DICT inspects coastal communities to prepare for SIM card registration rollout in remote areas


MANILA, PHILIPPINES — DICT Undersecretary and spokesperson Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo announces that the agency’s SIM card registration team has conducted an inspection in a coastal community to prepare for the rollout of registration in remote areas.

In a press briefing updating the public on the progress of SIM card registration, Lamentillo said that the DICT sent out a team to Barangay Sapang-Kawayan in the municipality of Masantol in Pampanga last January 7 to check possible difficulties during the rollout of SIM card registration in remote areas.

“The DICT is working with agencies and PTEs (public telecommunications entities) for the implementation of the SIM registration in the country’s remote areas. The first SIM registration rollout in the remote area of Masantol, Pampanga has provided valuable insights and the public can expect that the SIM registration will reach the country’s far-flung areas,” she said.

In partnership with telcos, the DICT, along with LGUs and DEPED, will establish registration booths in remote areas in the country with little to no internet to provide assistance in SIM card registration.

Smart Communications provided a statement saying it will create booths across the country in collaboration with local government units, partner stores, and SIM distributors to help hasten the registration process.

“Register your SIMs now, and help prevent scammers and predators online. We look forward to further collaboration with local government units and partners on-ground across the Philippines, helping hasten our SIM Registration process,” said PLDT and Smart First Vice-President Cathy Yang.

Mobile SIM card registration to roll out in Davao Region soon

During the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao on January 9, NTC-Davao director Nelson Cañete said that telecommunication companies would roll out mobile SIM card registration in a few weeks’ time to provide assistance to subscribers in areas with no internet.

“We have several areas with slow or no signal at all. We are coordinating with the telcos and other agencies so that they can put up mobile registrations,” he said.

Have you registered your SIM yet? Check out the step-by-step guides for different SIMs below:

– WhatALife!

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Jeraiza is a writer of Syntactics Inc. in Cagayan de Oro City. She writes for all sorts of topic to provide the right information and to keep the readers updated with the trends. A fan of all things classic, a typical bookworm with books gathering dust, and a fiction writer on weekends.

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