Numerous users of cell phones not authorized by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) cheered to discover local cellular networks once more available on their devices. They used social media to provide advice on how to get their customers’ identifying modules (SIMs) working in their banned phones.
Non-PTA-certified phones cannot be used in Pakistan with a SIM card after 60 days of arrival if the necessary duty or tax has not been deposited. These phones may be utilized by connecting to a WiFi network.
Rumors that the Shehbaz Sharif-led administration has repealed the significant tax on pricey cell phones and ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to unblock the devices are rampant, however other people think it’s just a technical issue.
Their happiness won’t last long, though, as the PTA has stated that unblocking an undefined number of mobile phones that are not PTA-approved is a routine practice used to encourage users to pay taxes in order to continue using the services.
According to PTA spokeswoman Khurram Ali Mehran, the administration is using this exercise to get individuals to register their phones and pay taxes.
He said that any phone could work but that it would be automatically banned after 60 days.
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