Pre-paid mobile phones, which were purchased before 25.07.2016, have to be registered by their owners latest by 1st of February. Non-registered sim cards will be turned off the day after.
The new rule, which was passed by the Polish government last year as part of an anti terrorism law, came into force on 25.07.16, however, only pre-paid phones purchased after that day were subject to the rule. The Łódź Post reported.
Owners of pre-paid phones purchased before the 25.07. were given until 01.02.2017 to register their phones with the service provider. Failure to do so will result in the service being suspended.
Pre-paid phone cards can usually be registered at the service provider’s stores, via the internet and online banking.
According to the provision, buyers will have to submit their name, surname and social security number (PESEL) or the series and number of their identity documents. Foreigners will have to provide their passport number or residence card. Without the submission of personal details, carriers are unable to provide service.