The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) reported that, as of 24 July 2023, the total number of successful SIM Registration was at 105.9 million, representing 63.0 percent of the total number of reported active SIM subscribers as of December 2022. Such number is well within the target of between 100 million to 110 million registered SIMs come deadline, especially considering the report from the public telecommunication entities that almost all of their SIMs with active users have arcady registered. Of the 105.9 million successful SIM Registrations, Smart had S0.0 million, Globe had 48 4 million and Dito had 7.5 million.
The NTC reiterated to the public that there will no longer be any further extension in the deadline to register active SIMs. It may be recalled that the goverment extended the original deadline of 26 April 2023 by another 90 days, as allowed under the SIM Registration Act, to give full opportunity to millions of users with still unregistered SIMs, to register the same.
Failure to register SIMs by 11:59PM Gi.e., Philippine Standard Time) of July 25 will result in the deactivation of telecommunication and mobile data services includingsocial media access, except for the purpose of having these unregistered SIMs reactivated, but only up to July 30. Access to online banking and other online: financial transaction/ facility shall also be deactivated.
By July 31, all unregistered SIMs will be permanently deactivated and can no longer be reactivated/registered.