PTCL Announces Biometric Verification of EVO, Nitro Devices Before 31st Dec

During the second phase of biometric verification of SIMs, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has asked all data SIM providers to verify their customers through biometric verification system before December 31st, 2015.

While cellular operators were already verifying their customers through BVS, PTCL has now asked its customers to get their EVO and Nitro devices verified through BVS before December 31st, 2015.

PTCL is currently in process of communicating its customers — through SMS and email broadcast — to get their devices verified to avoid any troubles after the deadline.


A PTA official confirmed ProPakistani that data SIMs are to be verified under National Action Plan. “This new verification drive is continuation of SIM verification campaign that cellular companies conducted during Feb-May 2015”, said the official.

PTA confirmed us that any unverified data SIMs — of any operator — will be blocked after the deadline.

PTCL asked its customers to get their EVO, Nitro and Charji devices verified from PTCL’s One Stop Shops, Ufone Service centers and franchises or from Ufone retailers.

According to PTA, there are around 1.2 million EVO, Nitro and Charji customers in the country, who have been given just 30 days for biometric verification before their connections are blocked.

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  • Illiterate people in PTA definitely such steps come out of it, IP Based with Co-ordinates how EVO Devices used for wrong purposes., I think PTA has nothing to do after 2G/4G Auction. As for one more 4G license no telecom operator interested to bid, as after last auction, at once 3G equipment under new taxes on it.
    USF in hands of Ministry of Finance- Science & Technology, all in hands of Non-Experience people like Anusha Rehman, don’t know till how long we have to face such political garbage over such million of billion $ opportunities Tech Space in Pakistan. With so heavy heart, suggestion to Ishaq Dar, please remove topi and bear -be a true goldsmith. Right said by Dr Shahid Masood ” Political Ayyan Ali”.
    Till this management over country, Hope percentage down with %age month by month.

  • Wo waqt dur nahi jab Insan k thumb mai hi sab powers ho gi koi CNIC ko nahi pochy ga, and PTA kuch arsa bad PTCL Landline ko bhi BVS verified karwaye ga and in future BVS will be compulsory to buy any new mobile phone from local market :P

      • Hahahhahahaha, bilkul bhai sahi keh rhy ho, wese chota bara krne par ishaq dollar ko tax lagana chahye tha bht amdan hoti govt. Ki :D

    • Aisa hi lagta hia, aur aisa waqt ayega jab aloo piyaaz khareedne keliye bhi ID card ya thumb scan ki zaroorat paregi. Yeh deshat gardi nahi hai to kya hai?

  • I owned 4 Devices, today i go to PTCL office for verification, they verified my only one device and said please come after 8 hours for other once. (means i have to visit PTCL OSS office 4 days regularly to complete the verification purpose). Also they informed me that you can own only 3 verified devices on one CNIC. that is pathetic.

  • KOTRA District Jhal MAGSI me biometric ki koi saholat nahi hy 3g PTCL k ilawa koi 3g network nahi hi
    Jhal magsi Baluchistan me 3g ka name o nishan hi nahi hy Jhal magsi ko har lehaz se nazar andaz kia ja raha hy
    Logon ko biometric k le bhi 150 kilo meter door jacobabad Jana parata hy

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