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Request for issuance of circular or clarification on Sim Registration

Requested from NTC by A. Tolentino at 04:46 PM on Jan 10, 2023.
Purpose: For clarification of issue with Smart Communications Inc.
Date of Coverage: 12/27/2022 - 01/10/2023
Tracking no: #NTC-523602449848

Tolentino 04:46 PM, Jan 10, 2023

Hi, I would like to request clarification from your agency about Sim registration of postpaid subscribers taken under the name of legal guardian for use of minor user/ dependent user, however the guardian died years later before SIM Registration act take effect . If the actual user is already of legal age, can he or she still transfer the sim under his or her name? If not, will NTC allow or issue extension of time for the tedious update of contact with both Private and Government entities  to be done by the user? A formal email is also much appreciated. Thank you

January 11, 2023

Dear Ms. Tolentino:


Thank you for your request dated Jan 10, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Request for issuance of circular or clarification on Sim Registration.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office would like to inform you that you revisit Republic Act 11934 otherwise known as SIM Card Registration Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations(IRR). Further, it is explicitly stated in the IRR that for minors (registration will be under the name of the minor’s parent or guardian. ALL are required):
• Any ID mentioned above
• Consent of the minor’s parent or guardian to register the SIM.

However, If you are in your legal age, you are already eligible to register that SIM in your name by submitting the needed requirement to register that SIM.. 

For more information and appropriate guidance please visit the concerned TELCO for that issue. 

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