Namibia’s Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC), has announced that it has begun its voluntary sim-card registration campaign which will run until 01 January 2023.
The voluntary SIM card registration follows the launch of the national SIM card registration awareness campaign by the regulator Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) on 06 June 2022 and MTC is taking pro-active action to ensure its over 2 million customers are registered.
In a statement, the telco highlighted the benefits of subscribers’ SIM cards registered.
“A registered card comes with security benefits – it helps prevent identity theft; forms the basis for systems that combat phone-based fraud; and it aids in combating cybercrime. Moreover, this is particularly essential given the high rate of this forms of crime committed. It also generally comes with convenience value of accessing electronic services, especially now that more companies are upgrading their service offerings to digital platforms,” said MTC Chief Human Capital, Corporate andMarketing Officer, Tim Ekandjo
MTC says customers can register at any MTC Mobile Home countrywide and that registration will also take place at the various shows, where MTC team will be present.
Requirements to register your SIM in Namibia
Registration is free and done in contact/person
The following documents are required:
Identity documents i.e ID card/Passport/New Driver’s license/valid voter’s card.
A police declaration – declaring that you are the rightful owner of the number that you are registering under your name.
Proof of residence. This can be the municipal statement or a letter from your nearest church, school, constituency councillor or police declaration of where you reside.
Lastly also bring along your device.