Starting next year, no need for new Mobile ID contract with new SIM card

Mobile-ID being used to digitally sign a document. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

Beginning next year, Mobile ID subscribers will not have to sign a new Mobile ID contract when switching SIM cards.

Before, customers switching mobile network operators would have to break their existing Mobile ID contract, sign a new one with their new carrier and activate the new one on the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) homepage with the help of their ID card. A new Mobile ID contract had to be signed anytime a new SIM card was needed as well, such as when switching to a different phone model, said Tele2 product manager Katrin Aron.

Under the new system, however, customers will be able to sign a Mobile ID contract extension either in store or on their carrier's homepage before their previous SIM card expires.

"The Mobile ID will be valid for a period of five years beginning when the contract is signed," Aron explained. "Extending the contract either when replacing the SIM card or changing carriers, the contract will continue until the original end date."

The ability to extend existing Mobile ID contracts will apply to all mobile network operators beginning in the new year.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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