Advertisement

In line with the latest directive from NCC to suspend the sale of SIM cards while authorities check their compliance with registration guidelines, MTN has released FAQs that will help its subscribers plan ahead the difficult times.

NCC Suspends SIM Card Registration

FAQs on NCC Directive To Stop Sales and Activation of New SIM Cards.

Please find below FAQs on NCC Directive to Stop Sales and Activation of New SIM Cards.

Why are you suspending issuance of new SIM cards?

A nationwide audit is underway, and all operators have been instructed to suspend the sale and activation of new SIM cards. We apologize for the inconvenience Sir/Ma

I got a message that my SIM registration details are incomplete. So I want to rectify it

Advertisement

Thank you for taking out time to update your details. We apologize for the inconvenience Sir/ma. Due to the current suspension of the sales and activation of new SIM cards, we will not be able to update your SIM registration details at the moment. However, once the government order is lifted, this will be possible.

How do I retrieve my line? If my phone got stolen?

Kindly visit the nearest MTN shop with your valid ID card(voter’s card, international passport, national ID card) and your SIM pack, and if are unable to get hold of your SIM pack, please come along with a Sworn affidavit to prove ownership

Does this suspension affect e-SIMs?

Yes please, all new activations, new registrations and re-registrations are impacted.

Can I do a SIM SWAP?

Yes please, you can perform a SIM swap. Kindly visit the nearest MTN shop with your valid id card(voter’s card, international passport, national ID card) and Your SIM pack, and if you are unable to get hold of your SIM pack, please come along with a sworn affidavit to prove ownership and a SIM swap would be effected for you

I came to buy a new SIM card instead of retrieving my old SIM. It’s more expensive to do a SIM swap than buying a new SIM

ALSO READ:  FAQs on MTN Smartphone Offer

SIM swap cost just 100 naira. You can perform a SIM swap in any of our touchpoints and stay connected with your family and friends.

How can I buy a SIM card for my aged/young relative?

Because the NCC has begun an audit and instructed all Mobile Network Operators to suspend sales, you will not be able to buy a SIM card at this time.

Now that you cannot update my SIM details, I hope my line will not be blocked?

Please be rest assured Sir/ Ma,  we are working to ensure that your service will not be interrupted.  Once the suspension is lifted, we will surely contact you.

I would like to port my line to your network

Thank you for your interest in joining the Yello family. However, we may not be able to complete the porting process at this time, as the portal for registration is not available.  This is because the NCC has begun an audit and instructed all Mobile Network Operators to suspend sales. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Can I still upgrade my SIM?

Yes please, you can still perform SIM upgrade. Kindly visit the nearest MTN shop with your Valid ID card (Voter’s Card, International Passport, National ID card) and your active SIM.

How do I register the line that was bundled with your Hynetflex/Mifi?

Due to the recently announced directive from the NCC to suspend activation of new SIMs, we will not be able to register the SIM at this time, as the portal for registration is not available.  We apologize for this inconvenience. Kindly give us your details, we will contact you as soon as the portal is available

I bought an hynet device last week but was unable to register it because of the queue.  Can I register the sim now?

ALSO READ:  HMD Connect SIM Offers You Data Roaming In 120 Countries

So sorry for the inconvenience Sir/Ma. Due to the recently announced directive from the NCC to suspend sales of new SIM cards and activation, we won’t be able to register the line at this time. However, Kindly give us your details so that we can get in touch with you once this is lifted.

I would like to buy Hynetflex. I understand there’s a bonus on it.

Yes Sir/Ma. The Hynetflex device is available for sale. There is actually a bonus of 120G once you activate the new sim that is coupled with the device.

However, the NCC has begun an audit and instructed all Mobile Network Operators to suspend sales, as such we are unable to activate your line at the moment, Nevertheless, as soon as the suspension is lifted, you will be able to register your SIM and the bonus will be available for use.

I would like to buy Mifi. I understand there’s a bonus on it

Yes Sir/Ma. There is a bonus of 30GB on Mifi device is available for sale.

However, due to the recently announced NCC directive to suspend sales and activation of new sims, we are unable to activate your line at the moment . Nevertheless, as soon as the suspension is lifted, the bonus will be available for use once the SIM is registered.

Some people are selling active lines in my area, can I just pick one from then as they said I do not need to register the line, it is “insert and use SIM”?

Please do not buy preregistered SIMs, it is illegal, and pre-registered SIM card users risk arrest and criminal prosecution. Please be patient, once the suspension on New SIM sales is lifted, please buy & register your MTN sim from authorized MTN outlets nationwide. Thank you

What is a preregistered SIM?

ALSO READ:  FG issues directives to block 9.2 million Unregistered SIM cards

These are SIM Cards that have been previously registered in other people’s names and are being sold to the public by fraudsters. Please do not buy preregistered SIMs, it is illegal, and you could be arrested and prosecuted by the authorities.

Advertisment

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here