What is DIRBS?

Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System

All mobile devices including non-compliant (having SIM/IMEI functionality) active on Pakistani mobile networks till 1st December, will remain operational without service interruption. Non-compliant mobile devices will be paired with user's mobile number.

What Customer has to do?

To check the status of your mobile device, kindly dial *#06# from the dialer of mobile device, after receiving each 15 digit IMEI number (dual SIM), send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to short code 8484 (10 paisas).

Message and their Responses:

Message Explanation Action
IMEI is compliant (PTA Approved) This message indicates that the mobile device is PTA compliant. You can use this mobile device and continue receiving network services without any issue. Your mobile device is genuine and no action required to use it..
Device IMEI is Valid. Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anyone for auto registration. This message indicates that your IMEI of your mobile device is valid as it is GSMA approved, but it is not PTA compliant. To facilitate such users, PTA will auto register all such IMEIs which are observed on Network, their status will be compliant. In order to auto-register all the IMEIs related to this mobile device, it is advised to do any revenue generating activity i.e. make a call, send a SMS or use mobile internet. In dual (or more) SIM mobile device(s), revenue generating activity must be made through each SIM slot in order to be auto registered.
Device IMEI is non-compliant. Please insert all your SIMs in this device and use them to continue using this device. This message indicates that your mobile device IMEI is either not allocated by GSMA or it is duplicated. To facilitate such users, PTA will auto pair all such IMEIs which are observed on Network with specific SIMs. In order to auto pair all the IMEIs related to this mobile device, it is advised to do at-least one revenue generating activity from all SIMs you want to use in this mobile device, i.e. make a call, send a SMS or use mobile internet from your SIM(s). In dual (or more) SIM mobile device(s), revenue generating activity must be made using all the SIM slots for the mobile device(s) to be auto paired.
Device IMEI is blocked. Reported stolen. This message indicates that your IMEI is blocked as this IMEI has been reported stolen earlier. If you are the one who has reported this mobile device as stolen/lost earlier and now it is recovered, then contact PTA/CPLC to unblock your mobile device.

How To Pair SIM?

To get your Ufone SIM paired, insert all your Ufone SIMs in-use in your non-compliant handset (Dual SIM) and make a Call/SMS.

Contact Us

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  • Tel: 033-11-333-100
  • Email: customercare@ufone.com

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