SIM Card Registration – Mandatory in the Philippines

TNT (formerly Piltel, Mobiline and Phone Pal and still more commonly referred to as Talk ‘N Text) is a mobile service provider owned by Smart Communications that offers call, text messaging and mobile data solutions to its subscribers.

Registering your SIM is the key to protecting it, and in this article, we will explain how to do it quickly and effortlessly.

1. Log in to your account

With more people opting to complete documents like SIM Registration TNT online, completing these documents online has become increasingly common. But it’s important to remember that doing so doesn’t exempt you from following all applicable rules and regulations.

If you miss the 180-day deadline, your SIM will be deactivated and restricted from accessing calls, SMS messages, mobile data usage and other Smart services. Furthermore, one-time passwords for digital banking apps and wallets as well as recovery of passwords linked to social media accounts won’t be received anymore.

Once your SIM has been successfully registered, a reference number will serve as proof. Be sure to store this in both your phone and computer for easy reference – or share with family and friends as proof.

2. Click on “Register”

SIM Registration is mandated by law to prevent crimes such as SMS text scams, cybercrimes and terrorism. Republic Act No. 11934 or the SIM Registration Act became effective on 27 Dec 2022 and mandates all mobile phone users register their SIM cards or risk being deactivated.

Register and fill in your address information, upload a selfie of yourself and verify your identity before clicking “Next.” Afterward, review all information entered to make sure everything is accurate.

If registering multiple SIMs at once, initial settings can be customized as desired; such as Group settings and assigning identifiable Tags. Once complete, click “Register”, whereupon you’ll receive a reference number that should be kept for future validation; you may also opt to use existing ID numbers.

3. Fill up the form

Registration of SIM cards in the Philippines is mandatory to protect consumers against phishing attacks and other forms of cybercrime, and make it easier for law enforcement officials to track and investigate crimes committed using victims’ mobile phones.

Telecommunication companies like Smart and TNT are making life simpler for their subscribers by making registration online easy and straightforward.

Subscribers must present valid ID with photo and selfie to complete registration process. They will receive a reference number as proof of registration; save a copy for future reference. Secondly, subscribers must electronically sign the form utilizing reliable electronic signature solutions like signNow which adhere to leading legal frameworks for electronic signatures such as ESIGN, UETA and eIDAS (ESIGN, UETA and eIDAS).

4. Take a selfie

Telcos have requested more time from the government in order to register millions of subscribers with SIM cards, with Smart and TNT first Vice President Cathy Yang saying this week that she has made such requests with both Department of Information and Communications Technology and National Telecommunications Commission. Smart and TNT are working closely with them and installing assisted registration booths nationwide so as to accommodate those without internet access or basic phones who may struggle with registration processes.

TNT Mobile brand’s viral online video depicting the horrors of failing to register one’s SIM card before April 26 has attracted over 14 million views in just two days – 8 million of those being on TikTok alone!

5. Upload a photo of your ID

If you are a Smart subscriber, registering your SIM card online using this website only takes minutes and is completely free. After providing your details, a verification code will be assigned.

As part of your registration form, you may upload or take a selfie photo and submit them. When your information has been verified and validated, a pop-up and SMS with your registration control number will appear congratulating you and giving it to you as proof.

Last December in the Philippines, telcos began mandating SIM registration as part of a new law. This allows authorities to track and investigate cybercrimes involving mobile numbers while simultaneously restricting individuals’ ability to communicate anonymously and diminishing their privacy rights.