ISLAMABAD: As soon as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) actualized its new cell phone enlistment framework, a few clients whined of being not able associate with their systems.
“There is a message that peruses that versatile system is inaccessible however flags are appearing. I have not possessed the capacity to make and get calls the entire day,” said Rehmat Khan, who got a Samsung set as a blessing from the UK.
Irfan Sheik, who likewise got a cell phone as a blessing from abroad, additionally grumbled that he was not able get calls.
“Dialers gripe of a recorded message that my telephone is off,” he said.
Perplexity about the framework holds on among clients who are as yet ignorant how the framework functions and if their cell phones will progress toward becoming garbage from Dec 2 (today). Whenever reached, the PTA kept up that all mobile phones had been naturally enrolled with the expert.
“All PDAs before the usage of the telephone enlistment conspire have been adjusted with their individual systems. Telephones obtained after Dec 1, the date of usage of the new framework, will currently must be PTA agreeable,” a senior authority told Dawn on Saturday.
He said the PTA had built up the Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) to shorten fake cell phone use, debilitate cell phone robbery and ensure the customer intrigue.
These are gadgets that are not enlisted with the Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA) and might be mass created by makers who don’t consent to worldwide gauges of generation, bringing about the invasion in the market of fake, perhaps dangerous, cell phones.
The authority said the framework had been produced to recognize substandard, counterfeit and wrongfully imported cell phones, enroll and hinder the rebellious gadgets. He suggested that customers buy just the PTA endorsed cell phone sets after Dec 1.
Purchasers can content the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) imprinted on the crate of fresh out of the plastic new handsets to 8484. They should pay for the handset after they get an answer from the PTA that the cell phone set is agreeable with its administrative norms.