How to Register SIM Cards in Austria?

More+More+ ♦ Published: August 15, 2019; 11:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

All SIM card users in Austria must register their prepaid cards by September 1, 2019. Severe penalties are imminent. The following hint will allow you to use your card for another year without registering.

Tip: Recharge your card with a sufficient amount of credit shortly before September 1, 2019 and then be able to use the card without registration for another year. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Telefónica O₂ EuropeScan by User:Mattes [Public Domain]

The SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) is a chip card that is inserted into a mobile phone and serves to identify the user in the network.

Newly purchased SIM cards have had to be registered since the beginning of the year, regardless of whether they are prepaid or postpaid, conventional voice tariffs or pure data tariffs in mobile WLAN routers.

SIM card users with a…