I received a text last week from MTN reminding me to register my SIM card. Although I've registered, i was not very sure if it was confirmed. I had to quickly send the confirmation sms and my mind was put to rest when i received the confirmation text. I imagine many people are in these shoes as well.
It has been over a year that the NCC (Nigerian Communication Commission) has recommended it for all Nigeria Network to perform a sims Card registrations on all their subscribers.
SIM registration is meant to help the GSM companies and the Government keep a record of subscribers in the country, it will also make the recovery of lost SIM cards to be easier and also assist law enforcement agencies in tracking down criminals. At less that is what they made us believe.
And its no longer news that registering of sims is compulsory
So How Do I Know If My Sim card is Registered?
For Glo subscribers,
Send REG to 3456 as a message.
If your line has been registered, you'll receive a message in this format Your SIMCARD
+2348051234567 has been registered. Thank You!
Send REG to 789 in a message.
After sending the text to 789 with your MTN SIM card, you should get a reply confirming or denying that you have been registered. If your sim have been registered, you will get a service
message saying "Your number has been
registered. Thank you!"
For Etisalat and Airtel Subscriber,
There is no short way of doin it at present like MTN and GLO.
You have to call Airtel Customer on 111, 113 and Etisalat 200 to confirm.
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