or du shop, kiosk, or with any of their partners.
How do I register my SIM?
To register your Sim, this is what you will need:
If you’re a UAE national: a valid Emirates ID/UAE passport
If you’re a GCC national: a valid Emirates ID/GCC passport/ GCC National ID
If you’re an expat: a valid Emirates ID/passport with a valid visa
How long do I have left?
The deadline for registering your sim card is July 16; this will be the end of a long-running initiative launched in June 2012.