Libyana deactivates foreign users' SIMs

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

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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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