Budapest, May 8 (MTI) – Hungarian telecommunication companies may face a rush of activity in the coming weeks as a deadline for registering pre-paid subscribers approaches, business daily Világgazdaság said on Monday.
Hungarian lawmakers tightened rules on pre-paid SIM cards last year amid concerns they could be easily resold to criminals or terrorists. The rules now require data reconciliation for all pre-paid subscribers by the end of June.
Magyar Telekom pre-paid subscribers may register their data online or on the telephone. Telenor pre-paid subscribers may only confirm their data in stores at present, but the telco is “working on” allowing data reconciliation online and on the telephone. Vodafone subscribers may register in shops or on the phone, and the company will soon put up an online platform for registration, too.
The data reconciliation rules could affect “several million” SIM cards.
The contracts of subscribers who fail to comply with the registration rules will be cancelled after the deadline passes, Világgazdaság said.