668 System Gets Regional Recognition

Mobile SIM Information and Verification System (668) developed, deployed and hosted by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was listed among the finalist during recently held mBillionth South Asian Awards 2011 at New Delhi organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), said a statement issued today.

mBillionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South Asia. The award is designed as an annual South Asia’s highest mobile & telecom award platform leading to larger regional Mobile Congress in media and policy advocacy.

The 668 system provides an internet and SMS based interface to end-users in order to retrieve their registered mobile SIM(s) information.

PTA introduced “SIM Information System 668” for the verification and correction of mobile SIMs data. Through this service subscriber can send his CNIC to 668 through SMS and in return he would receive detail of total SIMs against his CNIC along with name of the mobile company.

In case of any discrepancy, the user can visit CSC along with original CNIC to get the data corrected. This campaign was the part of PTA efforts to block all illegal SIMs and clean the data of mobile users.