What are the Rain RICA requirements? A lot of people have been flocking to Rain over the past few years. The company has some of the most pocket friendly data tariffs that can be found on the market today. We have previously written on where to buy a Rain SIM. Before you can start using it, however, your SIM needs to be registered. That’s in terms of regulations in the country. But what documents do you need in order to register your Rain SIM card?
Documents required to RICA register a Rain SIM
In order to RICA register a RAIN SIM card, you need to have the following;
- Your South African ID. This can be an ID document or a smart ID.
- Proof of residence. This can be a levy statement or an electricity bill.
How does the process work?
Those the Rain RICA requirements. But how does the process work? Your Rain SIM card needs to be RICA registered online. To get started, simply go to the Rain website and click on Activate SIM. You will then need to create an account, pick a plan, register your payment details and RICA your SIM. Afterwards, your Rain SIM card will become active.
Why is there a requirement that South Africans register their SIM cards
All South Africans are required to register their SIM cards in terms of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act 70 of 2002. This law was put in place in reaction to the committing of crime using cellphones.
The idea is that whenever someone is involved in a criminal activity in which or during which a cellphone is used, they can be tracked using the details that are captured during the RICA process. The RICA requirement is not unique in South Africa. All countries have similar arrangements to some degree.
In this article, we gave you the Rain RICA requirements. We noted that a lot of people have been acquiring Rain SIM cards. Once you have bought your Rain SIM, it needs to be registered before it can be used. That’s in line with government legislation.
After you have registered your Rain SIM, and after it has become activated, you will want to test your internet speed. Do so using our SA Broadband speed testing tool. The tool allows you to accurately gauge your download and upload speeds. It’s great to always know whether or not your ISP is providing the speeds that signed up for.