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Help make Tz a safe place - Register your sim-card

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Yona F. Maro, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Yona F. Maro

    Yona F. Maro R I P

    Aug 6, 2009
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    The looming implementation of the last elements of the TCRA Act means
    headaches for telecommunications operators and retailers, but smart
    service providers and network operators can use this data to give them
    a competitive edge in what is becoming a hotly contested telcoMS

    Within the next Few months or so, telecommunications operators will
    have to capture and keep on record the names, ID numbers and addresses
    of every single one of their subscribers

    That will make it possible for law enforcement agencies to trace
    people or intercept calls when they suspect criminal activity is
    happening. While this is a good thing for Tanzanian communities
    especially in the urban areas, in the short-term it is going to mean a
    lot of extra work for our telcoms and for retailers. They are going to
    need excellent systems in place to accommodate this extra workload,
    which they will not be paid for

    Using such systems Operators can easily record all the call data they
    need to comply with warrants for legal interception, including when,
    where and by whom every call is made although such acts have been
    applied before

    Once they start gathering and storing that kind of data, many other
    opportunities open up. For example, an operator that launches a new
    cellphone package offering cheaper off-peak calls can easily check to
    see how many calls are actually being made during those times. It also
    provides a great way to track the return on investment of marketing
    campaigns .

    The disadvantage of this is that it will make it easy for security
    agents to target people, particularly media sources, to satisfy the
    interests - personal and political - of the political powers , maybe
    if they plan to have their own kind of registration and contracts with
    cellphone operators and it will do-away with abnormalities such as
    buying of sim-cards for a specific purpose only to be abandoned later

    Here are some handy tips for Future subscribers , registration must
    be done in person to confirm your identity and has a list of what you
    need to bring along with you to register your SIM cards .

    • Cell phone number
    • Full names & surname
    • ID/ passport and one physical address (you will need to show any
    document that includes your name and residential address such as bank
    statement, utility bill, cell phone or retail account, rental lease or
    credit agreement, insurance policy, TV license, etc.)
    • Those residing in an informal settlement can provide a letter and/or
    affidavit from a school, church or retail store where you receive your
    • Parents will have to register their minor children’s SIM Cards in
    their names
    The good news is that there is no cost involved in registering and you
    only have to do it once.

    Liberalisation will see a number of new players in the telcom space
    This WILL HAVE enormous potential for the network service providers
    struggling with network dimensioning issues as they expand their

    All information will be kept confidential in a secure data base and
    cannot be used for any purpose other than the purposes allowed under
    the TCRA Act if you feel anything illegal going on with your
    registration please contact your Phone Operator Before reporting to
    the TCRA

    You can help to make Tanzania a safer place, as this law aims to help
    law enforcement agencies to identify the users of cell phone numbers
    and track criminals using cell phones for illegal activities
  2. Barubaru

    Barubaru JF-Expert Member

    Aug 7, 2009
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    Kuna mambo muhimu sana kisheria katika kupambanua sheria hizo.

    Sheria za mawasiliano za ITU ( International telecommunication Union) zinabainisha wazi Ni haramu kwa kampuni za simu kusikiliza au hata kunakili mazungumzo ya wateja wawili wanapoongea. na wakaendelea kusema Simu ni mawasiliano ya mpigaji na mpigiwaji tu. hakuna nayeruhusiwa kuingilia baina yao.

    Nikirudi kwenye sharia za Tanzania.

    hakika sheria hizi zinatambua kila kitu kwa uasili (origin) wake. Kwa maana ushahidi au kitu original kinaweza kutumika mahakamani kama ushahidi.

    Vitu kama fax, video, sms, tape records etc zinapokelewa mahakamani kama kielelezo lakini hakitumiki kama ushahidi wa kumtia mtu hatiani.

    Sasa in order hiyo sheria ya TCRA iwe na maana lazima waangalie sheria hizo nilizobainisha kabla kukurupuka na kutoa sheria isiyo na meno.