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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

In Saudi Arabia, user’s ID number now required to recharge prepaid mobile phones

This should put the cat among the pigeons when millions of expats reurn to the Magic Kingdom aka Saudi Arabia after the summer. It seems that those wise, be-thobed, legislators have decreed that all who work in the kingdom will need to supply an ID number e.g. otherwise known as an iqama number or residency permit number if they want to top up their phones with more credit! This will have to be seen to beleived as there are at least 9 million expat or foreign workers in the kingdom and it's debatable as to how many are actually legal and registered in the system! I predict mayhem if it is enforced on 31st July, 2012!

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