SIM Card Expiration Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular, Talk n’ Text and TM
How long does it take for your SIM Card to get expire or deactivate for inactivity or unused in the Philippines? Your SIM Card will only starts to expires when your SIM account balance reaches ZERO or no load and you are given additional 120 days or 4 months to reload your account to remain active. If you didn’t reach the 120 days deadline, your SIM card will automatically expires and lead to disconnection of your prepaid account. All Telecoms in the Philippines like SMART (Sun Cellular, Talk n’ Text / TNT) and GLOBE (Touch Mobile / TM) are using the same method on sim card validity.
How to Prevent SIM Card From Expiring?
To prevent your prepaid SIM Card from expiring you only need to load your Prepaid SIM card account balance for atleast 1 Peso. Expiration of load will take 6 months to expires, meaning you have almost 10 months from the starts of your SIM Card inactivity before your SIM card gets expires.
How to know if your Prepaid SIM Card expired?
The easiest way to check the status of your prepaid sim card is by inserting your SIM to any mobile phones and if your prepaid SIM can still received signals or received a text message, your prepaid sim card should still valid.
What to do If you have expired SIM Card?
There are no ways to recover or to reactivate SIM card that expires, the only solution is you have to purchase another prepaid SIM card to continue using its service.
Updated as of November 20, 2016.