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Trying to prevent cell phone theft

The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) has announced that the agency is exploring developing a program that would call for the deactivation of cell phones that have been reported stolen in an attempt to stem the rash of thefts of cell phones in the country.

They are collaborating with international phone companies to find a solution to fight the theft of cell phones. Indotel officials say that the law requires that the cell phone provider confirm the identity of a client before activating the cell phone.

Indotel reports that via this identification program, cell phone vendors have voided around 1.5 million mobile numbers of individuals who may have been using false identities.

Indotel says that the telecom companies have access to the Indotel database where the stolen numbers are listed. The database, known as the “black list”, also contained the IMEI number of the phones.

Source: DR1, Eldia

June 30, 2015

Category: DR News |

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