Current Events June 20, 2023
Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the SIM Registration Act, requires all SIM cards to be registered before the deadline set by the government. Have you registered yours yet?
Registering your SIM card ensures that your mobile service won’t get disconnected and that you can continue to use your number. Although continued use of your mobile phone, tablet, or internet device is the most obvious benefit of registering your SIM card, it’s far from being the only one. Here are four of the biggest perks of SIM registration.
If you’ve been the victim of an online scam, then you probably know how frustrating it can be to locate or catch the culprit, especially when they can simply swap their SIM card for a new one. Registration makes it easier to identify the owner of the SIM card used to commit a crime. Once you report the criminal activity to law enforcement agencies, they can readily obtain the offender’s personal information and proceed to apprehend the suspect so they can never victimize another person again.
Your SIM card may contain a lot of important information, such as your contacts, text messages, and authorization/security codes. Your codes in particular can be extremely useful to hackers, as they can provide them with access to your email, social media accounts, e-wallets, and even bank accounts. SIM card registration gives each SIM its own identity, making it harder for lawbreakers to hack your SIM card, and consequently, your accounts.
SIM jacking, otherwise known as SIM swapping or SIM splitting, is a criminal activity where fraudsters take control of your phone number. When this happens, fraudsters will not only be able to make calls and send texts in your name, they can also steal your data! With your SIM registered, it becomes impossible for fraudsters to hijack your SIM. You can feel secure that you are the only one using your number, and you can use your phone and data without worry.
Smart users have plenty of good reasons to register their SIM, courtesy of awesome deals and promos offered exclusively to SIM-registered owners. Examples of these exciting offers include:
These promos are accessible via the GigaLife app after you’ve successfully registered your SIM.
The deadline for SIM card registration has been moved from April 26 to July 25. Avoid deactivation and continue to enjoy the perks and privileges of being a Smart user by registering your SIM card today.