Pre-paid registration closed; unclaimed SIMs to be disconnected

9 Aug 2010

Last Friday saw the deadline passing for Greek pre-paid mobile phone users to register their details with their network operator. According to a story carried by, the most recent evidence suggests over 20% of pre-paid SIM cards remained unregistered, although one cellco, Vodafone Greece declared last week that only 5% of its pre-paid mobile phone numbers would be disconnected (as reported by CommsUpdate). The scheme was implemented by the previous Greek government ostensibly for reasons of national security, to prevent anonymous lines being used by criminals and terrorists.