PLDT’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and TNT on Monday conducted sim-card assisted registrations across Luzon, including far-flung Batangas municipalities, to reach subscribers in remote areas.
At Smart, we continue to exert all efforts to ensure compliance with the SIM Card Registration Act by the dedline on April 26, 2023. By collaborating with the local government units (LGU) and local leaders, we are going the extra mile to assist subscribers who may face challenges in registering their mobile numbers,” Alex Caeg, SVP and Head Consumer Sales Group at PLDT and Smart said.
With the help of municipal officials of San Luis, Batangas, Smart recently held a SIM Registration Day in Barangay Banoyo. Days before the event, Smart personnel visited the Aeta community in the town’s hinterlands to orient them on the requirements needed for registration.
“Mobile services are important in our community because we mainly use cell phones to communicate and to exchange information with residents in the town center. Before, people needed to trek to our community just to deliver messages,” Jemelyn Arguilles, chieftain of the Aeta community in Barangay Banoyo. Arguilles and her neighbors walked for 20 minutes to get to the registration booth at the barangay hall said.
Smart also supported the assisted SIM Registration Program led by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the island municipality of Tingloy, also in Batangas. The fifth-class municipality is reportedly home to more than 11,000 Smart and TNT subscribers.
Since the start of the nationwide SIM registration in December, more than 15 million Smart and TNT prepaid and postpaid subscribers have registered their SIMs.
New and existing Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers may also visit PLDT and Smart stores and access Smart’s SIM registration portal through https://www.smart.com.ph/simreg, while Postpaid customers can simply text YES to 5858 to confirm their registration.
CurrentPH News Service