Monday, 11 December 2017

India cracks down on SIM cards for foreigners

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Monday 03 September 12

Mobile operators required to limit validity of mobile connections issued to foreigners as part of government bid to prevent misuse.

Foreign visitors to India face more stringent rules around obtaining a local mobile service as the country aims to crack down on the misuse of SIM cards, it emerged this weekend. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked mobile operators to limit the validity period on SIM cards issued to tourists to a maximum of three months and to ensure that the expiry date of any SIM card issued does not exceed that of the applicant's entry visa…

Foreign visitors to India face more stringent rules around obtaining a local mobile service as the country aims to crack down on the misuse of SIM cards, it emerged this weekend. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked mobile operators to limit the validity period on SIM cards issued to tourists to a maximum of three months and to ensure that the expiry date of any SIM card issued does not exceed that of the applicant's entry visa…

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