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Check Information About Sim Number

Picture the year 2000 in Pakistan. Mobile phones became the new cool thing – prices dropped, everyone got one, but it also brought some problems.

Turns out, some folks misused mobiles for bad stuff like illegal activities and terrorism, all linked to unregistered SIM cards.

PTA’s Fix in 2009:

To tackle this mess, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) introduced a fancy SIM Information System in 2009. It’s like a digital log of SIM owners, helping you keep tabs on your active SIMs connected to your ID card.

Rule of 5 SIMs:

PTA made a rule – you can have up to 5 SIM cards. If you want a new one, say bye to an old one to stay within the limit.

How to Find Information About Sim Number:

  1. Easy Website Way:
    • Visit the PTA SIM Information Website.
    • Type in your ID card number.
    • Prove you’re not a robot and hit ‘Submit.’
    • See a list of your SIMs, nicely sorted.
  2. Texting for Info:
    • Open your messages.
    • Text your ID card number (without dashes) to 668.
    • Get a reply showing how many active SIMs you have for each company.
  • Cost Note: Sending a text to 668 costs a bit – PKR 2 + tax each time.

Understanding SIM Cloning:

  • What’s Cloning? It’s like copying a SIM card’s magic onto another, letting someone else use your number.
  • The Risk: Bad guys love this trick. If you see your number doing things you didn’t do, call your phone company right away to stop the copycat SIM.

PTA Biometric:

  • All-in-One Tool:
    • Get a copy of your SIM.
    • Activate or grab a new SIM card.
    • Change the owner of a SIM tied to someone else’s ID.
    • Check your SIM is legit.
    • Fix problems with changing your phone number.

Checking Your SIM’s:

  • Make sure PTA knows your SIM is legit to avoid problems.
  • Check the SIM is officially in your name.

Finding SIM Owner’s Name:

  • Send a blank text to 667.
  • Get a text back showing who owns the mystery SIM.

Bye-Bye Unused SIMs:

  1. Go to the closest store of your phone company.
  2. Show your ID and fill out a form to block the unwanted number.

Friendly Reminder: Using sneaky or unregistered SIMs is a no-go. If you’re using one, sort it out fast to avoid trouble. Stay safe!

To read more useful facts visit Exeleum.

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