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Step-by-Step Instructions for Registering Your Smart and TNT SIM Online

Step-by-Step Instructions for Registering Your Smart and TNT SIM Online
"""The SIM Registration Law has come into effect. The new law requires all mobile subscribers to register their SIM cards with their respective telecommunications provider (such as Smart) and to provide their personal information during the process, lauded by many as the ultimate solution to the age-old issue of text scams, spam, and the like. ,'_com-box-3','ezslot_3',183,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-box-3-0');
Your telco's services can be accessed through your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). You will be able to, among other things, make calls, send text messages, access the Internet, purchase airtime credits, and activate the SIM by inserting it into your mobile device.
A SIM card can basically be purchased by anyone for a small fee. Neither registration forms nor identification cards need to be presented at the time of purchase. That is about to change thanks to the SIM Registration Law, which mandates that all Filipinos register their new or existing SIM cards or face having their SIMs permanently disabled. ,'_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_6',191,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-medrectangle-3-0');
Scammers, spammers, and other shady people will have a harder time carrying out their evil deeds now that the SIM Registration Law is in effect. Since a person's SIM is linked to their identity, malicious individuals will think twice before buying SIM cards and using them for illegal activities.
The SIM registration law is definitely a positive development for the majority of us who use our SIM cards for honest and legitimate purposes. You still have plenty of time to register all of your SIM cards because registration begins on December 27, 2022, and lasts for 180 days, or six months. Act now rather than waiting until the deadline!
The good news is that you can register your SIM online from the comfort of your own home, so you don't have to go to the Smart store. We have prepared a comprehensive step-by-step guide for the online registration process for Smart and TNT SIMs, as well as a brief overview of the SIM Registration Act.300,250],'_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_8',192,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-medrectangle-4-0');
Step-by-Step Guide for Smart and TNT SIM Online Registration Step 2: Launch the Smart SIM Registration website. Step 3: Enter your mobile number Step 4: Enter the OTP that was sent to your mobile number. Step 5: Complete the customer information form. Step 6: Enter your address and contact details Step 7: Go over your registration information Your SIM registration is being processed. What is the SIM Registration Act? What are the SIM Registration Requirements? What are the SIM Registration Requirements for Individuals? What are the SIM Registration Requirements for Foreign Nationals and Tourists? What are the SIM Registration Requirements for Legal Entities? Smart will use the information in their records to process your registration if you are a postpaid subscriber. As a result, you do not need to register your SIM.
Be sure to have a valid identification on hand before beginning the SIM registration process. A list of IDs that are acceptable can be found here.
Step 1: Navigate to the Smart SIM Registration website on your computer or mobile device at https://simreg.smart.com.ph to begin the registration process.
Don't be surprised if you encounter errors and system slowdowns during registration because we are still in the early stages of SIM registration. To reduce the likelihood of encountering these errors, we recommend registering between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., for example. 300,250],'_com-box-4','ezslot_7',193,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-box-4-0');
Step 2: You will be asked to enter your Smart or TNT mobile number. In the space provided, enter the last ten digits of your mobile number. For instance, if your mobile number is 09123456789, all you need to do is type 9123456789 and leave out the first digit.
Click ""SEND OTP"" after selecting ""I have read and understood the Terms & Conditions...""

Step 3: Wait for the one-time password (OTP) that was sent to your mobile number before entering the OTP. Share the code with no one else and ensure that the sender is ""SMART.""
Click ""VERIFY OTP"" after entering the 6-digit OTP into the provided field. 300,250],'_com-banner-1','ezslot_10',194,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-banner-1-0');
You have two minutes to request a new OTP if you did not receive a text message with your OTP.

Step 4: Complete the customer information form now to enter your personal details. We suggest adhering to the numbered steps in the screenshot below. This is due to the fact that performing certain actions, such as selecting your ID card or uploading your ID, will cause the page to reload and erase any additional information you have entered.

When filling out the customer information form, follow these steps. A red asterisk (*) denotes required fields.

Type of Registration: Based on your SIM's current state, select one of the options below. For instance, from the drop-down menu, select ""I'm registering my old SIM"" if you already have one.

I'm registering a new SIM card – Select this option if you're registering a new SIM card.
I'm registering my previous SIM card: Select this option if you're registering your own active SIM card.
I'm registering a newly purchased SIM on behalf of a minor: Select this option if you're registering a SIM on behalf of a minor (a person under the age of 18).
I'm registering an older SIM for a minor: Select this option if you're registering an active SIM for a minor (anyone under the age of 18).

