The Jakarta Post
Phone number registration is a requirement for prepaid SIM card users. After Feb. 28, 2018, new users will not be able to activate their mobile numbers without registering them. (Shutterstock/File)
Following the issuance of the Communications and Information Ministry’s regulation on mobile phone numbers, Feb. 28 is the last day for prepaid SIM card holders to register their phone numbers.
The program has been ongoing since Oct. 31, 2017, and is supported by cellular service operators. This means you can register via SMS or the operators’ websites.
Here’s a guide on how to register your phone number, compiled by Antara:
New users can send an SMS to 4444 with their identity card number (NIK) and family card (KK) with the format “NIK#16 digit NIK#16 digit KK#”.
Old users can use the format “ULANG#16 digit NIK#16 digit KK#”.
For foreigners, you can send your passport number and a temporary stay permit (KITAS) or a permanent stay number (KITAP) number via SMS to 4444.
Users can download the cellular service operators’ application and follow the instructions.
3. Cellular provider service gallery
Users can go to the service galleries by bringing KTP (identity card) and KK. The registration will be assisted by the gallery’s officers without additional fees.
Phone number registration is a requirement for prepaid SIM card users. The regulation is intended to protect SIM card holders from crimes committed using mobile phones and to prevent their phone numbers being misused.
After Feb. 28, 2018, new users will not be able to activate their mobile numbers without registering them. Those with existing phone numbers will have an additional 15 days to register. Failing to do so will mean their numbers will be blocked from receiving calls and SMS services. (wen)
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