Good news for the holidays! Prepaid load for mobile users now has a one year expiry date from date of reloading, regardless of amount.
One year expiry
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed a Joint Memorandum Circular with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last December 20, 2017, approving the extension of prepaid load expiry date to one year from the date of top-up. This amends NTC’s Memorandum Circular No. 03-07-2009 Guidelines on Prepaid Loads.
“With this circular, President Rodrigo Duterte hopes to give the public a gift this holiday season that everyone can truly benefit from in the coming years.” – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez
The move will benefit the millions of prepaid subscribers, as well as help small and medium-sized businesses in the country.
The previous version of the circular states that the larger the prepaid credit, the longer the expiry date. Prepaid loads worth Php10 or lower have 3 days, while Php300 and up have up to four months.
Prepaid loads purchased through promotions and other services with a specific time period are excluded from the joint memorandum.
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