With a simple text, Globe subscribers who are also GCash users can quickly register their SIMs in compliance with Republic Act (RA) 11934 or the SIM Registration Act. Those who complete registration will also get 1GB of free data.
“We’ve always believed in the power of technology to streamline processes and enhance customer experience. By providing a quick and simple way for our users to register their SIMs, we’re bolstering consumer security and ensuring that their connectivity services will remain uninterrupted,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group President and CEO.
Under this new registration protocol, selected Globe subscribers will receive a notification inviting them to register their SIMs by texting “GCASH”, followed by their birthday in “mmddyy” format, to 8080. For example, a user born on May 22, 1983, shall text “GCASH 052283.” This mode of registration will be operational until July 19, 2023.
By opting to register via this route, subscribers can request GCash to send their account details to Globe. They also certify that all details earlier submitted to GCash, including their full name, birthday, sex, address, and IDs, are accurate. This showcases how Globe and GCash are working together to empower their customers and give them the ability to conveniently exercise their right to data portability under the Data Privacy Act.
The text method is the second mode of SIM registration via GCash. Earlier, Globe and GCash rolled out a registration protocol where GCash users can register their SIMs via the app. There, fully-verified users will encounter a prompt to facilitate their SIM registration. They will also receive free 1GB data upon completion.
SIM registration is mandated by the Philippine government under Republic Act 11934, enacted in December 2022, to combat the proliferation of cybercrime, including scams and other forms of fraud. By registering their SIMs , mobile phone users can protect themselves against cybercrime and help ensure that their SIMs are not used for illegal activities.
With the deadline for SIM registration fast approaching, Globe is encouraging its fully-verified GCash users to take advantage of the easy registration process available through text message and the GCash app. Non-compliance may lead to SIM deactivation and potential disruption of mobile services.
Globe has several platforms available for SIM registration. Globe customers, including GCash users with unverified GCash accounts, may use the GlobeOne app or the Globe microsite at https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg to register their SIMs. In-person assistance remains available at Globe Stores and EasyHubs across the nation.
To learn more about SIM registration, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/register-sim-card.html#gref.