Republic Act 11934 or the “SIM Registration Act” mandates all subscribers of SIM-based services, both new and existing, to register their SIM cards with their current telco provider.
The SIM Registration Act aims to protect all users from any SIM, internet or electronic communication-aided crimes such as, but not limited to terrorism, scams, unsolicited, indecent or obscene messages, bank fraud, libel, anonymous online defamation, trolling, hate speech and spread of digital disinformation or fake news.
All subscribers of PLDT SIM-based services must register their SIM
PLDT Home subscribers may register their SIM through the Smart SIM Registration Portal: www.smart.com.ph/simreg/pldt. Prepaid Subscribers will be asked to enter all the required SIM Registration information.
A liveness check or selfie photo will be required for validation.
Providing false or fictitious information, using fictitious identities or fraudulent identification documents to register a SIM, carries with it a penalty of imprisonment, fine, or both, pursuant to RA No. 11934.
** NOTE: After submitting all the requirements, you will need to accept the attestation statement. You may also choose to provide your optional consent to receive marketing and promotions.
Under the law, acceptable valid IDs or any similar form of document with photo that will verify the identity of the end-users include, but are not limited to the following:
SIM Registration is free of charge for all affected subscribers.
Yes, minors are allowed to purchase a SIM. However, minors are not allowed to register said SIM under their name. The SIM will have to be registered under the name of the minor’s parent or guardian.
Your SIM will be deactivated if you are unable to register it before the deadline prescribed by law.
Once the SIM gets deactivated, all remaining balances and subscribed plans will be forfeited.
Yes, you can still reactivate your SIM by registering it, not later than 5 days after such deactivation.
You will no longer be able to re-apply for a new PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid subscription as this service is no longer being offered by PLDT.
As a postpaid subscriber, you are considered registered. Your personal information such as your full name, birthdate, sex, address, and proof of identification, which you have provided upon application to PLDT, will be used for your SIM Registration.
In case your PLDT records do not have all the SIM Registration required information, we will reach out to you via SMS to inform you on how you can provide the needed information and/or documents so that you can complete your SIM registration.
For PLDT Home WiFi Postpaid customers, you may check the device dashboard to view the sms at https://192.168.1.1 while connected to your Home WiFi
Your Control Number will be released to you via SMS. Rest assured that even if this has not been sent to you, you are still considered registered, and your SIM and service are not in danger of being deactivated.
Yes, you may request to exclude your SIM the SIM Registration database ANYTIME. But please note that if you do this, your SIM and service will be deactivated after the SIM Registration Period on July 25, 2023. Any outstanding balance and pre-termination fee (if applicable) will be in effect for collection if you opt out.
You may call 171, go to any PLDT store or visit our Social Media accounts to submit your request.
There are several reasons why your number is being flagged as invalid:
PLDT complies with Republic Act 10173 or the “Data Privacy Act” when processing the Personal Data you submit to register your SIM Card. Rest assured, PLDT has implemented the appropriate technical, organizational, and physical security measures to ensure the protection of your Personal Data and your privacy rights.
For more information about how your Personal Data will be protected and processed in line with your SIM Registration, please read the SIM Registration Privacy Notice here.
Yes. It is safe to upload your ID and selfie. The company complies with the Data Privacy Act and has implemented the appropriate technical, organizational, and physical security measures for the protection of your Personal Data, including your ID and selfie photos, from unauthorized and/or fraudulent access, alteration, disclosure, misuse, and other unlawful activities. Your Personal Data is also protected from other natural and human dangers. We require all our Service Providers to implement the same level of security measures.
Optical character recognition or optical character reader (OCR) is the electronic or mechanical conversion of images of typed, handwritten, or printed text into machine-encoded text, from a scanned document. We use this to capture the text from the document IDs that are submitted or uploaded into the SIM Registration portal.
You may reach us through the PLDT Hotline 171 or PLDT’s Social Media Accounts.
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