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30 Jun 2011 08:52
Customers who do not have their SIM cards registered in compliance with the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) may find themselves without a number from Friday.
However, the Act is not exclusive to cellphone users.
SIM card-controlled devices like burglar alarms and other security systems may also be shut down and you may find yourself with a repudiated claim if a theft takes place and you neglected to keep your alarm in working order.
This negligence could extend to you not having kept your alarm system in full working condition due to the non-registration of your SIM.
Delouise Marais, regional general manager of MUA Insurance Acceptances in Gauteng, says consumers using cellphone SIM cards to communicate with security companies and electronic gates at complexes need to be vigilant and register before it’s too late.
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