Smart Communications is setting up assisted SIM registration booths at selected McDonald’s branches all over the Philippines.
“We teamed up with McDonald’s to help more subscribers register their SIMs. As the deadline for SIM registration approaches, we hope to make the process more convenient and accessible for more mobile users,” said Alex O. Caeg, PLDT and Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Sales Group.
Through this initiative, Smart and TNT aim to help subscribers who may need assistance in registering their SIMs, especially senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those using non-data phones.
This activity complies with Republic Act No. 11934 or the Subscriber Identity Module Registration Act, which mandates all SIM users to register their SIMs by April 26, 2023. Recently, the DICT declared that they are not going to extend the SIM registration deadline.
As of April 7, 2023, 62,170,268 SIMs, or 36.79 percent of the total 168,977,773 subscribers have registered so far. Smart and TNT account for 31,110,508.
New and existing Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers can register their SIMs at any of the assisted touchpoints, PLDT and Smart stores, or through Smart’s SIM registration portal at https://simreg.smart.com.ph/.
Postpaid users can also register by texting YES to 5858, while Enterprise customers can confirm their registration through their authorized representatives.
Take note that all unregistered SIM cards by the end of the registration period will be deactivated, which will render them unusable for voice calls, text messaging, and other mobile data services. This also means any digital service you are using that relies on a SIM card, including social media, e-wallets like GCash and Maya, and mobile banking services will be affected. Here’s a rundown of what happens if you fail to register your SIM card.
For more information on how to register your SIM cards, go here.
McDonald’s branches with SIM registration
- Pili, Camarines Sur – April 14, 17-21, 24-26
- San Jose NE, Occidental Mindoro – April 14, 17-21, 24-26
- Quad 3, Makati City – April 14, 17-21, 24-26
- Sucat San Antonio, Paranaque City – April 14, 17-21, 24-26
- La Salle, Taft, Manila – April 14, 17-21, 24-26
- Estancia Kalibo, Aklan – April 17-21, 24-26
- Carcar, Cebu – April 17-21, 24-26
- Escario, Cebu City – April 17-21, 24-26
- Colon Osmena, Cebu City – April 17-21, 24-26
- Toledo City, Cebu – April 17-21, 24-26
- Abucay, Tacloban, Leyte – April 17-21, 24-26
- Silay, Negros Occidental – April 17-21, 24-26
- Dumaguete Business Park, Negros Oriental – April 17-21, 24-26
- Primark Caibaan, Tacloban, Leyte – April 17-21, 24-26
- Valencia, Bukidnon – April 24-26
- Panabo City, Davao Del Norte – April 17-21, 24-26
- KJC Compound, Davao City – April 17-21, 24-26
- Pampanga, Davao City – April 17-21
- Damosa, Davao City – April 17-21, 24-26
- Mati City, Davao Oriental – April 17-21, 24-26
- San Miguel, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte – April 17-21, 24-26
- Cotabato City – April 17-21, 24-26
- CDO Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro – April 17-21, 24-26
- Lagao Gensan, General Santos – April 17-21, 24-26
- Gensan Highway – April 17-21, 24-26
- Guiwan, Zamboanga City – April 17-21, 24-26