Telecom operators of the country have launched electronic registration services for new connections.
From now on, customers will no longer need to provide photos and copies of national ID to buy mobile phone SIM cards.
Only name, NID number, date of birth, current address and fingerprints will be nedded for new connections.
The subscribers will also no longer need to fill up any application form.
The operators say the new system has strengthened security of the subscribers’ personal data.
In a press release, Grameenphone said, they launched the services following orders from the regulators BTRC.
GP introduced the process to the media at an event arranged in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Initially, the electronic registration process will only be applicable for new SIM sales only.
The whole process is free of cost for the customer, but the price of a new connection or any relevant service charges will be applicable.
In case of biometric information mismatch against NID, the new SIM will not be activated and registered, GP said.
Banglalink started the e-registration process across Bangladesh on Monday.
“This initiative will play a remarkable role in simplifying the registration process of mobile subscribers along with strengthening the security of their personal information,” a press release from the company quoted its CEO Erik Aas as saying.