Current Events April 5, 2023
As the April 26 deadline for SIM Registration draws closer, Smart has intensified its call for customers to register their SIMs to help prevent text scams and mobile phone-aided criminal activities.
Through its ‘Mag-SIM Reg para hindi SIM Dead’ campaign, Smart reminds customers to register their SIM and warns them about all the challenges of failing to register one’s SIM, resulting in permanent SIM deactivation or the so-called ‘SIM dead’ situation.
Watch Smart’s public service announcement here.
SIM dead or a deactivated SIM means no outgoing and incoming calls, no sending and receiving messages, no internet access, and forfeited load balances.
With your SIM dead, you won’t receive one-time passwords (OTPs) for your banking apps or mobile wallets and, therefore, won’t be able to access or use your savings and wallet credits.
SIM dead also means you won’t be able to access all the apps linked to your mobile number, like your social media apps, messaging apps, and delivery apps, or recover a forgotten password linked to your mobile number.
“Our smartphone has become an extension of ourselves, and failing to register our SIM will cut us off from the many technological conveniences that enable us to live more today. This is why we encourage all our customers to register their Smart and TNT SIMs ahead of the April 26 deadline,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business – Individual at Smart.
Smart and its value mobile brand TNT continue to lead SIM Registration efforts in the country, with 28.5 million registered subscribers as of April 1.
To make the process more convenient and accessible to as many Filipinos as possible, Smart has spent the past few months rolling out assisted SIM Registration booths at malls nationwide, far-flung municipalities, and vital remote areas in coordination with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the local government units (LGUs), the inter-agency committee in remote areas, and other public telecommunications entities.
If you are a Smart Prepaid or TNT customer, visit the SIM Registration Website or log into the GigaLife App to register your SIM.
If you are a Smart Postpaid customer, you need to confirm the personal information and IDs you previously submitted for your postpaid plan application by texting YES to 5858 and waiting for the confirmation message from Smart.
On the other hand, if you are a Smart Bro subscriber, you can proceed with SIM Registration by accessing your one-time password by following the steps in this Smart Help article.
To learn more about SIM Registration and avoiding SIM-dead concerns, read the Smart SIM Registration FAQ or visit a Smart Store near you.