Only 8% of active SIM cards in the PH have been registered

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Since the launch of the SIM Card Registration Act last December 27, 2022, over 14 million SIM cards or about eight percent of all active SIM cards in the Philippines have so far been registered.

During a press conference, the NTC said, as of January 4, 2023, a total of 14,050,125 SIM cards have been registered. Of the total, 6,713,632 are Smart Communications subscribers, 6,135,596 are Globe subscribers, and 1,200,897 are from DITO Telecommunity.

That makes up just 8.31 percent of the reported 168,977,773 active SIM cards in the country, as of September 2022.

The count is taken from the daily reports submitted by the three telecommunications companies.

SIM card owners are reminded that they have 180 days from the start of SIM registration (or until June 25 April 26, 2023) to register their SIMs. Failure to do so will result in its deactivation by the deadline.

For those who have yet to do so, you can go here for details on how to register your Smart, TNT, Globe, TM, GOMO, and DITO SIM cards.

The NTC has also directed the telcos to set up assisted SIM registration booths to help those who are having issues registering their respective SIM cards.

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Should 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 geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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