According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), over 11,219,722 SIM cards across all three telecommunications companies have been registered, as of January 2, 2023.
Of that total, 5,172,061 SIMs are from Smart, 5,030,649 from Globe, and 1,017,012 from DITO. The total also represents all SIMs — postpaid, prepaid, and those used in pocket Wi-Fi devices.
SIM card registration opened in the Philippines on December 27, 2022, with various issues including downed portals and other errors. Despite this, over three million SIM cards across all telcos were registered during the first two days alone.
Telco subscribers are reminded that they have 180 days from the effectivity of the SIM Card Registration Act (or until
June 25 April 26, 2023) to register their SIMs. Failure to do so will result in its deactivation past the deadline. The DICT can extend SIM registration up to 120 days if needed.
Should you have concerns regarding SIM registration, you can call DICT’s 24/7 complaint center hotline by dialing 1326 on your phone. SIM registration assistance services are also coming to telco service and retail centers.