EMT’s Mobile ID Gains 16,359 New Users in 2012


EMT’s Mobile ID added 16,359 new users last year, which is a gain of almost 70 percent over 2011 (9,636 new subscriptions).

„EMT’s Mobile ID has been on the market for five years, and the continuous increase in new subscribers shows that this convenient method of authentication and signing documents digitally is becoming increasingly popular,” said Lauri Läheb, Head of Product Management Division at EMT.

„The spread of smart devices also increases the popularity of Mobile ID, since it is not possible to log in to a smartphone or tablet with an ID card, leaving Mobile ID as the only option,” Lauri Läheb added.

The Certification Centre reports approximately one million Mobile ID transactions a month, and 85 percent of those are bank transactions.

Mobile ID is a state-certified identification document on a mobile phone’s SIM card, and is therefore always with the user. Mobile ID enables the same operations as an ID card, thus replacing an ID card reader, which must be connected to a computer. Mobile ID enables secure e-operations, like logging in to online banks or signing documents on computers and mobile phones in Estonia and abroad. With Mobile ID, secure e-operations can be done on computers which do not have an ID card reader. The Mobile ID and ID card are the property of private persons and, therefore, an authorization from the company is not required for subscribing to a Mobile ID service.

For EMT customers, a subscription to the Mobile ID service is free until the end of the year. A subscription fee of €10, which includes the state fee, is paid by EMT on behalf of the customer. To get your Mobile ID, go to an EMT or Elion store and bring your ID card. Additional information on Mobile ID can be found at (currently only in Estonian).


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