Tanzania: TCRA to Expose Fake Phone Users

Telecoms

TCRA communication expert Sayyida Mohamed said a system has been developed that will ensure fake mobile phones will not be registered.

According to statistics released by the authority, the number of mobile phone subscribers rose by 16 per cent to 31.86 million in 2014. It was estimated that 38 per cent of the subscribers use fake gadgets.

TCRA, head of corporate communications Innocent Mungy told reporters here that many sub-standard and counterfeit mobile phone products entered the local market illegally and that it has been difficult to control the influx.

Under the exercise, clients are educated how to differentiate fake products from the genuine ones.

TCRA northern zone manager Annette Matindi called on mobile phone users to cooperate with the authorities in eliminating fake mobile handsets.
Source: The Citizen 22 March 2016