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Cellphone Prices Jump 20% in Iran

To find a flawless solution to the smuggling problem, the government has shut down Hamta system due to which smuggled cellphones cannot be registered
Cellphone Prices Jump 20% in Iran
Cellphone Prices Jump 20% in Iran

Following the latest government crackdown on illegal mobile phone imports, the price of handsets has shot up 20% in the market.
“With declining supply, the price of handsets has increased 15-20% in the past few days,” a mobile market analyst Meisam Daadkhah told ISNA.
In a bid to curb cellphone smuggling, two ministries (ICT and industries) along with the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration and the Communication Regulatory Authority launched the so-called Mobile Registry Scheme in late 2017 according to which local operators are barred from offering services to contraband phones.


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