From November 9th all mobile phone prepaid card users, i.e. those without a contract, must be registered with the phone company, and must prove their identity.

The government has stated that a rumoured extension will not happen, and any unregistered phones will be disconnected on the ninth.

Phone operators had strongly requested a transition period, during which users could register their phones, but the Ministry of Interior has decided that the mandatory cut offs will happen on the ninth.