SIM-card hand




SIM-card hand

Law prohibiting the sale of SIM-cards with hand and without giving the buyer the necessary documents entered into force on 1 January 2014.

Under the law, these “sellers” will be punished with fines, which will make for citizens to 5000 rubles for legal entities – up to 200 thousand rubles.

As reported in the consideration of the bill parliamentarians introduced rules allow to stop fraudsters who use unregistered or purchased without personal data SIM-cards. Moreover, such “faceless» SIM-card can be used to commit crimes, including terrorist acts.

The document listed the places in which carrier may enter into contracts for the provision of cellular services. In particular, allowed sale of SIM-cards in commercial facilities with shopping facilities, designed for one or more jobs. Provides that enter into contracts for the provision of telecommunications services and the implementation of billing can natural or legal persons having a written document confirming the authority to act on behalf of the operator.

Seller SIM-card must pay to the buyer the contract details, and send one copy of the signed contract service provider within ten days, unless a shorter period is provided by the contract with the operator. The list shall be established rules of providing telecommunications services.

It also introduces a ban on the sale of SIM-cards in non-stationary outlets are not equipped for this purpose. Requirement for such commercial facilities establishes the Ministry of Communications. It does not apply to conclude the service provider or his authorized contracts for the provision of telecommunications services in specially equipped for customer service vehicles.

By law, a person acting on behalf of the operator, in the contract it is obliged to make information about the caller. For the illegal sale of SIM-cards will act fines for citizens from two thousand to five thousand rubles for officials – from 10 thousand to 50 thousand rubles for legal entities – from 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles. Service provider for the provision of false information about subscribers person acting on behalf of the operator, signing a contract for the provision of telecommunications services also provides for fines.

Adoption of the law on the one hand, reduce the number of distribution channels SIM-cards, on the other hand, allow us to curb the activities of unscrupulous dealers. Cellular operators have already taken measures to stop the sale of SIM-cards in a similar way, expanding its retail network.

So, “VimpelCom” (“Beeline” brand) for 2013 to throughout Russia has opened more than 800 own offices until the end of the year the number is expected to increase up to 1239 pieces. The following year, the operator will continue to develop its own network of offices. In addition, “VimpelCom” and digital hub “Ion” reported the discovery of 100 stores under the joint brand “know-how” in Moscow and the Moscow region until the end of 2014.

“Megaphone” in 2014, plans to expand its retail network to 2.1 thousands of salons. Currently own retail network operator has about 1.9 thousand salons, and about 2.3 thousand – shops working on franchising.

Amount of their own salons MTS increased in the third quarter of 2013 to 2.81 thousand. According to the company, the number of salons MTS retail network, taking into account partners working under the brand at the end of the third quarter of 2013 amounted to more than 4 thousand salons.

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