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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:16 - Updated Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:14

Police warn of blocking irregular phone numbers

Luanda - National Police warned Monday mobile phone companies that keep operating outdated telephone numbers will be criminally responsible.

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Police want to block irregular phone numbers

Photo: Pedro Parente

This was during a press conference of the Commission set up under the Joint Executive Decree.

The representative of the National Police, Bruno Gomes, said it was necessary to start blocking such numbers in order to hinder the crimes committed through these means.

He said that there is a commitment to protect the rights of consumers, who are obliged to update their telephone numbers.

The CEO of National Institute of Inacom, Leonel Inacio Augusto, said that his institution granted another 48 hours for the owners of 500,000 numbers in Angola to update their data.

According to him, there are 14 million users of electronic communications services, of which 11.3 million, have been registered.

He added that with the completion of this process, started in 2015, some 1.2 million numbers have been suspended, including non-active numbers of those who have failed to request for issuing a duplicate.

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