The state-owned Ukrainian State Center of Radio Frequencies expects that unregistered IMEI cell-phones will be disconnected as of the autumn, the statement from the Ukrainian State Center of Radio Frequencies reads.
The state-owned enterprise Ukrainian State Center for Radio Frequencies (Ukrchastotnadzor) cautions against buying iPhone 4 mobile devices in the Ukrainian retail chain, reads a statement made by the Ukrchastotnadzor press service.
Mobile operators favour the idea to start simultaneously disconnecting mobile phones with not-registered IMEI codes.
The largest Ukrainian telecommunication company Ukrtelecom, which also renders the services of UMTS mobile communication under the Utel brand, has launched the sending of SMSes to users of phones with unregistered IMEI codes.
Ukrainian mobile operators have not yet started sending SMS warning the owners of “gray” phones about their status. This process should start from January 2.
The Ukrainian State Center For Radio Frequencies (Ukrchastotnahliad) reminds foreigners about registering their mobile phones in the IMEI-code database if they use services of Ukrainian mobile operators.
The National Communications Regulatory Commission binds mobile communications operators from January 2, 2010 to start sending notification SMSes to subscribers whose phones are on the ‘grey’ lists of IMEI-codes database, reads a report made by the commission.