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Registered SIM card reaches 24 million


MANILA, PHILIPPINES —  The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) reports over 24 million SIM cards, or 14.27 percent of the total subscribers, have been registered as of January 22, 2023.

On the official website of NTC, the latest January 22 update shows that 24,120,541 SIM cards are registered. However, this is only 14.27 percent of the 168,977,773 total subscribers in the Philippines.

In the SIM registration update table, Smart Communications Inc. has the highest number of registered users at 12,167,220 or 17.89 percent of its 67 million total subscribers. 

Globe Telecom Inc. follows with 9,988,656 registered users or 11.37 percent of its 87 million subscribers. Meanwhile, DITO Telecommunity now has over 1,964,665 registered users, or 14.99 percent of its 13 million total subscribers.

DICT set up SIM card registration booths in Iloilo City

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced that it has set up SIM card registration booths in Iloilo City just in time for the Dingyang Festival.

ICT Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo said on Sunday that the booths were located in strategic areas in the city, including the Iloilo International Airport.

“Our PTEs have already developed their respective execution plans to reinforce and to promote public awareness and provide assistance to the public on the registration of their SIM cards, including during major festivities in the provinces, such as the Dinagyang in Iloilo,” Lamentillo added.

In partnership with Public Telecommunication Entities and the LGUs, the ICT agency will set up SIM card registration booths all over the country to assist users and hasten registration before the deadline on April 26.

The booths will mostly be located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) or far-flung areas in the country with little to no internet.

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

– WhatALife!

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