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…


How To Subscribe To MTN Pulse Tarrif Plan

First, What is MTN Pulse?

The MTN Pulse tariff plan has been specially designed to help you satisfy your need to stand out in the world. With MTN Pulse, you will be on the cutting edge of modern telecommunications and can enjoy a world of FUN, CREATIVITY and FREEDOM.

Being on the MTN PULSE plan has numerous benefits as you are about to see below;

MTN Pulse Chat Service

If you are already on MTN Pulse plan, you can register for MTN Pulse Chat service to connect and chat with others who are also on the MTN Pulse plan. You will enjoy a special rate of N5/SMS.

To register for MTN Pulse Chat, simply text CHAT to 33117 at N5 for Pulse customers and you will receive details on how to complete your registration.

Requirements for registering for this service are: Continue reading

MTN Hourly Plan is Slow?

MTN Nigeria recently launched a new regime of  hourly data plans for their internet subscribers known as the MTN Simple Surf.

However, for users of their bundle plans who migrated to the hourly plans, I am sure you have noticed a drastic change in the speeds?

Lets have your say and what you are currently experiencing, with regards the speeds you are getting on the hourly plans and what you get on the bundle plans.

Lets discuss! Feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.

How To Subscribe To MTN Simple Surf

Now you can  enjoy even more flexible options for browsing on your PC or laptop.

Managing your data usage is now entirely within your control as the inconveniences of data-limits have been taken away.

MTN Simple Surf is a new range of hourly based internet bundle plans that give you total control of your internet time. With MTN Simple Surf you only pay for the time spent on the internet and not the volume of data consumed.

You can select from a variety of flexible MTN Simple Surf plans from as low as 2hrs to 300hrs, all on the network with the widest data coverage in Nigeria.

To activate your preferred bundle plan, text the keyword to 131 Continue reading