The SIM Registration Act said end-users do not have to pay additional costs when registering…
The telcos are prepared for online sim registration.
Following the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) publication of the law’s implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on Monday, telecommunications operators (telcos) are prepared to implement Republic Act (RA) 11934, also known as the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act.
Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) released a statement announcing the start of its online SIM platform following the IRR’s implementation on December 27.
It stated that current SIMs must be registered within 180 days or six months of the law’s taking effect while all new SIMs must be registered right away to use Globe services.
The Globe network currently has 87.9 million customers, according to estimates.
Some consumers who are unable to register their SIM cards online or who merely require assistance will be able to make use of a “special assistance process,” according to Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.
Our aim is to provide clients with a SIM registration experience that is simple, secure, all-inclusive, and practical, according to Cu.
He claimed that the adoption and publication of the SIM Registration Act’s IRR is a “major step forward” in the fight against fraudsters who use SIM anonymity for their illicit activities.
“This step complements Globe’s long-standing fraud protection measures, which also include investments in filtering systems, proactive blocking of spam and scam SMS, and data sharing agreements with banks and other financial institutions,” he said.
The IRR’s goal of being “all-inclusive” by requiring public telecommunications entities (PTEs) to provide extra assistance to people with disabilities, senior citizens, pregnant women, and other people with special needs when registering their SIM cards, on the other hand, was praised by Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) vice president and regulatory head Roy Ibay.
Ibay stated, “We join the NTC, important regulators, governmental organizations, and our colleagues in other PTEs in ensuring the orderly and successful implementation of our SIM Registration Law.
After “months of preparations,” according to Francis Flores, senior vice president and head of the consumer business group at Smart, the SIM registration procedure is prepared for a rollout.
In the coming weeks, we will provide more details regarding the SIM registration portal through our official channels, according to Flores.
Prior to this, the NTC published the IRR of RA 11934, which mandated that users register their SIM cards within 180 days of the law’s taking effect, with an additional 120-day registration period.
A SIM will be automatically deactivated if it is not registered within this time frame, although it can still be activated again after registration as long as it is done no later than five days following deactivation.
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