The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Monday, permanently placed embargo on the registration of old Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards by telecoms providers.
The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
A SIM card is issued by telecoms operators to provide the individual user with the appropriate number recognised by that network after it has been inserted into a mobile phone.
Ojobo said the registration of old SIM cards ended in 2012, adding that network providers were only allowed to register new SIM cards.
‘‘Registration of new SIM cards was allowed to enable subscribers to have freedom of entry and exit from a mobile network to be able to switch to a new mobile network of their choice.
‘‘If the registration is stopped, how would foreigners that are coming to Nigeria or new citizens who are ripe to use mobile phones register? There is no time we can stop the registration.
‘‘What was stopped was the registration of old SIM cards after nine months that the official registration started, for old SIMs it has stopped, but for new it shall continue,’’ Ojobo said. Continue reading
To use the Nigerian Mobile Number Portability System (MNP), subscribers would be required to submit certain documents. “To move your number to a new mobile operator, you need to bring proof of identity such as identity card, passport or driving licence or an officially-validated photographic identity document. Also, the mobile number you wish to port must be validly registered.”
Subscribers can also port their numbers at any customer care office, retail shop or outlet of their chosen new service provider and meet with the authorized sales person to request to port their number.
Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah also stated that porting is not available by telephone, online or other electronic means.
Meanwhile, subscribers wishing to change their operators to a preferred network are expected to terminate service with their existing service provider before initiating porting with the new service provider. Continue reading
Below is a step by step guide as to using your Etisalat Nigeria blackberry as an internet modem to enable you browse on your personal computer.
Below are the steps to follow:
1. Download the blackberry desktop manager on your laptop
2. Connect the blackberry via a cable to the laptop
3. Select desktop manager, then click on tools and select internet settings
4. Choose profile name as Etisalat Nigeria
5. APN should be etisalat while username and password should be left blank
6. Click on connect to the internet and it will start browsing.
If you encounter any issues, please do not hesitate to drop a comment(s) in the comment box below.
As at today, Etisalat Nigeria has not developed a means of sending Internet Settings for the Samsung Galaxy Tab over the air.
However, I have brought below all the settings you would need to manually setup your Samsung Galaxy Tab for browsing using the Etisalat Nigeria Network.
From your main screen, you can access where you would input the manual settings by clicking;
APPLICATIONS – SETTINGS – WIRELESS and NETWORKS – MOBILE NETWORKS – ACCESS POINT NAMES
then enter the settings below and save; Continue reading