DITO SIM card registration lists over 200K subscribers on 1st day

By TED CORDERO,GMA Integrated News

DITO Telecommunity Corp. said the first day of the 180-day SIM card registration period was smooth as over 200,000 of its subscribers had registered their mobile numbers as of Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement, DITO chief administrative officer Adel Tamano described the telco conduct of SIM registration as “generally smooth.”

“We are pleased with our first day of SIM registration activities,” Tamano said.

“As promised, DITO has made the exercise simple and rewarding with 208,039 successful registrants as of 3 p.m., December 27,” he said.

DITO is offering 2-gigabyte (GB) bonus data for its subscribers who will successfully register their SIM cards. 

To date, the new major player has about 15 million subscribers since its commercial launch in March last year.

“Based on our internal tests, it takes an average of four minutes to complete the process,” Tamano said.


“Our DITOzens can rest assured that we will continue to improve the registration process based on the feedback we receive from our Telecommunity,” he added.

Major telecommunications firms said they had fully prepared for the implementation of the SIM Card Registration Act, but expect birthing pains in the initial stages.

For registration concerns, users of DITO Telecommunity Corp. can visit, Globe Telecom Inc. at, and Smart at

Existing prepaid and post-paid users will be given 180 days or six months from the effectivity of the law to register their SIM cards, DITO said.

The third telco said failure to register will result in the deactivation of the SIM and possible penalties.

A deactivated SIM will be given a five-day grace period to be registered and get reactivated, DITO added. -NB, GMA Integrated News