Have you already registered your SIM Card? This will happen to your SIM if not registered after the deadline!
Signed into law in October 2022, the SIM Card Registration Act or RA 11934 mandates all SIM card users, both existing and new, to register their SIM cards with their respective telecommunications providers.
The measure aims to protect end-users from any SIM, Internet, or electronic communication-aided crimes, including trolling, text scams, and the spreading of fake news.
For frequently asked questions, visit PHILIPPINE SIM CARD REGISTRATION: Guidelines and FAQs for Smart, Globe and DITO
WHERE TO BUY A SIM CARD IN THE PHILIPPINES
Here are the top mobile networks (where you can purchase and get a SIM card) in the Philippines:
SIM Registration Deadline
Active subscribers, prior to the start of SIM registration (December 27, 2022), have a deadline of April 26, 2023, to register their SIMs. If you fail to register within the period specified, your SIM will be deactivated automatically.
Therefore, you cannot use the SIM for calls, texts, and mobile data. However, a deactivated SIM card will be given a 5-day grace period to register and get reactivated.
On April 25, 2023, Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. approved the 90-day SIM registration extension.
What will happen if my SIM card is not registered
The SIM Registration Law states that all unregistered SIMs shall be automatically deactivated, which comes with all these hassles:
No outgoing and incoming calls
You can’t make or take urgent and important calls to and from your family and friends, as well as communicate with your colleagues at school, work, or business.
No sending and receiving messages
On top of being unreachable to family and friends through text, you’ll also go through the horrors of not being able to get your One-Time Password (OTP), which is now a common security feature in many social media apps, digital banking services, and online shopping sites linked to your account.
No internet access
The Internet has become essential in our increasingly digital world. And more than not being able to enjoy your favorite apps and sites, having no internet access also means getting cut off from important information and services that make life simpler and easier.
No load balances
Once your SIM is deactivated, all your remaining load balances will be forfeited.
Users who missed the deadline and got their SIMs deactivated may still process the reactivation of their SIMs not later than five days after the period set by the law.
Register Your SIM Card Now!
All SIM Cards must be registered today. Here are the SIM Registration guidelines for each telco:
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
What is the penalty for non-compliance?
Subscribers who provide false information or submitted fake documents, spoof a registered SIM, or engage in the sale of a stolen SIM will face imprisonment from 6 months to 2 years, or a fine of Php 100,000 to Php 300,000, or both.
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
- List of Smart Mobile Number Prefixes in the Philippines
- List of Talk N' Text Mobile Number Prefixes in the Philippines
- List of Globe Mobile Number Prefixes in the Philippines (Including TM and Postpaid)
- List of Sun Cellular Mobile Number Prefixes in the Philippines
- List of DITO Mobile Number Prefixes in the Philippines