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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

NTC reminds Caraganons on SIM registration deadline

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Caraga headed by regional director Ferdinand Mortera, reminded the public to register their SIM cards on or before the deadline on July 25, 2023, during his interview with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga on June 22 in Butuan City.


Dir. Mortera reiterated that unregistered SIM cards after the deadline will automatically be deactivated and could no longer be used in any transaction. He clarified that extension is only good for 90 days.


“Those existing unregistered SIMs since the implementation of the SIM registration law should then be registered, otherwise it will affect the users and their transactions using their mobile phone numbers,” he said.


Mortera also expressed his appreciation to all the local government units in the region that have initiated the conduct of SIM registration in their respective barangays to help and assist the locals. 


“We are asking our LGUs to continue to facilitate their own initiative of conducting the SIM registration in their locality to really attain our intention to register all existing SIM cards,” he added.

For the NTC Caraga-initiated SIM registration, Mortera bared that there are 10,518 successful SIM registrations. “This data excludes those SIM registration facilitated by the telcos and LGUs,” he said.


Meanwhile, with the implementation of the SIM registration law, Mortera emphasized that reports or complaints against text scams have been minimized compared to the previous years.


The SIM Registration Act, officially designated as Republic Act No. 11934 and commonly referred to as the SIM card law, is a Philippine law mandating the registration of SIM cards before activation. Under the measure, mobile device users must register their SIM cards, whether prepaid or postpaid. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)