[:p b] The Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) decided to anticipate the implementation of the system of blocking new irregular cell phones for the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. Messages warning of the blocking of phones that are irregular will begin to be sent on September 23, 2018. And the device lockwill begin on December 8. On the other hand, in the state of São Paulo, the blockade begins to work from March 24, 2019. The Board of Directors approved the measure by deliberative circuit on Tuesday (10), meeting the request of the Federal Intervention Office in the State of Rio de Janeiro. New deployment schedule:
- States of Acre, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, Tocantins and the Southern Region: messages to users of irregular devices will be forwarded from September 23, 2018 and the device is blocked from December 8, 2018. In these states, the measure applies to irregular devices enabled from September 23, 2018.
- States of the Northeast region and other states of the North and Southeast Region, including São Paulo: forwarding messages to users from January 7, 2019 and preventing the use of irregular devices as of March 24, 2019. In these states, the measure applies to irregular devices enabled from January 7, 2019.
In the Federal District and the state of Goiás, the blocking of irregular cell phones has been implanted since May 9, 2018. SIGA Project The implementation of the blocking of new irregular mobile terminals, called Project Siga, will not affect unique data terminals because it is not possible to forward informational messages to these devices, Anatel reports. The project aims to curb the use of non-certified mobile phones, with IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) tampered with, cloned or other forms of fraud. They participate in the project coordinated by the Agency, industry and mobile phone companies. IMEI Anatel created the Legal Cellular hotsite where the consumer can consult the situation of the device by IMEI, a unique global identification number for each mobile phone. To know the IMEI of the mobile phone just dial *#06# on the device. Source: anatel.gov.br/institucional/noticias-destaque/2011-bloqueio-de-aparelhos-moveis-irregulares-comeca-dia-8-de-dezembro-no-rj[:]