Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Places Permanent Ban On Registration Of Old Sim Cards

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

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How To Port Your Number To MTN, Glo, Etisalat or Airtel Nigeria

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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

How To Check BIS (Blackberry Internet Service) Expiry Date On MTN, GLO and Airtel Nigeria Networks

You can easily track your Blackberry Internet service usage via text message or by dialing a code. You will be able to know the expiry date of your BIS and also your BIS data balance. Below are ways you can check the expiry date of your MTN BIS, Glo BIS, Airtel BIS and Etisalat BIS.

==> Text  STATUS  to ‘’ 21600 ’’ to check expiry date of MTN BlackBerry® Service

==> Text  STATUS  to ‘’ 440 ’’ to check expiry date of  Airtel BlackBerry® Service

==>  Dial *228#  to check expiry date of  Etisalat Internet Service. NO CODE to check Etisalat BIS status for now. Please, if you know it, kindly share with me.

==>  Text  STATUS  to 777 to check the expiry date of Glo BlackBerry® Service

I hope this helps…


Glo World Scholarship For Nigerians

On G-BAM now? Have you enrolled for N750,000 scholarship courtesy of Glo Mobile Nigeria? Enroll immediately at

Scholarship eligibility criteria 1 – You must be a Glo G-Bam Hi 5ive customer (To migrate, dial *100*5*1#)

Scholarship eligibility criteria 2 – You must recharge at least a cumulative of N500 in a month.

Scholarship eligibility criteria 3 – You must be enrolled in either a secondary school or a tertiary institution in Nigeria

Store SMS Forever

Courtesy of Globacom Nigeria comes a new service called, GLO SMS4EVER, of which enables subscribers to store their text messages (SMS) for as long as they want. With the service, subscribers are able to store and retrieve their important SMS online straight from their telephone handsets.

GLO SMS4EVER addresses the space constraints subscribers face trying to store vital messages on their phones. “Since the introduction of GSM communication, SMS has remained a veritable tool for mobile communication. But sometimes, the SMS is so valuable that we find it difficult to delete it from our SMS inbox folder, thus limiting available space on the handheld device. SMS4EVER service was, therefore, conceived to address this challenge. “It is a simple SMS save, store and restore service which provides the user a safe and secure personal storage space on the internet. Unlike the phone inbox folder, it is unlimited and it is there forever. The messages are stored in a secured server and are backed through a network storage system,”

How To Use This Service Continue reading

Recharge Your Glo Mobile Line Online Via QuickTeller

Glo prepaid subscribers can now recharge their Glo lines online at You will be required to carry out a one-off registration before you can recharge.

To recharge your Glo Mobile Line Online via Quickteller, kindly visit

When you visit the above link, you should see something as this, as shown below; Continue reading

Glo Mega Deal From GloWorld

Globacom Nigeria popularly known as Glo World Nigeria has introduced another new and interesting bundled offer.

The Glo Mega Deal in partnership with Samsung is one that gives you deals on Glo Handsets at prices you cannot get elsewhere.


Get…20 Free SMS + N200 Airtime + 1GB @ just N3000

Simple send “Deals” to 30646