Panama: Sales of Blocked Cell Phones Prohibited

From 1 April this year dealers of mobile phone services can only sell unlocked handsets.

Friday, January 6, 2017

From a statement issued by the Regulatory Authority for Public Services:

The National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) has announced that, effective from April 1, 2017, dealers of Cellular Mobile Telephony Services (No. 107) and Personal Communications Services (No. 106) may only sell mobile phone equipment which is unlocked.

The measure approved by Resolution No. 10817-Telco AN of December 29, 2016 and promulgated in the official newspaper La Gaceta No. 28190-A January 4th of this year, is designed to facilitate and expedite the process of number portability.

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