3cr SIMs still remained biometrically unverified

DHAKA : Although three days are to go to expire the deadline of biometric SIM registration, over 3 crore SIMs are still remained unverified, reports BSS.
As a last-ditch effort, the cellular phone operators have already announced big amounts of cash and prizes to ensure biometric verification of maximum number of SIMs. But, at the final moments, subscribers are facing difficulties of “connection error” that has emerged as a barrier to verifying SIMs using biometric system.
Customer care agents and retailers of operators preferring anonymity told BSS that they are frequently suffering network error or sever down problems while initiating to collect finger prints of customers and do verification.
However, Spokesperson and Secretary of Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Sarwar Alam today said they have directed all the operators to ensure uninterrupted connections with server so mobile phone subscribers can complete the verification smoothly without any hassle.