Current Events April 25, 2023
By now, you’ve probably heard of Republic Act No. 11934, also known as the SIM Registration Act.
Aimed at preventing fraudulent and criminal activities, the law requires all Filipino citizens, tourists, and foreign nationals in the country to register their SIM cards with their respective service providers.
The registration period started in December 2022 and will only last until tomorrow, April 26, 2023.
Failing to register by the deadline will result in the deactivation of your SIM.
If your sim gets deactivated:
If caught using an unregistered SIM card, you may also be subject to legal penalties, such as fines or imprisonment.
Similarly, registering your SIM card using false information, including fake names and falsified government IDs, may also result in the same penalties.
Unregistered SIM users may proceed to the Smart SIM Registration Portal and follow the steps for registration.
Once you’re done uploading all the required information, just wait for the confirmation that your SIM has been successfully registered.
Remember, once your SIM gets deactivated, you’ll have only another five days to reactivate it before it is permanently disabled, so register sooner rather than later.
More questions? Find out more in our Smart SIM Registration FAQ or visit a Smart Store near you.