Telcos halt blocking of numbers

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Communications firms have stopped blocking calls from clients who haven’t finished registering their SIM cards.

According to sources, the National Communications Authority rescinded the earlier order to the telecom firms in response to criticism from the public.

No calls have been blocked in violation of the earlier mandate, according to information available to Ghanatodayonline.com, despite the NCA and the Telecommunication Chamber remaining mum on the subject.

In a statement, the NCA noted that the decision is a part of its punitive measures leading up to the September 30, 2022, deadline for SIM re-registration.

However, the NCA emphasized that those who neglected to register their SIM cards by the deadline of September 30 would have their phone numbers permanently barred.

The Minister for Communication and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, received criticism from the majority of Ghanaians as a result of the NCA’s decision, with some even threatening legal action.

The National Communications Authority (NCA) was sued, and the plaintiffs asked the Supreme Court to declare the registration deadline and related sanctions for failure to register invalid.

It made the claim that the sanctions are unconstitutional.

On September 5, 2022, the NCA declared that anyone who have not registered their SIM cards will no longer be able to use some services, including as data and all outgoing voice calls.

 

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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