Minister Dermot Ahern Announces New Measures to Safeguard Children Using 3G Phones

Dublin, Ireland – Speaking at the launch of a parental guide for Children and Mobile Phones, the Minister said:
“To protect Irish children I think we need to go beyond the present degree of protection – we need a national register of 3G phones. A national register of picture phones has proven impractical by virtue of the fact that we already had millions of GSM handsets in existence when picture-phones became available. But 3G is different.”
This may introduce some logisitical headaches for mobile phone operators, as prepaid phones do not require any form of ID, if these phones are being purchased as gifts, the registration process may be complicated.
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