Some years ago I lived in Dubai and like everyone there with a car I had a Salik account for road toll fees. This was linked to my Dubai mobile tel number to receive balance check and toll deductions.
I left Dubai almost 5 years ago and obvioulsy got new local mobile number here. initially used the same handset. Subsequently that handset was damaged and replaced.
This week I received an SMS from Salik telling me that as I had not used the account for 59 months, any residual balance will be forfeit in 1 months time i.e. after 5 years of no activity.
This is all very efficient but how did they access my new phone number (issued after I left Dubai and it is a non-UAE sim) and link that to the Salik account ?
As I am not now using the same handset it cannot be the IMEI.
Any ideas ?