SIM registration deadline has been extended for another 90 days

We have an additional 90 days to register our SIMs.

The government has extended the SIM registration deadline for another 90 days, setting the new deadline on July 25, 2023. The news comes as less than 50 percent of SIMs are registered.

However, after the original April 26 deadline, subscribers will have limited access to services until they finally register their SIMs. Social media, for example, will be unavailable to those who do not register their SIMs.

According to the latest update from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), 82,845,397 SIMs have been registered as of April 23, 2023, or around 49.31 percent of the total 168,977,773 subscribers nationwide.

After DICT met with the nation’s telecommunications companies and other stakeholders about the current status of SIM registration, they finally decided to extend the deadline for another 90 days.

We’re not sure if 90 days are enough, but it should give subscribers more time to secure valid IDs needed for SIM registration.

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:

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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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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