The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) has announced that bout 5.7 million subscribers’ Sim cards to be deactivated if the second stage of registration is not done.
The Sim card brouhaha has been in the system for a couple of months as a lot of subscribers have not been able to register due to one reason or the other.
According to MTN, subscribers who have not linked their sim cards to their Ghana card and done the full registration will be disconnected from using all services on the network.
In a statement released by MTN, subscribers who have completed Stage 1; which is linking of Ghana card to a Sim card but have not completed Stage 2 (Biometric); which is not fully registered with the Ghana card will be affected as well.
“Customers should note that a fully registered SIM card is one that has successfully completed both Stage 1 (Linkage) and Stage 2 (Bio-capture). All deactivated SIM cards can be reactivated within six months from December 1, 2022 (the date of deactivation), by completing the bio-capture process,” it stated.
“As of November 26, 2022, 22,112,943, MTN Ghana subscribers had successfully linked their Ghana cards to their SIM cards (Stage 1), while 16,411,794 had completed the bio-capture phase (Stage 2).”
“The move complies with the directive from the National Communications Authority (NCA) communicated to all telecom operators in a meeting held on November 17, 2022.”
The statement said that about 5,701,149 sim card subscribers will be deactivated by December 1, 2022.