how to register sim card


In Nigeria this days, there are many network providers that operate through the use of Sim Cards. Most popular among them are; MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile. This above network providers have been mandated by the federal government to stop users who have not registered their sim. It cab be quite frustrating to live an area where you buy your sim card without the personnel to register it for you, in this situation, you will be unable to make use of your sim card for communication.

Once you have bought your sim card, the next thing to do is to register your sim card just in the place you bought it or preferably, you can find any approved center for the network providers to register your sim card. Registration is always free with the approved centers.

You will provide some details like :

  • Your full name.
  • Mothers nin
  • Phone number to be registered
  • passport
  • Thumb Print
  • Town
  • State
  • Country etc  

After you’re done registering your sim card, you will have to activate it to start working properly, ie, so that you can use it to make calls, receive text messages and browse the internet. You can activate your sim card by recharging up to 100 Naira after the registration and dial the customer care center of your network provider. If you’re using MTN, you should dial 181 or 180. If it’s Airtel, you should dial 200. If you’re using Glo, you should dial 121 and lastly if its 9mobile, you should dial 200. After you contact the network provider customers care center above, you will be asked whether you have registered your line to warrant the activation, you should answer in affirmative and the customer care will guide you on the next step to activate your line for use.

In a situation where the above does not seem to work for you, follow the below procedures to get your sim card registered.

After you’ve bought the sim card, call the network providers to show you the steps to follow to get your sim card registered. In case you’re finding it difficult to locate their centers around the area you’re living, the customer care numbers above will direct you to the centers for easy offline registration.

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