Vodafone K.K. to ID prepaid users
Nov 30 2004 - 12:35 AM ET | Vodafone
Vodafone K.K. (Japan) today announced that the company will start to identify users of its pre-paid mobile phone service. The new ID action will help prevent, "Inappropriate use of prepaid mobile phones in Japan." There are three measures to the new system:
- By the end of the 2004, new customers can only use prepaid handsets after their ID information has been confirmed and registered on Vodafone K.K.'s customer information system.
- From December 2004, the identity of existing prepaid subscribers will be found when Vodafone K.K. deems necessary. This may result in suspension of lines if customers fail to provide the information requested.
- Take measures to change systems to confirm the identity of existing prepaid customers in respect of whom Vodafone K.K. does not hold ID information. This process will start in April 2005 as soon as necessary system modifications are in place, and may result in suspension of lines if customers fail to provide the information requested.