Russia will begin to block stolen phones

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Photo: Alexander Kryazhev / “Kommersant”

Russia will begin to block the “gray” phones: stolen and have not passed customs clearance devices fall into the black list. On Monday, July 2, according to the family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

It is planned that importers, as well as the Russians who have bought the phone abroad, will register them in a special database.

The corresponding idea was supported in the Federation Council. Earlier the expert Council under the government proposed to establish a special control system to combat the theft of mobile phones and their “grey” import.

As notes the edition, in Russia every year stealing up to 185 of thousands of mobile phones, with about 40 percent of the devices enters the country on “grey” customs schemes.

3 July 2009 it was reported that state Duma deputies are preparing amendments to the law “On communication”, providing for locking of the operators of stolen phones by IMEI numbers. In addition, the technical side of the issue worked in Rossvyaz.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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