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Goking reminds public on SIM registration

COUNCILOR George S. Goking, chair of the City Council committee on trade and commerce, is reminding the business sector as well as the public to register their cellphone sim as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) mulls to cutting off services to subscribers who have not registered their sim after the lapse of the extension period.

DICT Secretary Ivan John E. Uy earlier announced that DICT is considering restricting some of the mobile services for unregistered sim users within the period of 90-day extension granted by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Republic Ac 11934 or the Sim Registration Act provides that unregistered sims will only deactivate after the initial 180-day registration period of up to 120 days. The law does not state that the government or telecommunications companies can suspend mobile services of unregistered users during the extension period.

According to Secretary Uy, they will be deactivating some services including media access for users. He said around 30 to 60 days into registration, they will start deactivating some services on the SIM card and at that time users will lose access to Facebook accounts or some other accounts but still, the phone can still call and text, and then after a certain period the outgoing calls will be lost.

Councilor Goking advised the public and cellphone users to register their SIMs to avoid limited services from telecommunication companies and other inconveniences.


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