40 Days Left: Telenor SIM registration available at 86KBZ branches

• SIM registration is available initially at 40 KBZ branches in Yangon and Mandalay

20thFebruary 2017, Yangon - Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”)customersare now able to register their SIM cards starting this weekat Kanbawza Bank’s (KBZ) 40 branches in Yangon and Mandalay. Another 46 KBZ branches in other parts of the countrywill alsobegin offering SIM registration service soon.

This latest move is part of a partnership between Telenor and KBZ to help customers register their SIM cards by the deadline announced by the government. The Posts and Telecommunications Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications has directed all mobile operators to register their SIM cards for all customers by 31st March 2017.

“Since the SIM card registration deadline is just about 40 days away we are opening up all possible channels to help our customers register their SIMs. This latest partnership complements our humble dedication to assist our customers fully enjoy benefits available by registering their SIM,” said Joslin Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Myanmar.

Telenor customers may check location of their nearest bank branches that offer SIM registration service on Customers can register their SIM cards at the designated KBZ bank branches free of charge by using their active SIM cards and admissible identification document such as national registration card, driving license, or passport (for foreigners). Customers who come to register their SIM at designated KBZ bank branches will also have opportunity to open i-banking and saving accounts at the bank free of charge. Additionally, customers will also receive free Kyat 1000 deposit from the bank.

Telenor also urges its customers to check their SIM registration status prior to beginning registration process. Customers may check their SIM registration status by dialing *979*3*3# or sending REG to 500 and registration status will be informed via SMS. Customers who wish to change SIM ownership status may do so at Telenor’s 90 branded shops in major cities and towns throughout the country.

SIM registration is a requirement mandated by law and with registered SIM, customers will enable to securely use services like mobile money, and will get protection in event of SIM loss or other service-related issues. Failure to register their SIM card is considered to be non-compliant with government regulations and will result in service disruption to customers’ subscribed mobile services. The mobile services will continue to be disrupted until SIM card is registered.

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Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications
Telenor Myanmar