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How to Unblock a PTA-Blocked Phone: An Easy way

Your phone may be prohibited as a result of the PTA’s laws and regulations, but don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world. All you have to do to unlock a phone banned by PTA is read this article and follow the instructions.

Why was your phone blocked by PTA?

If your phone is not registered with PTA after a certain amount of time, it will most likely be banned. Registering your phone is necessary because it allows the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to maintain track of which gadgets have been lawfully imported and which have been smuggled into Pakistan. In most situations, such phones that have been carried by the owner when travelling from another country are unregistered with the PTA, and the appropriate tax must be paid in order to continue using them.

PTA Phone Unblocking

Your PTA Blocked Phone Can Be Unblocked

Here’s how to quickly unlock a phone that has been seized by authorities:

  • Follow this link to the PTA’s official website.
  • A menu may be found in the bottom right corner. To continue, select the very last option, “Online Mobile Registration.”
  • When you select this option, you will be sent to a new page where you must create a new account and sign up as a new user.
  • Personal information such as your name, phone number, email address, postal address, city, passport number, CNIC, and password will be requested.
  • Your registration will be complete once you have completed all of the fields in the form.
  • An activation link will be provided to you, allowing you to access your account.
  • Register your phone by logging into your freshly established account.
  • It’s crucial to keep in mind that you may only register one free mobile phone each year. You’ll have to pay tax on any additional phones you want to register.
  • Your IMEI number, which may be located on the phone box, will also be required.
  • After you submit the form, you will receive a text message on your phone with your PSID number and COC ID information.
  • If there is any tax due on your device, it will be notified in the SMS.
  • You must pay the tax in any major Pakistani banking branch, such as MCB, ABL, or NBP, to finalise the registration of your PTA banned phone.
  • Following payment, you will get a text message confirming that your phone has been approved by the PTA.


What Taxes Do You Have to Pay to unblock your phone?

The amount of tax you pay is determined on the cost of the gadget you’re using. Even if you brought an old phone from another country, the tax on it will be based on the current market pricing.

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of Raabta.net. He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to Aagahi.pk, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.
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