Operators are obliged to deactivate prepaid cards with a Luxembourg call number whose holders have not identified themselves this month
People using pay-as-you-go phones in Luxembourg who have not identified themselves to their operator may find themselves cut off from 13 July.
Since the beginning of 2016, all mobile phone operators in Luxembourg have requested that users of pre-paid Sim cards identify themselves, as part of a strategy to fight crime and terrorism.
Under the new law on electronic communications of 7 June, operators are obliged to deactivate prepaid cards with a Luxembourg call number whose holders have not identified themselves.
This obligation comes into force on 13 July. Anyone using a Luxembourg-based Sim card who wishes to remain connected, should speak to their mobile phone operator by 12 July at the latest.
“The practical arrangements for identification may vary from one operator to another, but in all cases operators are obliged to collect the elements necessary for identification, including a copy of an identity document,” the ministry of state said in a press release.