Nationality – This is set to ""Philippines"" by default. Click this field and select your country from the drop-down menu if you are not a Filipino.
ID Card: To specify the kind of ID card you will present, click this box. For instance: Card that can be used for a variety of purposes A list of IDs that are acceptable can be found here.
Upload Valid ID: Upload or take a picture of your valid ID with a maximum file size of 5MB (you can use this tool to reduce the size of your photo if it is larger than 5MB). Wait a while while the OCR reader scans the image after you upload it. You may need to take a new picture if the OCR reader is unable to read the information on your ID. Important: Click the information (i) button to read the guidelines for your ID card.
Upload Selfie: Upload or take a selfie photo with a maximum file size of 5MB (you can use this tool to reduce the size of your photo if it is larger than 5MB). Important: Click the information (i) button to read the selfie photo guidelines.
Enter your ID number, which is typically displayed on the face (or front) of your ID card.
Enter your first name or given name here.
Middle Name: Select ""I have no legal middle name"" if you do not have a middle name.
Enter your surname or family name for your last name.
Birthday: Mention your birth date, including the month, day, and year.
Sex: Pick either a man or a woman.

To move on to the following step, select ""NEXT"" when you are finished. 336,280],'','ezslot_11',195,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad--0');
Step 5: Please enter your address and contact information. At this point, you will be asked to provide these details. We suggest adhering to the numbered steps in the screenshot below. The first five fields are not required.

Fill in the following data into the appropriate fields. A red asterisk (*) denotes required fields.

Province: You must first select your province before you can select your city or municipality. House/Lot Number (optional) Street (optional) Village/Subdivision (optional) Unit/Floor (optional) Building (optional) Province
City/Municipality: Pick one from your province's list of municipalities and cities.
Barangay: Pick one from your city or municipality's list of barangays.
ZIP Code: Your city, municipality, or barangay will determine your ZIP code or postal code.
Optional Alternate Contact Number: Provide a different phone number that can be used to verify your information. Please include the area code when entering a landline number.
Email Address (Optional): If you have one, please provide it. Additionally, you can use this to verify your information.

To move on, select the ""NEXT"" button when you are finished.
Step 6: Make sure all of the information you provided for your registration is correct and accurate by reviewing it carefully. If you find any errors, click the ""BACK"" button to edit your information and return to the previous steps.
After reviewing your registration information, select ""I do hereby attest that I personally accomplished the registration and information..."" You can also select ""I do hereby attest that I personally accomplished the registration and information..."" ,'_com-leader-1','ezslot_13',196,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-leader-1-0');
To conclude your SIM registration, select ""NEXT.""

Step 7: Congratulations! Your SIM registration is being processed. The registration for your Smart SIM has been submitted and is being processed. Your control number will be included in a text message that you receive. This control number will serve as your registration certificate, so don't lose it.

Once your registration has been confirmed and approved, you will receive another text message. Keep your lines open because Smart may call or send you a message if they need to verify your submitted data further.
The SIM Registration Act: What is it?
Republic Act Number On October 10, 2022, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. signed 11934, also known as the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act, a law that requires all SIMs used in electronic devices (such as smartphones, tablets, and Wi-Fi modems) to be registered. Before their SIMs can be activated, all users are required by the aforementioned law to register them with their PTE.
Additionally, as soon as the SIM Registration Act becomes effective, all existing mobile subscribers are required to register their SIMs with their respective PTEs. However, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has the option of extending the registration period by up to 120 days. 3336,280],'_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_15',197,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-large-mobile-banner-2-0);
The SIM will be deactivated automatically if it is not registered within the allotted time period. After a subsequent registration in accordance with the Act, deactivated SIMs may still be reactivated, but only during the PTE's grace period.
All residents and citizens of the Philippines, as well as foreigners residing in the Philippines or visiting as tourists, are required to register their SIM cards within the allotted time after purchasing them. Until they are registered, new SIMs will remain in an inactive state.
In addition, individuals and organizations found to be in violation of the law face penalties under the SIM Registration Act, such as the following:

The PTE's failure or refusal to register a SIM:

Initial offense: ₱100,000 – ₱300,000;
Second violation: ₱300,000 – ₱500,000; and offenses three and subsequent: ₱500,000 – ₱1,000,000.

Selling a stolen SIM card: either a six-month to two-year sentence or a fine of $100,000 to $300,000, or both.
False information provided during registration: either a six-month to two-year sentence or a fine of $100,000 to $300,000, or both.
Using a fake SIM card: a minimum sentence of six years in prison, a 200,000 yen fine, or both.

What are the requirements for SIM registration?
Individual Requirements Based on Memorandum Circular No. Individual end-users are required to provide the following information during the registration process: [250,250], ""_com-large-mobile-banner-1,"" ""ezslot_14,"" and ""0"" during the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

entire name;
the day of birth;
Sex;
Address that is current or official;
Type of ID that was shown;
a given ID number; and the serial number of the mobile phone.

The individual end-user will also be required to present a valid ID card issued by the government or other forms of identification with a photograph, such as:

Passport;
National ID, Philippine Identification System ID;
ID from the Social Security Administration;
ID from the Government Service Insurance System, or GSIS;
Multi-Purpose Unified ID (UMID);
a license to drive;
clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI);
Police authorization;
ID from the Professional Regulation Council (PRC);
ID of the voter;
ID, or tax identification number;
ID issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue;
ID for PhilHealth
ID by mail;
ID issued by the Philippines' Integrated Bar (IBP);
ID issued by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA);
License to own and keep firearms;
card for senior citizens;
card for people with disabilities; or another valid ID with a photo issued by the government.

