solution for those who have linked their NIN with their sim card but still it get blocked by MTN Airtel, Glo, 9mobile and others.
as the federal government give Telecom companies order to block all the sim card that haven’t been link to nin from making calls, there is now a problem and confusion as some people who already linked their NIN still receive this blocking issue.
many people have complained that despite the fact that their sim card have been linked, government and Telecom companies still blocked it.
fortunately, there’s a reason why your linked sim card got blocked, there’s a place the problems might have arrived from.
in this post, I will explain to you the reason your already linked sim card got blocked by MTN, Airtel, Glo or other network, also, I will show you the solution to follow in order to unblock your sim successful without any stress.
why did my sim card got blocked even when I have linked it with my NIN.
for those people whose sim card got blocked despite the fact that they have linked it with their NIN as the government instruct, there is a reason why it got blocked.
the reason why your sim card was blocked even when you have linked it with your NIN is because you didn’t successful linked it.
yes the word successful Is essential here, you may have tried to Link it, you may have sent your NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo and other companies using the required procedure but due to one reason or another, your request didn’t complete.
you may not notice that it didn’t link successful because you might have followed the required procedure or you might have used the required USSD code.
to confirm that you successful linked your NIN with your sim, Glo will send a confirmation massage telling you that you have successful linked your NIN with your sim card.
there’s actually two massage, the first one will tell you thank you for providing your NIN, then the second one will be a congratulation massage.
for MTN, they reply you instantly once you provides your NIN; you will see a congratulation reply.
for Glo user, send a message to 109.
now that you have knows what caused the issue, let’s continue with the solution for this.
solution to follow if you have linked your NIN but it still got blocked or barred.
here are the solution to follow if you are among those people that are currently facing this issue.
solution to follow if a sim card you already linked with your NIN got blocked.
the solution to follow is very simple, as you already have a national identification number, you can easily correct this.
solution for MTN user.
for those using MTN sim card, here are the procedure to follow if a sim card you already linked to your NIN got blocked or barred.
dial *346# to check your NIN but if you have your NIN slip with you or you have it off head, no need of dialing this code.
dial *785# to link your NIN again and make sure you receive a confirmation massage.
if you still don’t receive the confirmation massage,
visit MTN NIN portal here and follow the instructions provided to you
for those using glo.
if your Glo sim card got blocked despite linking it with your NIN, follow this instructions below.
send a massage to 109 in this format below;
Send Update NIN ( give space) NIN (space it ) First name (give space) and Last Name to 109.
if your NIN is 12345678911
send it like this [ Update NIN 12345678911 first name last name ], though not inside a bracket.
if you don’t receive a confirmation massage telling you that it has been successful linked, continue sending massage to them.
for Airtel user
dial *121*1# to Link your NIN again,
make sure you receive a confirmation massage before you conclude that it’s linked.
for 9mobile user,
here are procedure for 9mobile subscriber for relinking of you sim card with your NIN.
visit 9mobile NIN management Portal below and follow the procedure there.
Important things to know if your sim card got blocked despite linking it with your NIN.
here are the summary of all the important things you should know.
- the reason they blocked your sim card even when you have linked it with your NIN is because you didn’t know that the sim card was not successful linked to your NIN.
- the solution to follow in order to unblock your blocked sim card is by relinking your sim card with your NIN again and making sure that it’s successful linked.
- if you have forgotten you NIN, you can check it by dialing an USSD code on the sim card that you used when registering for the NIN or a sim card that you have linked with your NIN; the USSD code is *346#.
this is all you need to know.