News and noise surrounding SIM card registration seem to be slowing down. But don’t worry, we’re here to remind everyone that it’s still ongoing and will soon end on July 25, 2023.
The last time we checked, registered SIMs have reached 55.41 percent (around 93,092,462) of the total 168,977,773 subscribers nationwide, as of April 28, 2023, with Smart leading the charge with 68.31 percent of its SIMs registered.
But as of May 13, 2023, the total registered SIMs only moved slightly with 56.96 percent or 95,705,691 total SIMs registered. This begs the question: have we reached the plateau of active SIMs or do the telcos need to double up on their efforts to entice more SIMs to register?
Of course, there are those who still have not registered due to various limitations, such as a lack of identification cards or connectivity issues, but it’s likely not enough to move the needle.
In any case, the deadline for SIM card registration has been extended for another 90 days or until July 25. If you have not yet registered, we recommend to do it as soon as possible to avoid the influx of registrants come deadline.
Register your SIMS only 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 information about the SIM Registration Act, you can read about it here. For details on how to register your SIM cards (including for PLDT Home and Smart Bro WiFi users), you can read our post here.
Remember, all unregistered SIM cards after the deadline will be deactivated. This means no voice calls, text messages, or any other mobile data services. It will also affect all digital services that rely on SIM cards, such as 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.