SIM registration for minors (those under the age of 18) will take place under the parent or guardian's name, and all of the following documents must be presented:

any of the aforementioned valid ID cards issued by the government; and the minor's parent or guardian's permission to register the SIM.

Requirements for Tourists and Foreign Nationals During SIM registration, foreign nationals must provide the following information:

entire name;
Nationality;
the day of birth;
Passport;
In the Philippines, an address; and the ID number or number of the presented document.

Using a temporary visitor's visa issued in accordance with Section 9(a) of the Commonwealth Act No. 613 is required to present the following paperwork:

Passport, with a copy of the bio page or pages where the visa for the temporary visitor is stamped or displayed;
An affidavit or letter from the owner of the house or residence where the foreign national is staying, or, in the absence of such documentation, proof of address in the Philippines; and a ticket that shows the date and time of your return to your home country or any other ticket.

In addition to the ones listed above, foreign nationals applying for other visas, such as a work visa or a student visa, are required to submit any of the following documents: [300,250], ""_com-leader-2,"" ""ezslot_16,"" and ""0,"" respectively;

The Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Alien Employment Permit;
any official identification issued by a visa-issuing agency, or an alien Certificate of Registration Identification (ACRI) card issued by the Bureau of Immigration;
Students' identification and school registration; or a travel or admission document issued by the Department of Justice for Persons of Concern (such as refugees and asylum seekers).

Requirements for Legal Entities Legal entities, such as businesses and organizations, must provide the following information:

a company's name;
Address for business; and the complete name of the authorized signer.

The following documents must also be submitted by the legal entity:

Registration Certificate;
a properly adopted resolution naming the authorized representative for businesses; and a Special Power of Attorney for other legal entities.

Frequently Asked Questions What Happens If My Smart or TNT SIM Is Not Registered? Your SIM will be deactivated if you don't register it within the allotted time frame. When is the registration deadline for the SIM? On April 26, 2023, the SIM registration period will end. The DICT, on the other hand, has the ability to extend the registration period for up to 120 days. My Smart SIM was removed from use. Is it possible to reactivate it? You can still reactivate your Smart SIM within the five-day grace period if it was deactivated due to your failure to register it. How many SIMs am I allowed to register? You can register as many SIM cards under your name as you want—300,250],'_com-leader-4','ezslot_18',600,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-leader-4-0'); If I am unable to register my Smart SIM online, what should I do? If you are unable to register your SIM online for any reason, you can personally register it at the Smart store closest to you. I don't have a valid ID from the government. How do I enroll my SIM? To register your SIM, you will need a government-issued ID that is still in good condition. You can apply for an easily accessible ID, such as a PhilHealth ID or postal ID, if you do not already have one. My SIM card has vanished. What ought I to do? You can contact the Smart store closest to you to report a lost or stolen Smart SIM. Telecom providers are required by law to deactivate the stolen or lost SIM within 24 hours of the report. Can I give someone else my registered SIM? It is possible to assign another person the ownership of a SIM. To get help, simply go to the Smart store closest to you. If my SIM is removed, will I lose my prepaid load? All remaining load balances will be forfeited if a SIM is deactivated. 250,250],'_com-leader-3','ezslot_17',601,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-leader-3-0'); Is it necessary for postpaid customers to register their SIM cards? Postpaid customers don't have to register their SIMs because the telecommunications providers already keep track of their personal information and proof of identity. Postpaid customers will only need to reply to a text message from their respective telecommunications providers to confirm their registration. Is registration required for prepaid WiFi SIMs and pocket WiFi? To avoid deactivation, SIM cards for devices like Smart Bro Pocket WiFi, Smart Bro Prepaid Home WiFi, and PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi must be registered. What happens when the registered SIM owner dies? The end-user's immediate family, relatives, or guardian should notify the relevant PTE or telco of the end-user's death. How safe is my private information? As required by Republic Act No. 1, PTEs are expected to adhere to the minimum standards for data safety and security. 10173, also known as the 2012 Data Privacy Act. Unless required to do so by a court order or subpoena, the data and information gathered during the registration process are treated as confidential.
Final Thoughts We hope that our step-by-step guide helped you register your Smart or TNT SIM. Share this article with friends who might be interested in learning how to register their SIM cards online.300,250],'_com-mobile-leaderboard-1','ezslot_19',602,'0','0'_('div-gpt-ad-_com-mobile-leaderboard-1-0');
You can chat with a customer service representative or call the Smart hotline at (02) 8888-1111 or *888 (toll-free via Smart SIM) if you require assistance with your Smart SIM registration.
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