Unregistered SIMs after April 26 will lose access to social media

The SIM registration deadline has been extended for another 90 days, or until July 25.

The SIM registration deadline has been extended for another 90 days, or until July 25, 2023, said Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla.

However, subscribers who have not yet registered their SIMs after the original April 26 deadline will have limited access to some SIM services. While it’s not yet clear which services are going to be affected, one such service will be social media. Remulla there will be a “social media unavailability” for those who do not register in the next 90 days.

The news comes a day before the original deadline. According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), there are now 87,442,982 SIMs registered as of April 24, 2023, or around 52.04 percent of the total 168,977,773 subscribers nationwide.

If you have not yet registered your SIM, take note that it will be deactivated after the deadline. This will render them useless, as you will be unable to make voice calls, send text messages, or 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.

Register your SIMs 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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