The public relations officer of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Ditlhong Molapisi, says they are currently criss-crossing the country to warn their subscribers that if they do not register their phones before the deadline of 31 December 2009 they will be cut off the network.
They have so far been to Tsabong, Hukuntsi, Werda and Mahalapye.”We are determined to have covered as many villages and towns as possible around the country and informed our users about the need to register when the deadline comes,” he said.
They also have a contract with Botswana Posts which will sell their products and register the customers.
“We have chosen Botswana Post because of its capacity to operate in the remotest parts of the country,” he said.
”Our main aim at the moment is to relay the message to our customers and we are putting all our efforts into doing that,” he said.
On whether they have started their campaigns late as it is only four months before the deadline, said Molapisi.
The public relations manager of the Botswana Telecommunications Authority, Twobar Koontse, is concerned that only 13 percent cell home users were registered by July.
They will cut off services for all who do not register by 31 December.