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1. Long Code Initiated by Allan Amanyire

How can I acquire a Long Code?


Flowers

 

 

Frowns

“You did not specify whether you intend to use the long code for SMS or voice.”

Conclusion/ Remarks

“Long codes are assigned by the telcos. You need to get in touch with the respective VAS staff there (usually in the marketing department)... Each telco has its own terms.

 

Alternatively, you could enlist the help of VAS aggregators experienced in handling such since they have the systems and necessary connections/integration with the telcos already active.”

 

2. Phone Tracking Initiated by John Sindani

What are the procedures followed?


Flowers

 

 

Frowns

“A friend bought a phone in town from a shop last year  but got it robbed a month later… Around June this year, she started getting calls from people she didn't know… She was advised to go to CPS to report now she is too scared to do so!”

 

Conclusion/ Remarks

“If I were her, I would just stay put. Because even when told to report to police, weird things have happened there.”

 

“Security agencies these days have the capability of locating you or at least the mast you are communicating from so if they badly want to get you, they will.

If you really want to get a separate printout you should probably report this very phone as stolen from you (not sure about the legality of this).”

 

“Better use CID directly. They have a desk/department that handles electronic crimes.”

 

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