The SIM Registration Act requires all SIM users to register their SIMs, including those who use SmartSAT, a service that provides voice, email, text, and data services in areas with poor or no cellular coverage. SmartSAT is ideal for people and groups who work in critical and demanding fields such as media, military, adventure tourism, disaster and emergency response, as well as businesses and private entities who need a backup or enhanced mobile coverage in case of emergencies.
“As mandated under the SIM Registration Act, you also need to register your SmartSAT SIMs. Otherwise, any unregistered satellite SIM will be deactivated after the set SIM registration deadline by the government,” said Mitch Locsin, First Vice President and Head of Enterprise and International Business Groups of PLDT and Smart.
To register, individual subscribers and authorized company representatives must fill out the appropriate Smart SAT Registration form for Individual or Corporate accounts and email a scanned and signed copy to email@example.com.
Individual customers also need to send a scanned copy of a valid Government-Issued ID and a selfie photo.
Private companies need to send their certificate of registration, a valid ID of their company’s authorized signatory, and a secretary’s certificate or special power of attorney designating the authorized signatory.
Government agencies, on the other hand, need to send their certificate of registration with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) or BIR Form 2303, a valid ID of the authorized signatory, and a Department or Office Order or any other similar document duly signed by the head of the government entity, designating the authorized representative(s) to register the acquired SIMs for official use.
An email containing the SIM Registration Certificate Number will be sent out afterward to confirm the successful registration.
For more information on how to register Enterprise SIMs, visit pldtenterprise.com/faqs/sim-card-registration.
Meanwhile, Smart Prepaid and TNT customers can register their SIM at www.smart.com.ph/simreg or via the GigaLife App. Postpaid users are considered registered using existing account details provided consistent with the SIM Registration Act.
Smart Bro subscribers can proceed with SIM Registration by accessing their one-time password at www.smart.com.ph/viewbroadbandsms.
Smart and TNT continue to lead the industry in SIM registration efforts, with over 48.5 million of their declared 66 million subscriber base already registered as of July 9. This translates to 73.19% of Smart and TNT’s subscribers.