Double SIM mobile phones users asked to register IMEI before 31 August 2019


“There have been instances where subscribers who own handsets with dual SIMs have registered one IMEI number against the slot they use. Most users do not utilize the second slot and have either not registered the IMEI number against it or have forgotten to do so. Mobile device users with one IMEI registered, and the second IMEI not registered are advised to register all IMEIs.

Islamabad (August 17, 2019): All such mobile device users having more than one SIM/IMEI slot, where one IMEI slot is registered and second slot is not registered, are advised to submit such requests to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) before 31st August 2019.  After Aug 31, the unregistered IMEI in a dual SIM mobile handset will be blocked,” a statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said.

To register such devices, users can send an email at with following details:

  • Screenshot of device showing all programmed IMEI
  • Screenshot of device box showing IMEI(s)
  • Copy of CNIC
  • Contact details of applicants

PTA will evaluate all such requests, and validated cases will be registered accordingly. After 30th August 2019, such SIM slots will not be registered.  To check the status of a mobile device, dial *#06# and SMS each 15-digit IMEI to 8484.  Mobile device users are advised to have all IMEIs (dual SIM) of their mobile devices registered with PTA.

Source: PTA 

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