Argentina extends pre-paid SIM registration to 31 October

19 Oct 2018

Argentinian telecoms regulator the National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM) has extended its previously stated pre-paid SIM registration deadline, from 18 October to 31 October. In its announcement, the watchdog notes that a ‘large number of users’ have already logged their details with the authorities. Any pre-paid users who fail to register by the end of the month will have their SIM card deactivated.

The process was initiated back in November 2016, when the Ministry of Communications (Ministerio de Comunicaciones, MinCom) and the Ministry of Security (Ministerio de Seguridad, MinSeg) agreed Joint Resolution 6-E/2016, which was published in the Official Gazette that month. Since May 2017 all pre-paid users have been obliged to provide ID and register their details when buying a new SIM card.