As the deadline for SIM registration approaches on April 26, 2023,
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless subsidiary of
PLDT, is urging its customers to take action and register their SIMs
to combat text scams and other criminal activities that are facilitated by
mobile phones.
Under the ‘Mag-SIM Reg para hindi SIM Dead‘ campaign, Smart is
reminding its customers to register their SIMs to avoid the inconvenience and
frustration that comes with SIM deactivation or the so-called ‘SIM dead’
situation that occurs when a SIM is not registered.
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What Will Happen If You Fail To Register Your SIM
In the event of a SIM deactivation or ‘SIM dead’ status, you will be
unable to make or receive calls, send or receive messages, or access the
internet, and your prepaid load balance will be forfeited.
This also means that you won’t be able to receive one-time passwords
(OTPs) for your banking and mobile wallet apps, preventing you from
accessing and using your savings and wallet credits.
Moreover, if your SIM is dead, you will not be able to access any of the
apps linked to your mobile number, such as social media, messaging, and
delivery apps.
Recovering a forgotten password associated with your mobile number will
also be impossible.
Mr. Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business –
Individual at Smart, stressed the significance of mobile devices in our
daily lives, emphasizing that failing to register one’s SIM will sever us
from the various technological conveniences that enable us to live more
efficiently. Therefore, Smart is encouraging all its customers to register
their Smart and TNT SIMs before the April 26th deadline.
Register Your Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, and TNT SIM Cards
Smart, including its value mobile brand TNT, has emerged as a leader in SIM
registration efforts in the Philippines, with 28.5 million registered
subscribers as of April 1, 2023.
To ensure that as many Filipinos as possible have access to the registration
process, Smart has established assisted SIM registration booths at malls
nationwide, remote municipalities, and other key areas in collaboration with
the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Department of Information
and Communication Technology (DICT), Department of Interior and Local
Government (DILG), local government units (LGUs), inter-agency committees in
remote regions, and other public telecommunications entities.
If you are a Smart Prepaid or TNT customer, you can easily
register your SIM by visiting or logging
into the GigaLife app.
For Smart Postpaid subscribers, all you need to do is confirm your
personal information and identification documents that you previously
submitted for your postpaid plan application by texting YES to
5858 and waiting for confirmation from Smart.
If you are a Smart Bro subscriber, you can proceed with SIM
registration by accessing your one-time password through these steps:
To find out more about SIM registration and how to avoid the
inconvenience of SIM deactivation, please visit