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Register your SIM NOW: Globe urges users with emergency cell broadcast as deadline nears

Globe tapped the Emergency Cell Broadcast system to remind its subscribers of the need to register their SIMs.
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Globe sends out text blast

In a statement, Globe said it utilized the system to send out an emergency blast within acceptable parameters.

We are at a critical time as the deadline draws near, and we want to ensure that our customers are compliant with the law to avoid SIM deactivation. This way, they will continue to enjoy our call, text and data services for their day-to-day needs, said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has given no objections on the use of ECB after prior notice. The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act allows the NDRRMC and other relevant government agencies to use the telco network system to blast warnings during disasters and emergencies, the telco explained.

Globe said it took this step to urgently advise its subscribers to register their SIM as the April 26 deadline approaches. By complying, they will be able to avoid deactivation, it noted.

Failing to register would put mobile users at the disadvantage as they will lose their connectivity and access to services like financial transactions, healthcare, learning, livelihood, and transport and deliveries, it pointed out.

Getting disconnected from mobile services will also deprive mobile users of advisories from the government, including disaster warnings, Globe added.

As of April 22, Globe recorded over 35.8 million SIM registrations out of its 86.7 million customer base.

To boost SIM registration efforts, Globe currently has 147 Stores and 25 EasyHubs transformed into assistance centers, where customers can easily seek help with their SIM registration needs. It also partnered with local government units, groceries, and malls to set up assisted registration booths in more than 100 sites nationwide.

Globe also regularly joins SIM Registration Caravans led by the National Telecommunications Commission since January.

For users of Globe and TM Prepaid SIMs and Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, SIM registration is free and can be done anytime and anywhere through the https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg website and the GlobeOne app.

Postpaid subscribers may complete their registration by sending SIMREG to 8080 to confirm their details. For company-owned Globe Business accounts, registration steps have been sent to your company's authorized representative.

Globe earlier called for an extension in the SIM registration.

The implementing rules and regulations of the SIM Registration Act allow up to 120 days of extension.

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