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SIM card sign-up necessary amid e-commerce growth


ESSENTIAL ITEM. The subscriber identity module (SIM) card allows users of mobile devices to receive calls, send messages, or connect to internet services. Under a Senate bill, even prepaid users will be required to register their SIM cards to enable authorities to trace them in case of fraudulent use. (File photo)

MANILA – As the digital industry shifts to high gear and online transactions have been the norm since the coronavirus pandemic struck last year, it has become a necessity to strengthen electronic commerce laws.

Senate Bill No. 2395, or the SIM Card Registration Act, mandates the registration of the subscriber identity module card before releasing to the buyer.


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