Before activating a SIM card, it is required by law to register it, regardless of whether it is in physical or electronic form, under the SIM Registration Act. This applies to all mobile device users, including those who use prepaid broadband devices.

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How to Register TM Sim

  1. Please visit https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg for TM sim registration.
  2. Completely fill out the form with your personal information and kindly attach a copy of your ID.
  3. Please wait for confirmation via text message.

Starting on December 27, 2022, both current and potential customers can register their SIM cards for free. The process is simple and won’t cost you anything for your mobile data wallet when you visit the SIM registration website.

1) What is the SIM Registration Act?

In accordance with the SIM Registration Act, it is mandatory to register all SIM cards prior to activation in order to prevent crimes related to SIMs, such as fraud and scam texts. PTEs and distributors are required to sell deactivated SIMs until they have been registered by the end-user.

2) Who does the SIM Registration Act cover? 

It covers all users of SIM cards, both local and foreign, as well as corporate entities who use SIM cards purchased in the Philippines for their cell phones and modems.

3) What is TM’s position on the SIM Registration Act?

TM has expressed its support for the SIM Registration Act and has collaborated with the government in creating its implementing rules and regulations (IRR), which were released on December 12, 2022. The law is expected to promote financial inclusion and can also be utilised as a means for the government to promptly provide financial aid to those affected by the crisis.

4) Is it possible for the law to prevent spam, scam text messages and other illegal activities? 

The SIM Registration Act was implemented as a way to combat phone-related crimes and fraud. TM has also been actively involved in protecting against scams for a long time through measures like investing in filtering systems, blocking text message scams and spam, and collaborating with financial institutions and banks to share data.

5) How is the SIM Registration Act impacting TM, and what is the company doing to provide assistance?

TM is developing secure systems to enforce the SIM Registration Act with extra funds.

6) Could you please provide information on the effective date of the IRR for this law?

The law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) were published in a newspaper that circulated widely on December 12, 2022. It will become effective on December 27, 2022, which is 15 days from the date of publication.

7) When will I be able to begin registering my SIM card?

SIM registration is required for new and existing cards starting Dec 27, 2022. New users should register immediately. Existing users have until Apr 26, 2023.

8) Where can I complete the registration process?

To register at TM, customers can go to new.globe.com.ph/simreg. From January onwards, customers will also be able to register via the GlobeOne app. For additional details, please visit www.globe.com.ph/help/sim-registration-act.html.

9) What information is required for TM SIM registration?

To activate a SIM card, users need to provide personal information and proof of identity, including government-issued IDs with correct ID numbers and one with a photo. For corporations, additional requirements include an SEC Certificate of Registration and the appointment of an authorised representative.

10) “What forms of identification are acceptable for SIM registration?”

Senior Citizen’s CardThese are the authorised identification cards that can be used for SIM registration:

– Driver’s License

– Firearms License

– Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID

– National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance

– Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID

– Passport

– Philippine National ID

– Police Clearance

– Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID

– Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Card

– Senior Citizen’s Card

– Social Security System (SSS)/Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card

– Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID

– Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Card

– Voter’s ID

– Other government-issued IDs that are valid.

11) If I am unable to register my SIM within the given time frame, what will happen?

Deactivating your SIM means losing all TM services – calls, texts, and data.

12) If I purchase a new SIM card, how long do I have to register it before it expires?

Register your new prepaid SIM card immediately to activate it. The card can only be used until its shelf life expires. For cards purchased before December 27, 2022, you can still register until the shelf life expires. Prepaid SIM cards with active loads and promos have 120 days to register. Prepaid WiFi has a registration period of 180 days.

13) If I activated my SIM before December 27, 2022, will it continue functioning for calls, texts, and data after that date?

Yes, you can continue to make calls, send text messages, and use data as long as you have an active promotion. To ensure uninterrupted access, it’s important to register your SIM card on or before April 26, 2023.

14) How can minors without a government ID register their SIM card?

It is important to register SIM cards belonging to minors under the name of their parent or legal guardian.

15) I recently changed to TM through MNP. Do I still need to register my prepaid SIM?

Yes, it is necessary to re-register your SIM card using TM’s online registration portal.

16) I am using a prepaid SIM for business purposes. Whose name should be registered as the owner of the SIM card?

Only authorised company representatives can register. Any changes to business SIMs must be reported to the telco provider.

17) If I am currently in a different country but using a prepaid SIM, is it still necessary for me to register?

Certainly. It is important for those who are travelling abroad or using roaming services to register their SIM card through TM’s online registration portal in order to prevent deactivation.

18) Do I need to register my TM SIM even though I am already a verified GCash user?

Yes. SIM registration and GCash verification are two separate processes.

19) As a foreigner in the Philippines, do I need to register my Philippine SIM card?

If you are a foreigner visiting the Philippines as a tourist, your registered SIM card can only be used for 30 days. After that, it will be automatically deactivated when the SIM expires. To fulfil the requirement, you need to provide the following documents:

– A copy of your passport’s bio page and pages that show your current visa

– Proof of residence in the Philippines, which can be a hotel booking or an affidavit/letter from the owner of the accommodation where you will stay

– Make sure you have a return ticket with departure details from the Philippines or any other country.

If you have other types of visas, you need to present the following:

– A copy of your passport’s bio page and pages that show your current visa

– Proof of residence in the Philippines, which can be a hotel booking or an affidavit/letter from the owner of the accommodation where you will stay

– You may need your ACRI-Card, official ID from a visa agency, Alien Employment Permit, or school registration and ID for students.

– For Persons of Concern or POCs, you need to present the type of travel or admission document issued by the Department of Justice.

20) How can I register multiple SIM cards?

If you have multiple SIM cards, you can register all of them. However, it is essential to register each SIM card under your name individually.

21) If my SIM is deactivated, what will happen to my load and promo registration?

Please note that deactivating your SIM card will result in the loss of all existing loads, promotional registrations, and freebies. This is because all SIM-related information will be deleted.

22) Can I get my old phone number back if my SIM card is deactivated for non-registration and I purchase a new SIM card?

If prepaid SIM users do not re-register between December 27, 2022, and April 26, 2023, the current phone number will become unavailable. It is crucial for users to register during this period to avoid any issues.

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