Philippine SIM Registration 101: What You Need to Know

Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act” officially came into effect last December 27, 2022. In the past few days, mobile subscribers, both individuals and businesses, rushed to comply with the mandatory registration requirement under the pain of being penalized with automatic deactivation of their SIM cards within 180 days or six months from the effectivity of the law.


Subscribers are advised to visit their telecommunications provider’s respective registration platforms for more information. Upon access of the said registration platform, the subscriber will be asked to provide personal information and documentation. There are three kinds of user classification namely (1) individual user, (2) business user, and (3) foreigners.


For the full list of requirements, kindly refer to the links for each telecommunications provider below:


Globe SIM Registration Platform (for Globe, TM, and GOMO subscribers)


Smart SIM Registration Platform (for SUN Cellular and Talk ‘n Text subscribers)


DITO SIM Registration Platform (registration portal accessible through the DITO app)


Subscribers that are unable to comply with the mandatory registration requirement within the initial 180-day period shall be given a five-day period from deactivation to reactivate his/her/its SIM.


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