May 18, 2024

Register your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards or risk losing your online transactions and social media interactions.

The National Telecommunications Commission has reminded the public anew to register their SIM cards before the July 25 extended deadline.

NTC-Cordillera Legal Officer Lilibeth Cosi reminded subscribers’ failure to register their SIM cards will not only cause the deactivation of their mobile numbers, but also affect their online transactions and social media interactions.

The 90-day extension of the April 25 deadline of SIM registration will end on July 25.

Cosi said after the July 25 deadline, subscribers have five days to request for a reactivation of their SIM cards. Under the SIM Card Registration Law, a card that is not registered on the deadline will be automatically deactivated, but subscribers are given five days to request for reactivation.

Cosi said those who used their mobile numbers for online banking and opening of their social media accounts are at risk of losing their online transactions if they fail to register their SIM cards.

“If you want to preserve your current numbers and if these are connected to your bank and social media accounts, you have to register it now,”Cosi said.

One need not have an iPhone or a smartphone to register their SIM cards. Registration can be done through a desktop.

As of June 22, the NTC recorded 100,263,627 registered SIM cards of which 45.9 million are Globe subscribers; 47.3 million are Smart users; and 6.9 million are DITO users. – Jane B. Cadalig