Smart Releases SIM Registration FAQs for Its Subscribers

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In preparation for the start of SIM Registration on December 27, Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) released its initial list of Frequently Asked Questions to help Smart and TNT subscribers through the process.

Here Are Some Information You Need to Know as Reminders by Smart

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  1. What is SIM Registration?

Republic Act No. 11934 mandates all SIM users, both existing and new, to register their SIMs with their current Telcos.

  1. Why do I need to register my SIM?

The Sim Registration Law aims to protect users from any SIM, Internet, or electronic communication-aided crimes such as, but not limited to terrorism, text scams, unsolicited, indecent or obscene messages, bank fraud, libel, anonymous online defamation, trolling, hate speech and spread of digital disinformation or fake news.

  1. SIM Card Registration for New Users

Starting December 27, new SIM cards will require SIM registration prior to activation. The following information will be collected:

  • Full name
  • Birthday
  • Sex
  • Present or official address
  • ID and ID number

For validation, a liveness check or selfie photo will be required.

Meanwhile, businesses or organizations will be required to provide the following:

  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Full name of authorized signatory

Beginning December 27, you can register for free through the website

  1. SIM Card Registration for Existing Users
  • If you’re an existing Smart Prepaid, Smart Bro, and TNT subscriber, you must register via the website.
  • If you’re a Smart Postpaid subscriber, you will be notified and you will be asked for your confirmation. Your details and documents that you provided when you subscribed to Smart service/s will suffice.
  • If you’re an Enterprise Customer, you will be notified and asked for your confirmation to register your existing information with Smart through your authorized signatories
  1. SIM Card Registration for Minors

For minor users, the registration of the SIM will be done under the minor’s parent or guardian’s name

  1. SIM Card Registration for Foreign Nationals/Tourists

Foreign nationals are required to give these:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Birthday
  • Passport
  • Address in the Philippines
  • Type of travel or admission document presented
  • ID number or number of document presented

Keep in mind that SIM cards of tourists will only be valid for 30 days and will be deactivated on expiration

Foreign nationals with other types of visas can acquire SIM cards without the 30-day restriction.

  1. How many SIM cards can I register?

There is no limit to the number of SIMs you can register.

Learn more about SIM Registration by following the Smart Facebook page and TNT Facebook page.

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