The government has released plans to track all mobile phones within the UK, both contract and PAYG (Pay As You Go). At present you can just pay cash for PAYG phones over the counter at most retailers, it seems this is proving a popular method with criminals and terrorists who may swap phones and sims as frequently as every week.
The Government’s new plans would be anyone purchasing a new mobile phone, contract or PAYG would need to show ID proof in the form of a passport or driving license.
Although a good idea in theory, my thoughts are;
Most criminals and terrorists have fake ID
They can bring in phones from abroad
With all the free sim cards flying around, you may as well stock up now!!!
Thankfully this has been put on hold, and will be reviewed again next year.