Booming business for shops as CCK shuts fake phones
Monday was the day of reckoning when millions of fake mobile phones handsets in Kenya were switched off the networks.
Monday October 1 2012
Safaricom blacklisted and blocked 680,000 phones from its network, Telkom Orange locked out 75,000 phones while Airtel blocked 740,000 phones. YuMobile independently confirmed that it had switched off about 45,000 phones.
A survey by the Daily Nation revealed that some owners of fake handsets were still operating their devices well after 4 PM
According to information released by mobile operators last week, the entire operation was supposed to commence at midnight on Sunday and take 15 hours