How to Activate and Load DITO Sim

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You finally owned a DITO sim card either you purchase it online, at the local outlet or someone gift it to you. Regardless where you get it, activating your DITO sim card is the most important thing that you need to do for you to use it.

We have a separate review for DITO sim which discusses all of the details, but to make everything simpler we make another article dedicated for activating and loading your SIM card.

Activate the Internet (APN)

Take note that the internet will not work when you use your DITO card from a non-compatible device. You need to change the APN settings of your mobile phone to use the internet. Below are the APN settings that will work for DITO.

  • Name: DITO PH
  • APN:

If above settings is not working, you can use this APN from China Telecom:

  • Name: DITO PH
  • APN: ctnet
  • Username:
  • Password:

You can change this APN from your device settings: Settings Connections Mobile network Access Point Names.

How to Activate

To activate DITO Sim card, you just need to access the data internet, send a message or call a number.

After that you will received a Welcome message from DITO which contains the download link to their app, your initial password and their data privacy and terms and condition. It will also automatically activate the promo included in your DITO sim card like their 1-month unlimited promo.

Here are the example message that you will received:

Welcome DITO! Manage your account by downloading the DITO App: Initial password: xxxxxx. View our Privacy Statement and T&C upon login.

To fully enjoy the DITO experience, we've already activated your Unlimited data, on-net SMS and on-net calls valid for 30 days. Thank you!

Tell us about your DITO SIM purchase experience...

To enjoy all of the features of your DITO sim card, you need to download their app. The DITO app is only available for android devices and not yet on iOS. The app is also not available on Google Play Store but instead via an APK installer. You can download their app at their official page:

How to Load

For now, loading is available through online via their app and it is not yet available at your favorite sari-sari store. The available payment method are the following:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • GCash
  • GrabPay
  • WeChat Pay

To load your DITO Sim, you need to open the DITO app.

From here, go to Load then select the amount that you want to top-up.

At the checkout, you need to pick the payment method and click Pay to proceed.

After a couple of seconds, you have successfully load up your account.

If you are using IOS device, you can asked your friend with an android device to install the DITO app (No need of inserting your sim card). You just need to login your DITO number and your password.

Take note that your load has an expiration of 1-year. Hope this guide helps you! If you have suggestion or problem don’t hesitate to drop it at the comment section.

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