Telcos has launched their SIM Registration platforms last December 27, 2022, but what will exactly happen if you fail to register your SIM?
As of January 16, 2023, over 20.4 million Filipinos have already registered their Smart SIM cards according to Smart Telecommunications. But there are still subscribers that haven’t registered yet. As per the Department of Information and Communications (DICT), all subscribers are given a period of 180 days or until April 26, 2023 to register their SIMs. The registration may be extended by the DICT for a period not exceeding 120 days.
Failing to register your SIM card will result in your SIM to be automatically deactivated, as per the SIM Registration Law states. It will also come 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. You won’t also be able to 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 also won’t be able to receive OTPs (One-Time Pins/Passwords). It is a common security feature in many social media platforms, digital banking services, and online shopping sites.
No Internet Access – The internet has become an essential part of our lives. Aside from not being to enjoy your favorite apps and websites, it also means getting cut off from important information and services.
No Load Balances – Once your SIM card gets deactivated, all your remaining load balances will be forfeited.
Users who will miss the deadline and got their SIM card deactivated may still process the reactivation of their SIMs not later than five days after the period set by the law.
Register your Smart and TNT SIM Now
Avoid all these hassles by registering you SIM cards. Smart and TNT subscribers will also be able to get 3GB of data for free upon completing their registration. You can check out our ultimate SIM registration guide on the link below.