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How to Activate DITO Sim (5G/VoLTE): Step-by-Step Guide

By May 20, 2022No Comments
DITO sim

Having a DITO sim is not just about the hype; it’s also about affordable and quality call, text, and mobile data services.

You can activate your DITO sim and register it to the official DITO app to check for inclusions to the promo you availed.

If you want to know more about activating your DITO sim, check out all the details in this article.

What is the DITO sim?

The DITO sim card is the same as every existing sim card of other networks that allows you to access the network service provider. Aside from that, it gives you access to the load promos that can be considered of the greatest value for money compared to other networks.

How to activate the DITO sim?

Here are the steps on how to activate the DITO sim:

Step 1: Make sure you got a sealed DITO sim pack.

How to activate DITO sim

Step 2: Get the sim card and place it on the sim tray.

Step 3: Turn on mobile data or try to call and text.

You need to wait for an SMS confirmation message regarding the activation of your sim, but you can also verify it on the DITO app if you have already registered.

Another thing that you might want to activate is the VoLTE setting if your mobile handset supports it.

You can do this by heading to your phone Settings, searching for VoLTE, and opening the relevant result.

Activating VoLTE allows you to have a more secure connection for your voice calls, making it clearer.

How to register to the DITO app?

Registering to the DITO app allows you to get the most out of the DITO service.

Follow these instructions on how to register to the DITO app:

Step 1: Install the DITO app from either the App Store or Play Store.

Step 2: Open the DITO app on your smartphone.

Step 3: Provide your mobile number and nominate a passcode.

Step 4: Wait for the SMS code in case it is required.

Step 5: Click on Sign in.

Just in case there seem to be some technical issues with your initial registration, you can also try this method:

Step 1: Open the DITO app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Enter your mobile number.

Step 3: Click on Forget Password.

Step 4: Nominate a passcode.

Step 5: Wait for an SMS code and enter it.

You can now sign in to the DITO app using the passcode and your mobile number.

How to load the DITO sim?

Follow these steps on how to load your DITO sim:

Step 1: Open the DITO app on your smartphone and tap the Buy Load button.

How to load DITO sim

Step 2: Choose your preferred amount.

Step 3: Select your payment method and tap Proceed.

Shortly, you should be able to receive an in-app notification regarding load top-up.

Alternatively, you can also go to a DITO Partner Store.

You can also use third-party apps or services to load your DITO account in case it is on the list of available networks for loading, like the following:

  • Alipay
  • Bayad
  • BPI
  • Brigada
  • CliQQ
  • Coins.ph
  • DA5
  • GCash
  • GrabPay
  • Landbank
  • Lazada
  • Moneygment
  • Panalo Express
  • Pay&Go
  • Sendah Direct
  • ShopeePay
  • Tambunting
  • TouchPay
  • VIP Center
  • WeChat Pay
  • Megapay

How to use the DITO sim card?

To use your DITO sim card, you need a DITO-compatible mobile handset which you can see in the FAQs section below.

Just pop in your DITO sim card into the sim slot or sim tray and activate it by following the steps described in the section above.

How to call using the DITO sim?

To call using the DITO sim, you need to dial another mobile number without any unique prefix or code.

But in case the call cannot be completed for some reason, go to your phone’s mobile network settings, then go to APN or Access Point Name.

It would help if you made a new APN with the following details:

  • Name: internet.dito.ph
  • APN: the internet.dito.ph
  • MMC: 515
  • MNC: 66
  • APN type: Default
  • APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
  • APN roaming protocol: IPV4/IPv6

You can leave the other settings blank or as default.

How to register for the DITO promo?

To register for a new DITO promo, you can choose from the available ones on the DITO app or go to a DITO Partner Store.

Interestingly, there is also a DITO Auto Pay subscription feature in the app that allows you to renew your load promo automatically.

Where to buy a DITO sim card?

DITO sim cards are widely available in retail stores nationwide, but if you want the most convenient option, you can order one from Lazada or Shopee.

How much is a DITO sim?

DITO sim card is available for as low as P49 as the Starter Pack, but you can also use versions with more inclusions, such as Level-Up Packs 99, 199, 299, and Advance Pay sims.

How to unli DITO sim?

To get unlimited internet, you need to avail of a DITO SIM that offers unli data, as the unli internet promo was only offered in the early days of DITO.

