Globe: All prepaid SIM cards will have 1 year validity

All Globe Telecom prepaid load, including denominations below P300 will now carry a one year expiration period in Phillipines, the company said. globe telecom prepaid data plan

Globe and other carriers started implementing the one year expiration period for prepaid load worth P300 and above on January 6, the telco said in a statement.

Globe said it implemented the 1-year validity for prepaid load above P300 on January 6, to comply with a memorandum from the National Telecommunications Commission, the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Department of Trade and Industry.

“A longer load expiry period will benefit our prepaid customers and eliminate perceptions of vanishing load,” Yolanda Crisanto, head of Corporate Communications, said.

It will have an impact on Globe, but the company is not telling how and in what form. globe telecom prepaid data plan

As on January 2020, there are still no formal requirements for anyone to provide confirmation of their identity when buying a prepaid SIM card, but several proposals are still pending before Congress; so be prepared that you will need to show a form of ID (or passport) and fill out some papers at the point of purchase.

In 2015 the House of Representatives approved a bill which calls for the systematic registration of all prepaid SIM cards in the country. The new rules require that anyone purchasing a SIM card fill in documentation and provide photographic proof of identity (such as passport) at the time of purchase. In 2016 the legislature has filed a bill in a bid to implement a mandatory SIM card registration scheme in the country so that anyone buying a SIM will be required to sign a control-numbered registration form used by the respective public telecommunications entity (PTE) of the card being purchased. The PTEs then have to collect registration forms from direct sellers and submit a copy to the National Telecommunications Commission. Similar proposals have been put forward in 2019 and 2020.


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