The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will roll out joint caravans that offer services for SIM registration and the National ID program of the government.
According to Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Anna Mae Lamentillo, the caravan would target geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).
Apart from the GIDA sites, the DICT is also working with LGUs and local telecommunications companies to speed up SIM registration.
To date, over 34.85 million SIM cards have been registered nationwide, making up just 20.62 percent of the country’s 168,977,773 total active SIMs as of September 2022.
The deadline for SIM registration is April 26, 2023. Unregistered SIMs after the deadline will be automatically deactivated. Read here to find out what happens if you fail to register your SIM cards.
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Meanwhile, you can go here for details on how to register your Smart, TNT, Globe, TM, GOMO, and DITO SIM cards.
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