PH registers 17.38% of SIMs; unregistered cards unruffled at 139.6M as of Feb. 5
There are unruffled 139,602,248 unregistered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards within the Philippines in accordance with the most contemporary tally issued by the Nationwide Telecommunications Rate (NTC).
The important registration, which is ready to quit on April 26, 2023, seeks to quit cybercrimes resembling the rampant cellular phishing and textual whine material scams. Under the Republic Act No. 11934, also called the SIM Registration Act, non compliance with the legislation will result in eternal deactivation of a consumer’s card.
NTC’s most contemporary records issued on Monday, Feb. 6, showed that handiest 17.38% or 29,375,525 SIMs were up to now registered as of Sunday, Feb. 5. This, out of the 168,977,773 cards nationwide.
It became, nonetheless, defined by Department of Data and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Anna Mae Lamentillo that they are “not expecting all 168 million subscribers to register their SIMs.”
In show to register, one ought to present the next: fat name, date of birth, intercourse, point to address, unswerving identification card, and identification card amount. These will then be mute and stored by public telecommunication entities (PTEs).
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