Brazil Thinking Of Banning Prepaid Mobile Phones

from the that's-gotta-hurt dept

While it hasn’t caught on in the US (though, some carriers are starting to push it heavily) prepaid mobile phones are very popular throughout the rest of the world. Now, there are talks about banning prepaid mobile phones in Brazil because of their growing use in crimes. Since the prepaid calls can’t be traced, they are the communication system of choice among organized (and disorganized) criminals. Brazilian carriers are scared to death of such proposals, since they make the majority of their revenue on prepaid deals.

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