From seniors to not-so-techie, subscribers register their SIMs through Smart, cooperatives in Mindanao


To help more people in Mindanao register for SIM cards, mobile service provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), through its value brand TNTph, has partnered with cooperatives there.

The Golden Friendship Eco-friendly Transport Cooperative (GOFETCO), the Agdao Multi-Purpose Cooperative, the Sta. Ana Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAMULCO), and the Metro Gensan Transport Cooperative were some of the coops that took part in the telco’s nationwide SIM registration campaign.

“Smart has made SIM registration convenient and easily accessible, assisting senior citizens and subscribers who are using phones without mobile data. They have also guided our members who have questions about SIM registration,” said Eric Castillon, Marketing Head of SAMULCO. 

Eric Castillon, Marketing Head of SAMULCO.

Cooperative member Roselyn Erag shared, “My SIM is now more secure, thanks to Smart. We are grateful that they are assisting us here in SAMULCO.”

“We at Smart are doing the best we can to help everyone comply with the SIM Registration Law and ensure that no one gets left behind in our fight against SIM-, Internet-, and Electronic-enabled crimes. We are maximizing our partnership with the cooperatives to provide on-ground SIM Registration assistance to our subscribers in need,” said Grace Ruperto, Assistant Vice President and Center Head for Customer Development Strategies and Support at Smart.

Grace Ruperto, Assistant Vice President and Center Head for Customer Development Strategies and Support at Smart

As part of Smart’s larger mission to safeguard its customers from SIM-, internet-, and electronic communication-enabled crime, the company has launched a campaign to have all of its customers register their SIM cards. If SIM card owners have not registered their SIMs by April 26, 2023, the SIMs will be deactivated.

Subscribers should register their SIM cards to prevent fraud and abuse and to help protect children from online predators. Postpaid customers can simply text YES to 5858 to confirm their registration, while new and existing Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers can visit PLDT and Smart stores and access Smart’s SIM registration portal through

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