Seanad debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Commencement Matters

Telecommunications Services Provision

10:30 am

Photo of Aidan DavittAidan Davitt (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister. I appreciate the work he is doing. He mentioned to me outside that legislation is proposed. I appreciate all the hard work he is doing in regard to this and I hope this can feed into it. The last thing I want is a ban on people using phones. What we are doing is the way forward but a certain amount of regulation is required. At present, a five-year-old child could rock up to a shop, get a SIM card and gain access to anything he or she wants. This is not good enough.

Comments

kamil s
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 9:08 pm (Report this comment)

I think that the minimum age for getting a prepaid sim card should be 13 or 14 years old but not 18 because the teens should be able to get a sim. what i think is that all the mobile providers vodafone eir 3 etc should get the subscribers id details for ex Name surname id numer nationality dob so that if something is wrong they can be tracked easily. i think as well that SIM Cards should be turned off and blocked if a sim is not registered to prevent anyone from using it anonymously. Like i am from poland and you need to show a passport to get one. if you dont show your passport the sim will not get activated and it will be blocked . it will say no service all the time. and in poland 13 years old is the minimum age for sim card registration. It should be in ireland the same and one thing. to prevent registering a sim on a specimen person they should do a video chat id check like in germany. you show off your id to the camera they take a picture of it and also a pic of your face. thats how it is in germany. Ireland should implement that for all sim cards including pay as you go

kamil s
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 9:08 pm (Report this comment)

and please tell the minister about that comment

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