How to Unblock My MTN SIM – There are different steps in unblocking your sim card if you were unfortunate to be among the people whose sim card was blocked by the NIN issues or government.
We all know it’s been a long time now since the federal government started advising people to start linking their National Identification number with their sim card.
Many of us may be asking why? well, the reason for this is mainly for security, to help them trace any kind of online fraudulent activity.
Most people, especially people who run or own a business don’t have the chance to get this NIN as national identification centers are rare in a few areas.
most have tried but haven’t succeeded. in fact, the majority of people that have linked their NIN with their sim card are students.
Not about a week ago, the federal government fully approved the blocking of sim cards for those who haven’t linked them with their national identification number.
I don’t think it’s a surprise because many have been waiting for this news for many months now.
So in this article, I will be showing you how to unblock your sim with struggling.
- 1 Required items for NIN registration for a blocked sim card.
- 2 How to Link your MTN sim card to your NIN
- 3 Without Nin, how do I unban, reactivate, or unblock my blocked sim card?
- 4 How to Unblock My MTN Sim Card Without NIN
Why did the federal government block my sim card from making calls?
The reason the federal government decided to block your sim card is that you haven’t linked it to your national identification number. And I know many know this but are still asking
National identification number is the fastest way one can use in tracking anymore especially if it has to do with an online case.
Due to the high rate of insecurity in the country recently, the federal government has decided to pull the trigger by blocking any sim that hasn’t been linked to a national identification number.
Required items for NIN registration for a blocked sim card.
There are just a few things you need when trying to get your national identification number.
- Sim card or phone number, any of your preferred sim cards will do.
- Full Name: Here, you are required to provide your full name, that is, your surname, middle name, and last name.
If you already have your NIN, follow this MTN national identification number portal for those using MTN and submit your NIN straight.
There you will see a form to fill out for those whose nin is available, but if your own is not, then continue reading.
How to Link your MTN sim card to your NIN
For those who use MTN SIM cards, there is a mobile shortcode.
If you’re using an MTN Sim card, dial *785#. You will see an option telling you to input your 11-digit national identification number.
Input it there and make sure you don’t make any mistakes.
If your mobile network is not too strong, I advise you to write the nin somewhere else on your phone, cut or copy it, then paste it when you dial *785 #.
Without Nin, how do I unban, reactivate, or unblock my blocked sim card?
If you don’t have nin, you can easily unblock your sim card by following this step.
Remember, the primary reason for this network link is to make it possible for the federal government and security agencies to trace anyone, especially in those cases that involve online stuff.
If you have a trustworthy friend, family member, or anyone that can give you his or her nin, use it to link yours.
Actually, I used my nin to link the sim cards of eight people in my family, and none of them get this issue of blocking sim now.
How to Unblock My MTN Sim Card Without NIN
Let me give you the answers to some of the questions people ask about unlocking their sim card without NIN.
Yes, if you don’t have your nin readily available now, you can link with that of your friends and family for the time being.
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