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

mnp nigeria

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

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Nigeria Is Now Mobile Number Portability Ready

Dr Eugene Juwah (Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission)

Dr Eugene Juwah (Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again fixed another date for the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP). This time, the commission chose April 22 as the new launch date across all networks of Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM).

“We are going to celebrate it in a colourful launch that will hold in Lagos on April 22,” Ojobo ( Director of  Corporate Affairs at NCC) said.

NCC had earlier warned that it was not going to shift grounds on the planned roll out of MNP, and insisted that the roll out must be in April this year, without mentioning any particular date in April. The reason for not fixing a particular launch date earlier, according to Ojobo, was to allow the operators to choose a convenient date, based on the state of readiness of their networks. He had however insisted that the roll out of MNP would not exceed April this year.

NCC had fixed April 1,  for the launch of MNP, but shifted it to an unknown date in the same month of April, after telecoms operators came begging for three weeks extension to enable them complete test-run of their networks, in preparation for the eventual roll out. 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…


How To Use Your Etisalat Nigeria Blackberry as a Modem

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.

How To Restore That Network Signal Back To Your Phone.

Situation 1

I believe you must have experienced situations where you suddenly have a loss of signal on your mobile phone or even while the signal bars are still visible, calls still fail to go through.

Situation 2

Also, occasions where your GPRS, EDGE or 3G traffic suddenly stalls while you are browsing, of which results in a in your internet connection being brought to a stand-still.

Solution To Both Situations Continue reading