How to Verify Non Compliant and Valid Mobiles with PTA. According to a directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), mobile users today will need to register their mobile devices with all the authorization before October 20 to prevent blockage.
The system is targeted at ensuring a wholesome increase of the mobile device ecosystem in Pakistan and it’ll make use of authorized instruments on the cellular networks. The import, use, and expansion of legal devices will improve government revenues, enhance the standard of cellular service to customers, maintain network resources of the cellular operators, offer better protection and ensure the security of intellectual property rights.
The PTA had previously sent notifications to all cellular users requesting them to register their mobile phones and GSM apparatus before October 20. It’s now compulsory for each and every user to acquire the device assessed even when he/she hasn’t got the message.
Users who purchased smartphone/GPS device overseas also should register by providing identification card number, the IMEI of this handset along with the country’s name in which the set has been purchased. As per a PTA official, users roaming services will continue to work with their phones; nevertheless, they will have to register in the event they insert a local SIM.
How to get IMEI No of Your Mobile
- Every phone has its own distinctive IMEI no which may be recovered through the next measures:
- By dialing *#06# on your cell
- it’s also published on device and box
- The IMEI info is available from the about phone section, part of their mobiles’Settings’ tab.
- The exceptional code can be printed within the battery compartment that may be observed after eliminating back cover and battery.
How to Check Your Device
- There are 3 ways an individual may register their device.
- Via SMS by sending the IMEI number to 8484.
- Through the website of PTA.
- or through Mobile App specially developed by PTA to get DIRBS system.
When a message is sent to 8484, you will receive the following answers:
- IMEI is compliant
- Device IMEI is Valid. Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anybody before or on 20/10/18 date for auto registration
- Device IMEI is non-compliant. Please insert all your SIMs on this device and use them before 20/10/18 date to continue using this device
- Device IMEI is blocked.
The PTA, for its comprehension of consumers, has clarified the upcoming actions to be taken in case the above replies have been obtained.
|IMEI is compliant||This information indicates that the cellular device is PTA compliant. You can use this mobile device and keep receiving network services with no issue.||Your mobile device is genuine and no actions necessary to utilize it.|
|Device IMEI is Valid. Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anyone on or before 20/10/18 date for auto registration.||This message indicates your IMEI of your cellular device is legitimate as it’s GSMA approved, however, it’s not PTA compliant. To ease such customers, PTA will auto register all such IMEIs which are found on Network before 20th October 2018 and their standing will be compliant after this date.||To be able to auto-register all of the IMEIs associated with this cell device, it’s advised to do some revenue generating action i.e. make a call, send an SMS or utilize the mobile net before 20th October 2018 so as to keep on receiving network services. In double (or single) SIM cellular device(s), the revenue-generating activity has to be produced through every SIM slot in order to be auto-registered.|
|Device IMEI is non-compliant. Please insert all your SIMs in this device and use them before 20/10/18 date to continue using this device.||This message indicates your cellular device IMEI is not allocated by GSMA also it’s duplicated. To ease such customers, PTA will auto-pair all such IMEIs that are found on Network with particular SIMs before 20th October 2018. After this date, these users will have the ability to use those IMEIs with paired SIMs only.||As a way to auto pair all of the IMEIs associated with this mobile device, it’s advised to perform at least revenue-generating activity from all SIMs in your name that you need to use within this mobile device, i.e. make a call, send a SMS or utilize cellular internet from your SIM(s) before 20th October, 2018. In double (or longer ) SIM cellular device(s), the revenue-generating activity has to be made with the SIM slots to your cellular device(s) to become auto-paired.|
|Device IMEI is blocked. Reported stolen.||This message indicates your IMEI is blocked as this IMEI was reported stolen before.||If you’re the person who has reported this mobile device as stolen/lost sooner and now it’s recovered, then contact PTA/CPLC to unblock your cellular device.|
Note: The information is gathered from PTA for general public interest.