Following the SIM registration deadline on July 25, Smart Communications and its value brand TNT made it easier for subscribers to register their SIM cards and avoid losing their mobile services.
The wireless unit of PLDT set up a booth in Palmera Subdivision on Tuesday to assist senior citizens and other residents who have not yet registered their SIMs. The booth was part of Smart’s partnership with Maya, a distributor of prepaid load and other products.
SIM owners had until July 30 to apply for reactivation of their SIMs, which were deactivated from making outgoing calls and messages on July 26. After the 5-day grace period, all unregistered SIMs will be permanently deactivated, as mandated by the SIM Registration Law.
Subscribers can register their SIMs online through the portal at smart.com.ph/simreg or visit any Smart Store or assisted SIM Registration booth nationwide. They can also contact Smart and TNT via Facebook Messenger or the hotline (02) 8888-1111 for customer assistance.
Smart and TNT launched their “Mag-SIM Reg para hindi SIM Dead” campaign last December to inform subscribers about the benefits of registering their SIMs and the consequences of failing to do so. The campaign has been supported by various government agencies, local government units, and private organizations.
At the end of the registration period, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) reported that more than 110 million SIM cards have been registered in the Philippines, representing 65.58% of the estimated 168 million SIM cards in the country.