SIM registration has lost momentum after the announcement of its new deadline of July 25, 2023. It’s still ongoing, mind you, and so far registrants have yet to reach the 60% mark.
As of May 31, 2023, the number of registered SIMs is at 97,826,871. Yes, the number is staggering, but it is only 58.22% of the total 168,016,400 SIMs in the country. Of the total, Smart leads the charge with 46,270,451, or 69.78% of its reported total subscribers registered. Globe follows with 44,920,849, or 51.78% of its reported total subscribers, and then DITO with 6,653,571, or 44.34% of its total.
Of course, this could all change once we get nearer to the deadline. And 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 significantly.
One could also argue that this could be a true representation of active SIM cards in the country, as many of these are either second SIM cards or unused or abandoned SIMs.
In any case, we have until July 25 to register our SIM cards. If you have not yet registered, we recommend doing it as soon as possible to avoid the influx of registrants on the last days of the registration period.
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
You can also register your SIMs through the eGov PH Super App which also provides links to official SIM registration sites.
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.
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.