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Do you have to register a “Pay as You Go” phone?

This question crossed the mind of those using pay-as-you-go mobile phone plans more than once, probably. But luckily, the Internet is a very resourceful place, where you can find pretty much all pieces of information needed for different purposes. However, finding reliable information is not always easy since there are plenty of unwilling or ill-informed people that will cause confusion amongst others. Pay as you go SIM cards must be registered, starting with the 1st of January 2017, but only depending on what country you find yourself in. However, below you will find some useful information on these “pay-as-you-go” phones.

1. Different countries, different regulations

For instance, in Poland, since the 1st of January 2017, all pay-as-you-go phones must be registered as a result of an anti-terrorism law passed by the Polish Parliament. The same law was passed in other several European countries. However, these regulations change from country to country, and for more information you should check with your phone services provider.

2. The advantages of using prepaid SIM cards

There are plenty of advantages of investing in a pay-as-you-go phone, and below you will find some of the greatest.

• No contracts to sign – standard mobile plans require the consumer to sign a contract for at least one year. However, in the case of these phones and SIM cards, this is not applicable. You use them as you wish, for how long you wish, and if you find a better offer at a different company, you are free to leave the current one. • There will not be a credit card required – since you pay in advance for the services that you will be receiving in the following month, there is no need of a credit card. This comes as an advantage, since you know for sure how you will be spending monthly for the mobile phone services. • No credit card check, either – you don’t have to worry about your credit card score when you invest in such phones. Your credit card score doesn’t matter. • You remain anonymous – you won’t have to show your ID or unveil your identity when purchasing such SIM cards or phones. At least in certain countries. • High quality and techy smartphones – even if you purchase such phone, the mobile companies will make sure that you have a fully-equipped and smart phone. • There are no age restrictions – while if you sign a contract with a mobile company for their services, you must be at least 18 years old, you can be as young when purchasing “pay-as-you-go” phone. The company’s only concern is if you are able to pay for your cell phone. • These phones and SIM cards are easy to activate, the process being easy to manage by the user themselves. Only follow the instruction on the SIM card, and you’re good to go.

These are some details on “pay-as-you-go” phones and SIM cards. Make sure to inform yourself and don’t make a rushed decision.

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