SIM Registration: Unregistered SIM Cards To Be Deactivated By July 31

NTC is giving the public a five-day grace period for the SIM registration

SIM Registration – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) stated that all unregistered SIM cards will be permanently deactivated on July 31, 2023.

Under the Republic Act No. 11934 or the SIM Registration Act, also known as the SIM card law, the public is mandated to register their SIM cards before activation, whether prepaid or postpaid.

On Tuesday, based on the report from CNN Philippines, NTC reminded the public that there will be no extension for the registration after the recent allotted period of registration was implemented.

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Back in April, the government already gave the public a 90-day extension for the registration of their SIM cards.

Failure to register SIM by 11:59 p.m. of July 25 will result in the deactivation of telecommunication and mobile data services including social media access,” NTC stated.

Deactivation will also be implemented for online banking and other online financial transactions/facility.

As of July 24, NTC said that there are 105.9 million registered SIM cards. This is 63 percent of the total number of reported active subscribers as of December 2022. Of this total number of registered SIM cards, 50 million are Smart subscribers, Globe had 48.4 million, and 7.5 million users are DITO subscribers.

Meanwhile, back in January, a group named Junk SIM Registration Network called on the government to “Stop SIM Card Registration“. The group insisted that this law will be a “threat” to the privacy of SIM card holders. Maded Batara III, the group’s leader stated that they received reports from people having a difficult time in registering their SIM cards.

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