Friday, September 22, 2017

Prepaid SIMS return

Prepaid FEC20 SIM cards were put back on the market from January 26, a spokesperson for the company producing the cards said last week.

The cards are being made by E-Lite Tech IT Services and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications and will be sold countrywide, she said on January 26.

“FEC20 GSM cards are back on sale today. Customers can choose to pay in either kyat or FEC,” she said.

“Customers need to provide a photocopy of his/her identity card, including their address. If a foreigner wishes to buy one, he or she has to provide a copy of their passport,” she said, adding that customers are limited to one card for each sale.

U Thein Win, MPT’s chief engineer, said the prepaid cards had been discontinued in 2010.

“We stopped selling FEC20 cards because the numbering machine didn’t have any more capacity. I can’t clearly remember exactly what the problem was,” he said.

“Outgoing calls will be charged at FEC0.30 a minute and text messages will cost FEC0.05 each,” the E-lite spokesperson said.

“We don’t plan to produce any FEC10 cards yet,” she added.