If you want to get a new cell phone number, don't forget to bring your ID card with you.
From September 1, people have to register(注册) with their ID to buy a new cell phone number. You can show your ID card or hukou, but student ID's won't work.
If you already have a cell phone number, it is better to register it.
The new rules are meant to prevent junk messages and fraud(诈骗) through cell phones.
A cell phone user inChinaon average received 43.3 messages a week in the first half of this year. According to reports, about 12 of those were junk messages.
In a survey, about 74.5 percent of users said they have received fraudulent(诈骗的) messages.
If all people register their cell phone number with ID information, it will be easier for police to find the people behind those messages.
Situations in other countries
Because cell phone are getting more and more popular, many countries have made stricter cell phone rules .Countries like India, Japan, Australia, and Singapore all ask users to register their ID information.
Ulrich Miller is a German living in Beijing. "InGermany, you have to show your ID when you buy a cell phone card," he said. "The rules have been there for a long time. Most people know about it."Linda Vander Horst is a student at Peking University. She said that in the Netherlands(荷兰),people have to show ID information and bank account(账户) information to buy a cell phone card.
1.Which of the following can you use to buy a new cell phone number?
A.Student ID card.
2.If you register your cell phone number with ID information, _________.
A.you will receive more junk messages
B.the cell phone service company may stop your service
C.the police will find the people behind messages
D.you can buy a new cell phone
3.People received an average of ________ junk messages in a week in the first half of this year.
4.Which country asks people to show their bank account information to buy a cell phone card according to the passage to buy a cell phone card?
5.What is the passage mainly about?
A.How to use a cell phone.
B.How to choose a cell phone.
C.New cell phone services.
D.New cell phone rules inChina.