The Russian authorities plan to introduce mandatory registration of mobile phones by factory number (IMEI) in mid-2021. The bill prepared by deputies, reports “Kommersant”.
As writes the edition, the project has been discussed since January of 2019, he suggests that register the smart phones by IMEI oblige their importers, that is, including, and citizens who purchased the device abroad.
The bill provides for free registration of gadgets that are already used in the country at the time of entry into force. However, for new mobile phones check will be paid.
“Kommersant” says that the original bill established a registration fee of not more than 100 rubles., however, the modified version provides that the procedure and amount of fees will be set by the government.
Under the scope of regulation will not get smartphones and other devices with SIM cards purchased for state and municipal needs.
As the newspaper notes, the equipment will not be registered or will be coincident with a different IMEI may be blocked by the mobile operator.