Flash decision about mobile phones! It has changed, 365 days now …


AA | Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 16:21 | Last Updated: 20 02 2021 – 17:32

Concerns everyone living in Turkey. The period was extended, it was applied as 120 days previously, it was increased to 365 days. The application period for recording electronic devices brought with passengers from abroad and receiving services from the mobile communication network has been increased to 365 days due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.

The Regulation on the Amendment of the Regulation on the Registration of Devices with Electronic Identity Information prepared by the Information Technologies and Communication Authority entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette.

Accordingly, the “black list” is illegal, lost, stolen, electronic identity information has been changed or copied to other devices, the Information Technologies and Communication Authority has been notified of its disposal or exported, it has received international permanent data roaming service or is not included in the Authority records. It will consist of IMEI numbers of devices that have been detected to be in use and removed from the white list by not receiving service from electronic communication networks for 7 years.

The “gray list” will include the IMEI numbers of devices that are found to be out of the white and black lists, but temporarily receive electronic communications service within the borders of the country.

The paired whitelist belongs to the borrower for the duration of the debt with the IMEI numbers of the devices brought with the passenger as of May 31, 2019, the subscriber numbers registered to the identity number of the passenger, limited to three calendar years, and the IMEI numbers of the devices that have been reported to be financed by the operators. It will be formed by matching subscriber numbers.

Operators will send a text message to the user of the device whose IMEI number is in the black list, stating that the IMEI number is in the black list, and inform the subscriber of the device, which is not able to receive text messages, with different communication methods. The foreign operator that the user of the device within the scope of the international permanent data roaming service is a subscriber will also be informed.

The device, whose IMEI number is in the black list, will be accessed to the 112 Emergency Call service.

Electronic devices that are not included in the institution’s records but are detected to be in use and have not been registered within 120 days from the date they were added to the black list will continue to be considered as “illegal devices” and will be closed to use.

However, applications to register the devices with electronic identity information brought with the passenger due to Kovid-19 and receiving service from the mobile communication network will be made within 365 days from the date of entry to the country. This period was previously applied as 120 days.

For devices that are not registered within the specified 120-day usage period, taking into account the epidemic, it has been possible to register and re-open within 365 days, effective from the date of entry to the country.