ISLAMABAD: A brand new automated system to dam the Worldwide Cellular Tools Identification (IMEI) of “misplaced, stolen, and snatched cellphones” has been launched by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to facilitate customers.
With the brand new system, customers could ship an software by means of the Misplaced & Stolen System System (LSDS) to dam the IMEI of their cellphones, which might then be blocked inside 24 hours “after vital verification”, in accordance with the PTA.
In a press release on Twitter, the state-run physique mentioned requests to dam the IMEIs needs to be made with the intention to stop cellphones from “potential misuse”.
“The complainant will obtain a criticism reference quantity upon profitable registration of blocking request,” it added.
However, the identical process should be adopted if the telephone has been recovered.
Customers ought to “point out their criticism reference quantity together with different necessary particulars that was given to them earlier for blocking of cell phone”, the PTA wrote on Twitter.
“Consumer will obtain an SMS on the registered quantity as soon as the cell phone is unblocked,” it acknowledged.
The PTA additionally underlined that the LSDS “is an automatic system and built-in with PTA’s System Identification, Registration and Blocking System”.
- Blocking requests to the PTA could also be made right here, whereas its buyer help is obtainable 9am-9pm at 0800-55055.
- Stolen, snatched or misplaced telephones could also be blocked or unblocked by calling 0800-25625, emailing at [email protected] or by means of a criticism filed with the Residents-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Karachi.