PRESS STATEMENT ON THE FINAL CALL FOR SIM REGISTRATION
The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) reminds the public that the Communications (Subscriber Identity Module Registration) Regulations of 2021 which were published in a Government Gazette on the 24th December, 2021 and came into operation on the 24th June, 2022 reached their deadline on Friday the 23rd June, 2023.
However, the public shall also recall that a few weeks before the deadline, there was a public outcry alluding to the possibility of unclean data being captured. To address this uproar the Authority resolved not to deactivate all unregistered SIM cards on the deadline date, as it started the process of cleaning the data.
The process is now complete and the Authority has satisfied itself that all subscribers that have registered are duly captured. The last day of registration of all SIM cards is now announced as the 31st January, 2024 following which all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated.
All members of the public are urged to ensure that they are registered to avoid the suspension of their telecommunication services. Econet subscribers can confirm their registration status by dialing *101# while Vodacom subscribers can dial *999#.