Information for Sri Lanka Phone Users.
In Sri Lanka,
- It is a criminal offence to use any mobile phone without IMEI number.
- You must have registered the SIM card with the carrier under your name with your NIC number and address.
- You can have maximum 5 numbers of SIM cards from one carrier under your name.
- The Law prohibits you from using a phone with the SIM that was registered under another person's name.
- Don't use your mobile phone while you are driving or walking as it is against the law.
- Do not take photos or videos in restricted areas and in front of (disrespecting) the Buddha statues. (Violation may lead to criminal prosecution).
- If the phone is lost or stolen report it to the nearest police station and get a copy of that police entry and report it to your carrier along with it and get your new SIM card. And then report it to Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka along with these documents.
- TRC will assist to recover the phone or will make it unusable.
- Don't buy mobile phones from unknown people to avoid legal problems.
- The CDMA phone connection is meant for to be used in the registered address only.
- CDMA phone can't be used as a mobile phone as some people carrying it in their cars and vans. It is against the law.
- If you are using Smartphone, reload it with calling minutes separately and data plan separately. If you happened to use calling minute's balance for data plan then it will be an expensive process when compared to the original data plan price.
- Beware of free Wi-Fi hotspots that are being offered by private people as they may plant tracking scripts in your Smartphone and other devices, when you happened to connect to the internet through their Wi-Fi connection.
- Always keep your phone's Bluetooth setting in "off" position as some people try to send scripts to your device through the Bluetooth, to control your phone or to crash its operating system. Switch it "on" whenever you are in need of the Bluetooth activity.
- If you are getting unwanted calls and/or SMS to your mobile phone, complain it to your carrier and to the local police.
- If you are using Smartphone use the "Block Call" App to stop these annoying calls and SMS text messages to your device.
- Don't open MMS and SMS text messages that are coming from unknown people as they may contain malware or scripts to control your Smartphone.
- Always try to reload more than Rs 500/-, if the provided number is wrong one, then you can recover that money with the assistance of the re-load provider.