Smart Communications and TNT subscribers can now also register their SIM cards using free WiFi connectivity via the over 1,900 Smart Bro WiFi zones available in key heavy foot-traffic areas such as airports and other transportation hubs like airports, bus stations and seaports, government offices, hospitals, schools, and malls across the country.
This is part of Smart’s intensified campaign to assist its customers in registering their SIMs ahead of the deadline, which has been extended for another 90 days.
Smart, Smart Bro, and TNT subscribers can simply click on the SIM registration banner at the Smart WiFi landing page, which would lead them to the SIM Registration Page, where they can proceed with the registration process. Each subscriber is entitled to one hour of free access to the service.
Over the past months, Smart has rolled out hundreds of assisted SIM Registration booths at malls nationwide, far-flung municipalities and key remote areas in coordination with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the local government units (LGUs), the inter-agency committee in remote areas, and other public telecommunications entities, ensuring that the SIM Registration campaign is accessible to more Smart customers.
After the deadline, all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated. This will render them useless, unable to make voice calls, send text messages, and use other mobile data services. It will also affect all digital services that rely on a SIM card, including e-wallets like GCash and Maya, social media accounts, and banking accounts. Here’s a rundown of what happens if you fail to register your SIM card.
If you have not yet registered your SIMs, do so through these official links:
- SMART/TNT/PLDT Home WiFi: simreg.smart.com.ph
- GLOBE: new.globe.com.ph/simreg
- DITO: https://digital.dito.ph/pto/download/app
For details on how to register your SIM cards, you can read our post here. Check out our SIM Registration process comparison between Smart and Globe to give you an idea of what the telcos are doing to boost registrants.
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