Libyana deactivates foreign users' SIMs

Security issues cited as reason for deactivation, users given chance to reactivate
Libyana deactivates foreign users’ SIMs


Libyana Mobile Phone, one of Libya’s two mobile operators, has deactivated the SIM cards of all foreign subscribers in the interests of national security, according to a report from Libya Observer.

The telco reportedly said that all foreigners who wish to reactivate their SIM cards must bring a valid visa and a photocopy of their passports to the firm’s main outlet in Tripoli.

Criminals and radical groups had used Libyana numbers registered with foreigners’ IDs to commit crimes, the report indicated.

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