DITO Compatible Phones List

The following phones are certified by DITO to work with its network:

Brand Model
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
A01
A02s
A11
A12
A21s
A30
A31
A32
A32 5G
A42 5G
A50s
A52 5G
A52
A72
Galaxy A03s
Galaxy A10
Galaxy A10s
Galaxy A20
Galaxy A20s
Galaxy A22
Galaxy A22 5G
Galaxy A30s
Galaxy A52s 5G
Galaxy Fold 2
Galaxy M22
Galaxy M32
Galaxy Note10+
Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20+
Galaxy S20 FE
Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Galaxy S20 Ultra
Galaxy S21 5G
Galaxy S21+ 5G
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
M11
M11
Note 20
Note 20 Ultra 5G
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Cherry Mobile
Aqua S9
Aqua S10 Pro
Flare S8
Flare S8 Lite
Flare S8 Max
Flare S8 Pro
Flare Y20
Flare Y5
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Huawei
Mate 30
Mate 30 Pro
Mate 30 Pro 5G
Mate 40
Mate 40 Pro
Nova 5T
Nova 7
Nova 7 SE
Nova 7i
Nova 8
Nova 9
P30
P30 Pro
P40
P40 Pro
Y6p
Y7a
Y7p
Y9 Prime 2019
Y9s
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Infinix
Hot 9 Play
Hot 10
Hot 10
Hot 10 Play
Hot 11S
Hot 11S NFC
Note 7
Note 8
Note 10
Note 11S
Smart 5
Smart 5
Smart 6
Zero X
Zero X Neo
Zero X Pro
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyPhone
MyT6S
MyT8
MyWX1 Plus
MyWX2
MyWX2 Pro
MyX12
MyXI1 Plus
MyXI1 Pro
MyXI3
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
Oppo
A12
A15
A15s
A16
A31
A52
A53
A54
A55
A74
A74 5G
A76
A92
A94
A95
Reno 3 Pro
Reno 4
Reno 4z
Reno 5
Reno 5 5G
Reno 6 5G
Reno 6z 5G
Reno 7 5G
Reno 7z
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
Realme
realme 6
realme 6 Pro
realme 6i
realme 7 Pro
realme 7i
realme 8
realme 8 Pro
realme 8 5G
realme 8i
realme 9 Pro
realme 9 Pro+
realme C11
realme C11 2021
realme C12
realme C15
realme C15 Qualcomm
realme C21Y
realme C25
realme C25s
realme C25Y
realme GT Master Edition
TCL
TCL
TCL
TCL
TCL
1 SE
10 Plus
Plex
10 5G
20 SE
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
Tecno
CAMON 16
CAMON 17P
CAMON 18
CAMON 18 PREMIER
POVA
POP 5 LTE
SPARK 6
SPARK 6 Go
SPARK 7
SPARK 7 Pro
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
Vivo
NEX3
S1
S1 Pro
V11
V11i
V15
V15 Pro
V17 Pro
V19 Neo
V20
V20
V21 5G
V21e
V20pro 5G
V20SE
X21
X50
X50 Pro
X60 5G
X70 5G
Y1s
Y1s
Y11
Y12
Y12A
Y12S
Y15
Y15A
Y15S
Y17
Y19
Y20i
Y20S G
Y30
Y31
Y33s
Y81
Y85
Y91
Y91C
Y91i
Y95
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Xiaomi
Redmi 10
Redmi Note 10 5G
Redmi Note 11
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Redmi 9A
Redmi 9C​
Redmi 9T
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Xiaomi 11T
Xiaomi 11T Pro
Xiaomi 12

You can also check the updated list of the compatible phones at the DITO website.

FAQs

Is DITO available in many areas?

DITO is relatively new, so other mobile networks have more coverage areas.

But you can check the list that DITO is continually updating.

The following provinces have DITO coverage in select locations:

Luzon

  • Albay
  • Bataan
  • Batangas
  • Bulacan
  • Cagayan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Cavite
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Isabela
  • La Union
  • Laguna
  • Metro Manila
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Pampanga
  • Pangasinan
  • Quezon
  • Quirino
  • Rizal
  • Sorsogon
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales

Visayas

  • Aklan
  • Bohol
  • Capiz
  • Cebu
  • Iloilo
  • Leyte
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Samar

Mindanao

  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Bukidnon
  • Cotabato
  • Davao Del Norte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Sur
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Sur

How can I contact DITO?

If you have inquiries related to DITO services, you can call the 185 hotlines or use the chat feature on the DITO app using your mobile phone.

The hotline is surprisingly available from 6 am to 12 am every week.

DITO is also available on Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Viber via @ditophofficial.

You can also send an email to customerservice@dito.ph.

Conclusion

Activating your DITO sim takes a few steps to access the affordable services of the network finally.

Check if your handset is compatible with the DITO network and switch networks if you prefer DITO.

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Jerico Saquing

Jerico Saquing

Jerico is the founder of Peso Hacks. He's also a freelance writer who specializes in topics related to finance, travel and games. In his spare time, he likes to watch anime, play mobile games and read books.

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