8 Nov 2010

Fiji interim government confident most phone users now complying with decree

4:55 pm on 8 November 2010

The Attorney General in Fiji is confident almost all phone users have registered their details since the interim government announced its Telephone Services Decree last July.

The decree was issued following reports of bogus calls, threats and people impersonating regime members.

The deadline for registrations is today after the interim government extended it several times.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says there is no need for another extension.

A spokesperson for Telecom Fiji Limited, Vanessa Kilna, says it has registered about 98 percent of its customers and is awaiting the final few.

"We're fairly comfortable that we've got the majority of our customers. All our business customers have been registered. The majority of our residential customers have been registered. We just believe that there's a few wireless and possibly residential customers but very minute at this stage. So I think we've done a good job in registering customers."

Vanessa Kilna says Telecom will not impose any penalties on customers who register late but is wanting them to comply with the decree.