MANILA, Philippines — To encourage the public to complete the SIM registration, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is continuing its collaboration with local government units (LGUs) to spread awareness about registering SIM and its period of registration.
Facilitated SIM registration is also ongoing in a joint effort with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
DICT Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo, also DICT spokesperson, explained in a recent interview with Laging Handa how Tech4ED Centers could benefit SIM Registration. Likewise, the Department offers assistance through its Regional and Provincial Offices.
“Upang mahikayat ang publiko na magparehistro ng kanilang mga SIM, patuloy po ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga LGU sa pagpapakalat ng impormasyon. Gayundin, ang facilitated SIM registration sa mga malalayong lugar ay patuloy pa rin na isinasagawa ng DICT sa pamamagitan ng NTC. Gayundin, ang DICT ay nag-aalok ng tulong sa SIM Registration sa aming mga DICT Regional at Provincial Offices, at pati sa ating mga Tech4ED Center,” Undersecretary Lamentillo asserted.
(To encourage the public to register their SIMs, the DICT continues collaborating with LGUS to spread awareness and information. The DICT is working with the NTC to facilitate SIM Registration for far-flung areas and isolated locations. Further, the DICT assists with SIM Registration through the DICT Regional and Provincial Offices.)
According to the latest statistics released by the country’s major Public Telecommunication Entities (PTEs): Smart Communications Inc., Globe Telecom Inc., and DITO Telecommunity Corp. – as of 21 March 2023 (11:59 PM), a total of 49,203,064 subscribers registered in their systems, which is 29.12% of the 168,977,773 million subscribers nationwide.
Smart Communications Inc. reported a total of 25,097,454 SIMs registered, which is 36.91% of Smart’s 67,995,734 subscribers. Globe Telecom Inc. recorded 20,412,643 registered — 23.23% of its 87,873,936 subscribers. Meanwhile, DITO Telecommunity Corp. reported a total of 3,693,064 SIMs registered or 28.17% of its 13,108,103 subscribers.
The DICT, under the leadership of Secretary Ivan John Uy, continues to remind the public to register their SIMs only through the official portals of their respective PTEs and to be vigilant as they complete the process. Register only through the official links of PTEs:
• SMART – smart.com.ph/simreg or simreg.smart.com.ph
• GLOBE – new.globe.com.ph/simreg
• DITO – https://digital.dito.ph/pto/download/app
For complaints and concerns related to SIM Registration, you may contact the hotline 1326. You may also reach the DICT through these numbers:
SMART: 0947 714 7105
GLOBE: 0966 976 5971
DITO: 0991 481 4225
DICT encourages public to register SIM card for better security