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PTA To officially Launch DIRBS to block stolen and smuggled Mobile Phones in Pakistan

PTA to officially Launch DIRBS to Block Stolen and Smuggled Mobile Phones in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | May 9, 2018 | category: Mobile Phones

PTA To officially Launch DIRBS to block stolen and smuggled Mobile Phones in Pakistan. We reported you last year that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken a step forward and would launch a new system called Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) in order to permanently block the snatched and smuggled mobile phones in the country.

Now the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken a step forward and to officially launched the Mobile Devices Identification, Registration and Blocking Regulation System (DIRBS) in Pakistan on Thursday, in order to block stolen, smuggled and duplicate identifiers mobile phones in Pakistan.

PTA will launch the DIRBS in the country on Thursday by utilizing the different IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of each mobile phone. The other parameters to monitor, identify and regulating the smuggled and stolen devices.

Mobile Devices Identification, Registration and Blocking Regulation System (DIRBS) will help to identify the IMEI of illegal devices and it will be report to the Telecom companies in the country other concerned bodies will block them.

Now You Can Get Back Snatched or Stolen Mobile Phones

How will DIRBS work?

Once the DIRBS system gets activated by PTA it will be  capable of detecting the non-compliant mobile phones’ IMEI numbers of the handset will be used, while other mobile identifying tools will also be applied. Once non-compliant mobile phones are found and detected by cellular operators, they will be black-listed and won’t work with any mobile network in Pakistan. These snatched and smuggled mobile phones will be blocked after detection permanently.

It is worth mentioning here that this PTA step will increase the revenue and benefit of the telecom network. The Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) is a good initiative and will be very useful for the public which is facing lots of problems owing to the unavailability of a competent system to stop criminal activities involving mobile phones snatching.

This type of system is already being implemented in many other countries of the world, and have shown proven results.

Update:

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has today officially launched the DIRBS in the country. Now the consumers can verify the authenticity of their mobile devices in line with PTA regulations via SMS to 8484 and to check the status of IMEI log on dirbs.pta.gov.pk or download DIRBS android mobile app from Google Play and Apple app stores.

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PTA Launches A System To Permanently Block Snatched/ Smuggled Mobile Phones

PTA Launches A System To Permanently Block Snatched/ Smuggled Mobile Phones


Sumera Saeed | December 5, 2017 | category: Mobile Phones

PTA Launches A System To Permanently Block Snatched/ Smuggled Mobile Phones. There is a good news for them whose mobile phones have been snatched or stolen. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken a step forward and launched a new system called Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) in order to permanently block the snatched and smuggled mobile phones in the country.

The Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) by PTA will essentially remove any illegal, snatched and smuggled mobile phones and devices in Pakistan.

PTA has declared the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) back in September and guaranteed that this system will permanently block the import and trade of non-compliant mobile phones in the country.

How Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System Works?

PTA said that the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS)  is capable of detecting the non-compliant mobile phones’ IMEI numbers of the handset will be used, while other mobile identifying tools will also be applied. Once non-compliant mobile phones are found and detected by cellular operators, they will be black-listed and won’t work with any mobile network in Pakistan. These snatched and smuggled mobile phones will be blocked after detection permanently.

How to check mobile phone IMEI Number?

IMEI number comes with all mobile phone allocated by GSMA across the world. It’s in fact an identity number of your mobile phone. I am using a Samsung device and its IMEI number is printed at the back where phone battery placed. The IMEI number also presents on the box of the device.

You can also check and confirm the IMEI number of your mobile phone by checking it on box and mobile phones.

You can also check the IMEI number of your mobile phones by dialing the *#06# on the mobile phones.

Now You Can Get Back Snatched or Stolen Mobile Phones

Before the launch of Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System, PTA will offer a Device Verification System (DVS) for the public that will be available through the DIRBS website/mobile app or through SMS to check the validity of the mobile phone.

The Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) by PTA is a good initiative and will be very useful for the public which is facing lots of problems owing to the unavailability of an competent system to thwart criminal activities involving mobile phones.

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