BY GEORGE OKELLO
Here in the UK, sim cards are not registered to a named individual. You just buy it as you buy bread or cigarettes or beer. . I have hundreds in my drawers- the reason being that it is cheaper to make international calls on some types of simcards. For £5, I can phone the Philippines for 500 hours and Uganda for about 50 hours. But if I used my UK telephone, the cost for an international call is £1 per minute, so that gives me only 5 minutes to talk to Uganda for $5 pounds, compared to 50 hours with a simcard. The only difference is that everytime you use a simcard it is automatically registered on the phone being used- and in the UK, it is now possible to pinpoint the exact location of any mobile phone call.