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SIM registration

After ‘monkey’ and ‘Bart Simpson’ registration, telco vows to follow stricter NTC rules

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III grilled the NTC during a budget hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, how it intends to prevent unscrupulous individuals from using fictitious information to register their SIM cards.

Villar pushes bill against scamming as Poe calls for arrest of SIM registration violators

Sen. Mark Villar is batting for the passage of the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act or AFASA to fight the rising cases of online scams, while Sen. Grace Poe said authorities should test the mettle of the SIM Registration law by arresting and penalizing text scammers.

Stiffer penalties sought against individuals selling registered SIMs

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian made the call following a revelation made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that they have successfully registered with unnamed telecommunications operators' SIMs using the photograph of a smiling monkey.

Unregistered subscribers can reactivate SIMs within 5 days, telcos say

As stipulated in the implementing rules and regulations of the SIM Registration Act, unregistered users still have five days -- from July 26 to 30 -- to catch up and save their SIM from permanent deactivation. Their incoming SMS is still left active so they could receive a one-time PIN for SIM registration.

Globe, Smart reiterate call for extension of SIM registration deadline

The DICT stated on Wednesday, April 19, that it has received the request of the telcos to extend the SIM registration period but stressed that “at this point, there is no extension of SIM registration”.

Globe calls for deadline extension for SIM registration

Globe said it has done all awareness and educational campaigns for subscribers to sign up but came up with dismal results, primarily due to the lack of valid government IDs and challenged digital literacy.

Poe: Longer SIM registration must not extend heydays of scammers

Sen. Grace Poe has urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and local telcos to pull out all the stops to make...

Mobile number porting activity sees spike following SIM registration

SIM registration is helping drive Mobile Number Portability (MNP) among mobile users, as more people take the opportunity to move to the network they wish to register under their name under the SIM Registration Law, according to Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. (TCI).

SIM registration will help prevent fake bookings, says foodpanda

For foodpanda, the law will help deter cases of prank orders or fake bookings and possibly prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Globe deactivates, blacklists 50,000 SIMs linked to fraud in 2022

Under its filtering protocol, Globe deactivates SIMs within its network once detected to have been involved in fraud. Meanwhile, SIMs outside of the Globe network are blacklisted to prevent them from sending to Globe.
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