If your MTN phone number has been blocked due to not linking your National Identification Number (NIN), you can follow these steps to link your NIN and reactivate your SIM card:
- Visit any MTN service center or franchise with a valid government-issued ID, such as a voter’s card or driver’s license, and your NIN number. The customer service representative will assist you with the process of linking your NIN to your MTN phone number.
- Dial *785# from your MTN line and select the option to link your NIN. Enter your 11-digit NIN number and confirm it. Wait for a confirmation message from MTN indicating that your NIN has been linked to your phone number.
- Visit the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website and link your NIN to your phone number by providing your NIN and other personal details.
- After linking your NIN, you will need to wait for some time for the NIN to be verified and for your SIM card to be reactivated by MTN. You will receive a confirmation message when your SIM card has been reactivated.
It’s important to note that if you have changed your SIM card, you will need to visit any MTN service center or franchise with the new SIM card to complete the linking process.
It’s also important to note that if you have been blocked for not linking your NIN, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has mandated that all SIM card holders link their NIN to their SIM cards to curb fraudulent activities.
So, linking your NIN to your MTN number is necessary to continue using your SIM card. If you have any issues with the process, you can contact MTN customer service for assistance.
What is MTN NIN Code?
The MTN NIN code is a shortcode that allows MTN subscribers in Nigeria to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their MTN phone number.
The code is used to initiate the process of linking the NIN and can be dialed by the user. The code is *785#, once dialed the user will be prompted to enter their NIN number and confirm it. Once confirmed, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will verify the details, and if all is in order, the NIN will be linked to the phone number.
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