In the year 2000, cellular phones began to become a norm for the citizens of Pakistan. Reduced prices and easy access to the general public have led to a sudden increase in the number of cellular subscribers in the coming years.
This was accompanied by the misuse of purposeful technology. Many illegal activities and terrorist attacks were soon linked to unregistered SIMs.
To overcome these problems, PTA introduced a modern SIM information system in 2009. The system is designed to secure the digital records of SIM users so that the number of active SIMs issued against their CNIC can be checked.
If you are unaware of the number of SIM cards issued against your CNIC or want to verify or block one of them, keep reading.
How many SIMs can be registered against a CNIC?
First, it is important to understand that there is a limit to the number of SIMs that can be found compared to their CNIC. According to the principles laid down by the PTA, a private can issue a maximum of 5 SIM cards in his own name at a time.
If you have already got 5 SIM cards that are registered together with your CNIC and you wish to urge a second card, you want to first block the previously used SIM card to keep up the consistency of a maximum of 5 SIMs.
The way to check the number of active SIMs issued against your CNIC?
If you are unfamiliar with the active SIM cards issued against your CNIC, you should get this information as soon as possible.
There are two easy ways you can:
Through the website:
- Visit the PTA SIM Information website (Money Making Website) to check the number of SIM cards issued and active against your name.
- The link will open a web page asking you to enter your information.
- Enter your CNIC number in the field provided.
- Check the box to confirm that you are not a robot and press ‘Submit’.
- You will see a list of SIMs registered against this particular CNIC in tabular form.
- The number of SIMs will be categorized by the operator, and the table will also tell you the total number of SIMs that you have registered against your CNIC.
Via SMS: SIMs Register against
To know the amount of SIMs registered against your CNIC via SMS, here could be a short guide:
- Open the text messaging application on your phone.
- Type your CNIC number without any hyphens.
- Once completed, send this message to 668.
- You will soon receive a reply via text message which will show you the total number of active SIM cards against each operator issued on your CNIC.
- Please note that you will receive PKR 2+ tax for every SMS you send to 668.
If you discover that the quantity of SIMs issued against your CNIC is bigger than the present number of SIM cards you have got used, you ought to contact the Customer ServiceCenter of the relevant company operator.
What is SIM cloning and why must you bear in mind?
The process where one SIM card is copied by transferring the identity information of the cloned SIM to another SIM card is called SIM cloning. Once completed, a separate SIM card can be used by another person on a different cellular phone while all data is charged in addition to the original SIM card.
phone cloning is a common method used by many criminals for illegal activities and calls using someone else’s identity. If someone receives a call from your number that you did not, call the relevant cellular company immediately and file a complaint to block the SIM card from working illegally.
PTA Biometric Verification System:
The PTA Biometric Verification System, or BVS for brief, maybe a major step by PTA in monitoring the security of cellular users and eliminating illegal use of mobile connections. With this system you can easily:
- Get a duplicate SIM.
- Activate or buy a new SIM card.
- Change the ownership of a SIM card previously registered under someone else’s CNIC.
- Re-verify your SIM card.
- Resolve mobile number portability issues.
How to get biometric verification of your SIM card?
To make sure that your registered SIM card isn’t blocked, you must confirm whether you’re employing a SIM that PTA recognizes get a biometric verified SIM, you must first check if the SIM card is registered in your name.
How to check the SIM owner’s name?
To know the name of the owner of the SIM, you must follow these simple steps:
- Open the text messaging application from your phone.
- Send a blank message to 667.
- You will soon receive a reply text message indicating the name of the SIM owner from whom the message was sent. (Laboratory Work)
How to block SIM cards registered against your CNIC?
If you want to lose a mobile SIM that you do not use, it is better to block it so that you are not responsible for this number against your CNIC. To do this, you must: Visit the closest franchisee or customer support office of the respective cellular company.
You must show your original CNIC and fill out the relevant form which will immediately block your desired number.
Conclusion Check Sims on CNIC
Finally, I would like to advise you to keep in mind that using an illegal or unregistered SIM card is a crime and comes with its consequences. If you are currently using an unregistered SIM card or SIM card in someone else’s name, you should see a solution immediately to avoid getting involved in criminal activities.