The Department of Information and Technology (DICT) reports that 17,115,910 SIM cards have so far been registered, as of January 10, 2023. The number accounts for around 10.13 percent of the 169 million SIMs nationwide.
The count is taken from the daily reports submitted by the three telecommunications companies to the NTC.
Of the total, Smart accounts for the 8,037,862 SIMs registered, while Globe reports 7,556,037 SIMs registered. DITO registered 1,522,011 SIMs.
DICT Spokesperson and Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo said that telecommunications companies have been continuously improving the process to ensure a smooth registration experience for SIM owners. The DICT is also encouraging the public to register early and avoid last-minute registrations.
SIM card owners are reminded that they have 180 days, or until April 26, 2023, from the start of SIM registration to register their SIMs. Failure to do so will result in 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.
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For concerns and complaints related to SIM registration, you can call DICT’s 24/7 complaint center hotline by dialing 1326 on your phone. You can also contact the DICT through these numbers:
SMART: 0947 714 7105
Globe: 0966 976 5971
DITO: 0991 481 4225