Here’s what will happen if you don’t register your SIM

Been procrastinating with getting your SIM card registered? Now is the perfect time to get it done!

All jokes aside, tomorrow, April 26, 2023 was supposed to be the last day of SIM registration. However, the deadline has been extended for 90 days. But even with the extension given, it is still important that we heighten its prioritization and take it seriously. Many of us know that it is a must, but we do not really understand why. Now is the time to find out and take action.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the SIM registration, and what will happen if you fail to. Take note that some of the information listed below is subject to change.

Is it a must to have our SIM cards registered?

Yes, all new and existing SIM cards must be registered under the new SIM Registration Law.

Why should we have our SIM cards registered?

The law was implemented for our safety as consumers by supposedly combating criminal deception. Nefarious practices have been prevalent with unregistered SIM cards, such as scams and other forms of mobile and online fraud. 

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Apart from this, the deactivation upon failing to do so can cause unnecessary disruptions with the access and use of online and mobile banking, transaction authorization, identification issuance, as well as advisories.

What will happen if I don’t register my SIM card?

Because the SIM Registration Act is a law, legal consequences will be faced by those who fail or refuse to have their SIM cards registered. 

  • First offense: Fine of no less than P100,000 but not more than P300,000
  • Second offense: Fine of no less than P300,000 but not more than P500,000
  • Third and subsequent offense: Fine of no less than P500,000 but not more than P1,000,000 for every offense thereof
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Now that we have understood its purpose, we will make it easier for you to have them registered at this point in time. Prepare one (1) valid ID for identification purposes, and click the links below according to your network.

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