This is to remind you that you have 180 days from the effectivity of the SIM Card Registration Act, or until June 25 April 26, 2023, to register your SIM cards.

[Update 1/12/23: DICT announced the SIM registration deadline is on April 26, 2023]

SIM registration opened in the Philippines on December 27, marred with various issues as the telcos had difficulty keeping up with the millions of subscribers who flocked to their SIM registration portals. In fact, over three million SIM cards were registered during the first two days alone.

If you haven’t yet registered your SIM cards, don’t worry. You have time. According to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the SIM Card Registration Act, SIM card owners have 180 days from the start of SIM registration (or until June 25, 2023) to do so. Further, it can be extended to up to 120 days more if the need arises.

Remember that unregistered SIM cards will result in their deactivation. SIM cards that have been deactivated in this way, however, can be reactivated after completing the registration process.

Also worth reminding is that providing false information or submitting fake identification documents will be faced with six months to two years imprisonment, a fine of PHP 100,000 to PHP 300,000, or both.

Also read: What you need to know: Smart, Globe guidelines and FAQs for SIM Card Registration

You can read our post here to learn how to register your Smart, TNT, Globe, TM, GOMO, and DITO SIM cards.

If you have concerns about SIM registration, you can call DICT’s 24/7 complaint center hotline by dialing 1326 on your phone.


Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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