Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF CELLULAR PHONES IN BELIZE

Ministry of Police and Public Safety

Press Release

Dated: 27 September 2011

Mandatory Registration of Cellular Phones Begins October 11th 2011

The Ministry of Police and Public Safety hereby advises the general public that in the interest of National Security under the Telecommunications Act edition 2002 section 44 (5) , Belize Telemedia Limited and Speednet telephone companies will begin the mandatory registration of all existing pre-paid cellular numbers effective Tuesday October 11th 2011. The public is further advised that at the end of the 6 month registration period, all unregistered phones will automatically be disconnected by the respective telephone company. New cellular phones purchased after October 2011 will have to register at the point of sale.

The measure is part of the Government of Belize's anti-crime efforts and is expected to, among other things, allow for the recovery of cellular numbers, eliminate cellular phone theft, and assist law enforcement in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting crimes that involve the use of cellular phones.

Registration is free of cost.

Please contact your telephone company for further information on how to register your cellular phone.

Raphael Martinez

Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Police and Public Safety

227- 2222 ext 306


No comments: