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DICT: SIM registration to end as scheduled on April 26 

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) warned the public of deactivation should they fail to register their SIM on or before the deadline set on April 26. SIM card registration commenced on Dec. 27, 2022.

“As the deadline for SIM registration draws near, all unregistered citizens must take this matter seriously and register their SIMs without delay,” said DICT Undersecretary and Spokesperson Anna Mae Y. Lamentillo. “Take the necessary steps to register your SIMs today and avoid the inconvenience and deactivation that comes with non-compliance.”

The user will no longer be able to make calls or send SMS or use mobile data services once the SIM was deactivated. DICT also noted that SIM registration is part of the government’s efforts to ensure information security in the country and also serves as a measure to combat fraudulent activities like scams and identity theft.

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DICT also warned the public of entities who offer to help with their SIM registration. DICT said to be wary of people who would pose as government officials or employees of telecommunications companies.

So far, registration data of Public Telecommunication Entities (PTEs) show that 54,700,899 or 32% of close to 169 million telco subscribers in the country, have registered their SIMs.

  • DITO – 4,170,923
  • Globe – 22,683,410
  • Smart – 27,846,566

To register your SIM, go to these sites.

For questions and reports about SIM Registration, call: 

  • DICT Hotline: 1326
  • Smart: 0947 714 7105
  • Globe: 0966 976 5971
  • DITO: 0991 481 4225