Telecom operators not to enforce real-name system on old customers
BEIJING, Aug 29, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's three telecom operators, China
Mobile (CHL.NYSE; 00941.HK), China Unicom (CHU.NYSE; 00762.HK) and
China Telecom (CHA.NYSE; 00728.HK), will not force their old
customers to register in the real-name system, neither will their
normal services be affected.
The upcoming real-name registration regulation is only imposed
among new subscribers, said the telecom operators.
The three companies have jointly announced that according to the
requirement of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
(MIIT), they will request the new fixed-phone, mobile phone and
wireless Internet access service subscribers to register their real
identity information since September 1.
And for their old customers, namely those have already subscribed
the services, the telecom operators will not force them to register
their real identity information, but may cast limitations on them
when they apply for changing business packages and top-up method,
reporting the loss of phone number, and other businesses. (Edited
by Li Xiaoyu, Lixy@xinhua.org)
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