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    lea and lou
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        No anonymity with prepaid cell phones
        Owners of cell phones operating on prepaid cards, rather than those acquired by contract, will henceforth be obliged to submit their personal details, in accordance with a law passed earlier this year to curb terrorism and crime.

        Those who already have prepaid cell phones must submit their details to the retailer where they purchased the device by July 2010, a deadline that was imposed by the aforementioned law but has not been enforced. The details required include the holder’s name, address and number of their identification card or passport. Owners must also present their subscriber identity module (SIM) card.

        The regulation also applies to new purchases of prepaid cell phones. Authorities decided to retract the previous anonymity enjoyed by owners of prepaid cell phones when it emerged that crime rings used them to plot their activities.

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        #19935
        Fowles
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            Is there anywhere that the full details of these new regulations can be read in English as there are a hundred questions I have! e.g. I bought my phone 2nd hand in the UK so can’t return to the seller – what about people who only buy sim cards here when they are on holiday or for short periods, do they give their UK address or Greek address? etc.etc.

            #20194
            Booty. Sales.
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                So after many, many years Governments have decided to
                close the stable doors, after the horse has bolted.

                #20374
                lea and lou
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                    I am told they are only interested in the sim card and who is using it,I had a text today from cosmote saying i need to take it to any dealer and register my sim

                    #20507
                    Fowles
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                        Was the message in Greek?

                        #20612
                        Peebee
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                            I bough a greek Vodafone sim at the beginning of last year.
                            I had to register it in order to top up on line. As I am living in the UK (only until April  ) I used my current address. I haven’t had anything through the post, all my communications from VF have been via e-mail, so I can’t see the point of them wanting your details if they never check who you are or where you live.

                            #20695
                            lea and lou
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                                082139222B3D4E0 wrote: Was the message in Greek?

                                Yes it was

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                                lea and lou
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                                    437267797166617D60130 wrote: I can’t see the point of them wanting your details if they never check who you are or where you live.

                                    In my message it said i have to take my passport

                                    #20817
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                                        I’m a bit of a Ludite, will I have to register my pidgeons?

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