Attention, SIM owners: You only have two weeks left to register your SIM cards and avoid losing your number and access to various services.
The SIM Card Registration Act (R.A. 11934) requires all SIM card owners, including prepaid and postpaid subscribers, minors, overseas Filipino workers, and foreigners, to register their mobile numbers with Globe, Smart, or DITO using a valid government-issued ID and other personal information.
The law aims to prevent the misuse of SIM cards for illegal activities such as fraud, identity theft, cybercrime, and terrorism. It also seeks to protect consumers from unwanted spam messages and calls.
The registration period started on December 27, 2022, and will end on April 26, 2023. However, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced that it will extend the deadline for another 90 days, giving users until July 25, 2023, to comply.
Those who fail to register within the extension period will face the deactivation of their SIM cards and the loss of their numbers, which may affect their access to e-wallets, social media accounts, and other financial services linked to their phone numbers.
According to the latest tally from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), as of July 9, 2023, over 102.54 million users have registered their SIM cards out of the total 168 million active SIM cards in the country.
Users can register their SIM cards through official channels:
- SMART/TNT/PLDT Home WiFi: simreg.smart.com.ph
- GLOBE: new.globe.com.ph/simreg
- DITO: https://digital.dito.ph/pto/download/app
SIM owners can also register through the new eGov PH Super App.