Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

A message by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to register Mobiles Before 20th Oct

(DIRBS) Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System has introduced by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

This system is made for the security and safety purpose to identify the smuggled and unregistered phones, consequently, block them. As PTA has started to take notice of this issue, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is sending text messages (SMS) to every mobile phone users in order to verify their headsets.

There is a deadline till 20th October, after this date only registered and verified phone will be useable. Therefore, get your phones registered before the deadline October 20 come, to avoid any Smartphone blockage by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

PTA has delayed the deadline, previously.  But now it seems that 20th October is the final decision by PTA.

This post is about the messages you will receive and its details. These details are posted on its website as uploaded by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The details are about all the messages which you might get after entering the 15 digits IMEI number.

Register before Oct. 20, 2018, to avoid getting your Mobiles phones blocked by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority




Note that after PTA’s decision, all mobile phones users have to register their devices via IMEI number to avoid blocking. For legal use of devices, DIBS has aimed to make the imports, use, and growth of these mobile phones by blocking all the unnecessary or illegal devices. Doing this will increase government revenues and an improved quality of mobile services to their customers. They ensure the use of legal devices by mobile services.

To get IMEI code, you just have to follow few steps. There are no worries if you don’t have any info about it. This is very simple and done by different methods as described below

  • Dial *#06# on your phone dial pad
  • It will appear in a box on your device
  • Then, go to Settings – About phone – Status – IMEI Information
  • The IMEI is inside the battery compartment for removable batteries of phones. So, remove the back cover and battery. Note that this is only applicable to mobile phones with removable battery
  • Now, from the Settings – click General – and go to About. Note that only applicable to ISO devices.

This 15 digits IMIE number will confirm you whether your device is registered or not. You can confirm it with via Website, SMS or Android application.

  1. Through the website, check via http://dirbs.pta.gov.pk/ then enter 15 digit IMEI number and press Click
  2. Through SMS, go to messages and type your 15 digits IMEI number and send it to 8484
  3. For checking through Android application, Download and install the android app then open the app and enter 15 digits IMEI number.

You can get 1 of the following message after entering your IMEI number.

  • “IMEI is compliant”
  • “Device IMEI is Valid. For auto registration, Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anyone on or before date October 20, 2018”
  • Device IMEI is not Valid. In order to use it, Please insert all your SIMs in this device and use them before date October 20, 2018”
  • The device is reported stolen and thus “Device IMEI is blocked”

 

Message Explanation Action
IMEI is compliant This message shows that the device you use is PTA compliant. You have complete access you’re your mobile phones and can continue using all the services No action needed in order to use it. The device is genuine.
Device IMEI is Valid. For auto registration, Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anyone on or before date October 20, 2018” This message shows that your device is GSMA approved thus the IMEI of your phone is valid, but the problem arises is that it is not PTA compliant. To help out such users, in order to be have complaint status,  PTA before the deadline October 20, 2018 will auto register all such IMEIs which are seen on Network. It is advised to do any of the following measures for auto-registration of all the IMEIs related to your mobile phone, i.e. either do a call, send a SMS or even use mobile internet before the deadline October 20, 2018 exceed its date for the purpose of continue receiving network services. In case of dual (or more) SIM mobile device(s), auto registration should be done by separately sending SMS by each SIM
Device IMEI is not Valid. In order to use it, Please insert all your SIMs in this device and use them before date October 20, 2018” This message tells about your mobile phone IMEI which is either not issued by GSMA or it is duplicated. To overcome this problem for such users, PTA before deadline, October 20 2018, will auto pair all such IMEIs which are seen on Network with specific SIMs. After this date the users with dual sims, will be able to access these IMEIs. It is advised to do at-least any one of the following revenue generating activity, for the purpose to auto pair all the IMEIs that is linked to your mobile phones. You have to do it from all SIMs that are on your name depending on which you want to use in this mobile device, i.e. before October 20, 2018 do a call, send a SMS or use mobile internet from your SIM(s). In case of phones with dual (or more) SIMs. Auto pairing for the mobile phones is done by following revenue generating activity using all the SIM slots.

 

Device is reported stolen and thus “Device IMEI is blocked” This message shows that your IMEI has been reported stolen thus it has blocked now. Contact PTA/CPLC to unblock your device in case of your device reported as stolen or lost before.

 

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