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Smart, TNT, NTC to hold 3-day SIM registration in remote areas!


PLDT's wireless unit Smart Communications and value brand TNT will be joining the National Telecommunications Commission for a three-day SIM registration in remote areas.
File photo: Registered Smart SIM card

Smart, TNT, and NTC gear up for SIM registration in remote areas!

In a statement, Smart said the nationwide SIM registration in far-flung areas will be from January 25 to 27. This will be conducted with other telcos, as well as the NTC.

Assisted SIM registration booths will be established in five regions per day, hitting one far-flung municipality in each of the identified regions. These municipalities include Atok in Benguet, island municipality Moalboal in Cebu, and Arakan in the landlocked province of Cotabato in Mindanao.

Smart and TNT are working closely with the National Telecommunications Commission as the agency sets up facilitated SIM registration booths for residents in remote areas, said Cathy Yang, FVP and Group Head of Corporate Communications at PLDT and Smart.

Since the launch of the SIM registration process last December 27, Smart and TNT have taken the lead in the industry setting up assisted SIM registration booths at stores, markets, terminals, schools, government offices, and other locations accessible to the public across the Philippines, in collaboration with local government units, partner stores, and regional and provincial distributors, she added.

Yang noted that these assisted booths and touchpoints are meant to fast-track SIM registration, and the simultaneous SIM Registration with the NTC is seen to help hasten the process further.

A priority lane for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those using basic phones will be provided to make SIM Registration as inclusive as possible, Yang said.

Smart and TNT were the first to deploy assisted SIM registration booths and touchpoints across the country starting December 27, the same day SIM registration was launched.

One of the country's major telco players also recently organized "Sulong SIM Registration," the first-ever LGU cascade on SIM registration. During the online cascade, authorities urged hundreds of local chief executives to actively collaborate to encourage mobile users across the country to register their SIMs.
Number of SIMs registered
Number of SIMs registered

As of January 22, over 12.16 million Smart users have registered their SIM. Of this, over 11.3 million are prepaid users, while more than 810,000 are postpaid subscribers.

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