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How to Register Sim Card (Globe, TM, Smart, TNT, DITO)

By December 28, 2022December 30th, 2022No Comments

Have you registered your sim card yet? If not, it may be deactivated.

To register your sim, we created this guide for you! Follow the steps for each network carefully.

Why do I need to register my SIM card?

Registering your SIM may seem like a hassle, but it is a necessary step. Here are a few reasons why you must register your SIM as soon as possible.

  1. Your SIM will be deactivated permanently.

If you fail to register your SIM by the deadline, your SIM and the mobile number associated with it will be deactivated permanently. You will no longer be able to access any accounts you have that you registered using that mobile number. Even if you get a new SIM card, you will still have to register for it to be activated.

  1. SIM Registration will help protect consumers from fraud and spam.

It’s no secret that spam messages have been going on for far too long now. This new law will help to curb these fraudulent activities, and telco providers will be able to better protect their customers.

  1. It is completely free.

You don’t have to pay any additional fees to register your SIM, so there’s no reason for you not to.

  1. There are penalties for non-compliance.

Individuals who provide false information or IDs or spoof registered SIMs may face hefty fines and also jail time.

Information required for SIM registration

You will have to provide some personal details to successfully register your SIM card. These include:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Sex
  4. Home address
  5. Type of government ID and ID number
  6. Copy of government-issued ID and photo

How to register SIM card

The process will be slightly different depending on what telecom provider you use. You will find step-by-step guides for all carriers below. These apply to all prepaid SIM cards.

Register Globe/TM/GOMO SIM

Step 1: Go to on your mobile or web browser.

Step 2: Input the mobile number you wish to register.

Step 3: You will be sent an OTP to that number. Enter the OTP once you receive it.

Step 4: Input your personal information including your full name and address.

Step 5: Upload or take a photo of one valid government ID from the choices and take a selfie or upload a selfie. Make sure the photos don’t exceed 2MB.

Step 6: Tap the required boxes to check. If you don’t want to receive unnecessary promo alerts or you don’t want to share your info to Globe, don’t tap the optional boxes.

Step 7: Complete the registration and take note of your reference number.

Step 8: You will receive a text message from Globe shortly after saying that you have successfully registered your SIM.

Register Smart/Talk N’ Text/Sun SIM

Step 1: Go to on a mobile or web browser.

Step 2: Enter the mobile number that you are registering.

Step 3: Enter the OTP once you have received it.

Step 4: Complete your profile by entering your information.

Step 5: Attach a copy of your valid government ID.

Step 6: Wait for the SMS confirmation and save your control number.

Register DITO SIM

Step 1: On your web or mobile browser, go to

Step 2: Enter your mobile number and wait for the OTP.

Step 3: Proceed with the registration by entering the OTP.

Step 4: Input the required information.

Step 5: Upload a copy of one valid government ID.

Step 6: Wait for the confirmation message. Take a photo or screenshot of the successful registration page for future reference.

Registration requirements for minors

Minors or parents or guardians of minors also need to register their SIM if they have one. It will be registered under the legal parent or guardian’s name/

The requirements are:

  1. A valid government ID of the parent or guardian
  2. Consent of the minor’s parent or guardian to register the SIM card.

Registration requirements for businesses

If you have mobile numbers that are used for your business, these are things you need for a successful registration:

  1. SEC or DTI Certificate of Registration
  2. Board Resolution designating the authorized representative or a Special Power of Attorney (SPA)

Registration requirements for tourists

Tourists staying in the Philippines who will opt to get a temporary SIM card for their travels must also register to activate their SIM. They will need to provide the following.

  1. Passport
  2. Proof of address in the Philippines (hotel or other accommodation)
  3. Return plane ticket showing date and time of departure from the Philippines

Proof of identification accepted

Here are some of the government-issued IDs that will be accepted for registration:

  • Passport
  • Philippine Identification System ID
  • Social Security Service ID
  • Government Service Insurance System e-Card
  • Driver’s License
  • National Bureau of Investigation clearance
  • Police clearance
  • Professional Regulation Commission ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ID
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Senior Citizen’s card
  • Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card
  • Person with Disabilities card

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the deadline to register my SIM card?

Existing SIM cards have to be registered by April 26, 2023. This deadline may be extended by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), but no announcements have been made yet.

Can I register multiple SIM Cards?

Yes, you can. You just have to repeat the same registration process for each SIM.

Do I have to register my postpaid SIM?

Yes, all SIM cards must be registered. However, all existing postpaid subscribers should be automatically registered by their telecom provider. They will get in touch should they require additional information from you.


Registering your SIM will only take a few minutes of your time. You can quickly do it online, or you can also visit your telecom provider’s branch for assistance.

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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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