If you haven’t registered your SIM card yet, watching this ad might just convince you to do so ASAP.
Mobile brand TNT’s new online video shows just what might happen if you fail to register your SIM before the April 26 deadline.
In the ad, 09854980233—a woman whose original name is 09102915695—is seen knocking on her house’s gate.
When asked to identify herself, she mentions her new, unregistered name, and her family grows suspicious and accuses her of being a scammer.
Unable to prove her identity, the woman is left rain-drenched on the sidewalk. Watch the video here:
TNT’s viral video, which has gone viral in just two days, shows how unknown—and unregistered—numbers raise trust issues.
The mom’s identity in the TNT video represents her SIM, which she had failed to register and was therefore permanently deactivated.
With a permanently deactivated SIM, you won’t be able to receive one-time passwords (OTPs) for your banking apps or mobile wallets, and therefore won’t be able to access or use your savings and wallet credits. You also won’t be able to access all the apps linked to your mobile number, such as your social media apps, messaging apps, and delivery apps, or recover a forgotten password linked to your mobile number.
To avoid permanent SIM deactivation, register your SIM in three easy steps:
- Go to smart.com.ph/simreg or to the GigaLife App available on Google Play and Apple App Store.
- Input your info and upload your valid ID.
- Wait for confirmation and your free 3GB data.