NTC: Over 3M SIM cards enrolled as of 2nd day of registration

Over 3 million SIM cards have been registered as of the second day of the effectivity of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the SIM Card Registration Act, according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Based on data released by the NTC, there were 3.319 million SIM cards registered as of December 28 — 530,424 with DITO Telecommunity Corp.; 1,769,374 with Globe Telecom Inc.; and 1,019,207 with Smart Communications Inc.

The IRR of the SIM Card Registration Act took effect on December 27

, mandating all public telecommunications entities (PTEs) to establish their own registration platform where they will onboard users who present valid identification cards.

Users are given 180 days to register their SIM cards, else face the risk of having these deactivated.

PTEs earlier this week said they are all set for the registration process, but birthing pains are expected during the initial stages. The NTC has since ordered them to report any problems encountered by users during the registration.

During the first day of registration, December 27, Globe made its registration portal temporarily inaccessible to ensure a better experience for its customers, asking the NTC for a maximum of 72 hours to ensure stability.


Smart likewise reported heavy volumes of registrants, while DITO said the registration process was smooth with over 200,000 subscribers successfully registered during the day.

To register their SIM cards, users of DITO Telecommunity Corp. can visit, Globe Telecom Inc. at, and Smart at—Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/KBK, GMA Integrated News