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How to Register your Sim Card

How to register: What SIM owners need to know.

SUBSCRIBERS of Globe, Smart or DITO have six months to register their SIM cards to avoid the deactivation of their existing numbers.

SIM cards that will be sold starting today will be in a "deactivated mode."

Registration is free.

Also covered by the registration are embedded SIMs, broadband modem and internet-of-things devices.

Globe subscribers are advised to visit https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg.

They can also use the Globe One app in order to register starting January 2023.

Smart advised subscribers to log-on to https://smart.com.ph/simreg

DITO subscribers can open the https://dito.ph/Register DITO or go to the Dito app.

Among the information required of subscribers are their full name, birthday, sex, present or official address, an identification card and ID number.

Documents that can be used to verify identification are valid passports, a Philippine Identification System ID, SSS or GSIS ID, driver's license, NBI or police clearance, firearms' license to own and possess ID, senior citizen card, voter's ID, UMID; PWD card, and IDs issued by the PRC, IBP, OWWA and BIR.

SIMs that are under a business or a company must provide the business name and address, and the full name of the authorized signatory.

Foreigners with Philippine SIM cards must present their full name, nationality, date of birth, passport, address in the Philippines, type of travel or admission document, and ID number or number of documents presented

SIM cards held by foreigners will only be valid for 30 days. They can be extended upon presentation of a valid and approved visa extension.

Minors will have their SIM cards placed under their parent or guardian's name.

They must present an ID including that of the minor's parent or guardian.

Postpaid subscribers are already considered registered, but they must confirm the existing information and data with their telcos.

If a subscriber lives in a remote area or has limited technology, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, along with the National Telecommunications Commission, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Department of Education, as well as all telcos, will help them register.

Until when is the SIM registration in the Philippines?

All existing mobile phone and broadband subscribers are given until April 26, 2023 to register their SIMs with their respective telco. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) may extend the registration period for 120 days, though this has yet to be confirmed. Great!

How many months can a Sim be inactive?

When is a SIM card considered inactive? 

A SIM card is deactivated when it has not been used in the last 6 months.

If a SIM card is stolen along with the phone, the owner must immediately inform the telco and provide the following details: name, address, birthday, mobile number, and other relevant and reasonable information that can prove that the owner lost the SIM.

What happens if SIM card is not registered?

If you are getting the not registered on network error on your Android device, then it simply means that the Sim card of the phone is unable to connect to the carrier's network. And, due to this error, you won't be able to receive or make calls and text messages.

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