The ultimate part of Machine Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) shall start on 20th October 2018. This distinctive system will curb unlawful imports, facilitate respectable system importers, and cell system customers, and enhance general safety state of affairs. All cell units having SIM/IMEI performance working on Pakistani cell networks is not going to face any service interruption nor will likely be blocked by DIRBS. Any cell system reflecting non-compliant standing after 20th October 2018 will likely be blocked as per Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)/DIRBS laws.
Remaining Part of DIRBS Shall Start on 20th October 2018
Any cell system obtained/bought/imported after 20th October 2018 should receive PTA Certificates of Compliance (COC) to technical requirements.
In an effort to create public consciousness, PTA is sending informatory SMS to all cell subscribers to know the standing of their cell units in use. Telecom shoppers can confirm standing of cell system’s IMEI(s) by sending IMEI quantity through SMS to 8484, on the web site: www.dirbs.pta.gov.pk or by downloading DIRBS android cell utility from Google Play Retailer. There are four classes of responses that may be acquired by a subscriber inquiring about standing of its IMEI(s) as defined beneath:
- Compliant Units are PTA kind authorised and legally imported in Pakistan.
- Legitimate Units are such units the place the IMEI of cell system is legitimate (GSMA authorised), nonetheless it’s not PTA compliant/authorised.
To facilitate such customers, PTA will auto register all such IMEIs that are noticed on cell community earlier than 20th October 2018 and their standing will likely be compliant after-this-
For auto registration, customers are suggested to do any income producing exercise i.e. make any name, ship a SMS or use cell web earlier than 20th October, 2018.
- Non-Compliant units are such units the place IMEI is both not allotted by GSMA or it’s duplicated. To facilitate such customers, PTA will auto pair all such IMEIs that are noticed on cell community with particular SIMs earlier than 20th October 2018. After this date, these customers will be capable to use these IMEIs with paired-SIMs- In an effort to auto pair all of the IMEIs associated to this cell system, customers are suggested to do any income producing exercise from their SIM(s), i.e. make any name, ship a SMS or use cell web from their SIM(s) earlier than 20th October, 2018.
- Blocked units signifies that your IMEI is blocked as this IMEI has been reported stolen earlier.
It’s reiterated that cell system customers ought to confirm their IMEI by sending SMS to 8484 earlier than shopping for/acquiring any handset. It’s suggested to purchase solely PTA compliant/authorised cell units. For additional particulars: go to PTA web site (https://www.pta.gov.pk).