50% of cell phones in Bolivia are cloned

The president of the Bolivian’s Single Federation of Microelectronics Technicians, Donato López, reported on Tuesday that 50% of cell phones are “cloned” in the country and that organization works on technical methods to disable stolen mobile equipment. We estimate there are twenty million cell phones. To determine how many official and cloned phones exist in Bolivia, telephone companies in coordination with the police require a “blackout”.

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