MTN NG has urged all her subscribers to go through a fresh SIM registration so as to get their information updated. As we all know, this is not the first time MTN is requiring and doing this from her customers.
According to MTN, they called the process SIM CARD UPDATES. What you have to do is to walk to any MTN office nearby you with the Government-issued ID card either Voter’s card or National ID Card. But importantly the purpose of the updates is to put the virtual information you had released during previous SIM registration exercises, including your name, date of birth, address and so on. If you can recall a few months back, Airtel also forced her subscribers to go and update their SIM cards. Glo and 9mobile are expected to follow the queue anytime from this moment. So get ready. Failure to get MTN SIMs updated on or before ending of this month (August 2019) may see their SIM cards blocked. The telecommunications firm had sent messages to millions of its subscribers, requesting them to go and updates their SIM card registrations. The message reads: Quote
“Y’ello! Kindly visit any MTN store with a valid government approved ID. Your SIM details need to be updated before August 19th. Dial *123*7*1# for the nearest store.”
The amazing part, there is a compensation for the hassles of having to do the registration again, the telecommunications firm, which recently got CBN license to float financial service in the country, is giving out N5,000 Airtime after completion of the exercise. A visit to some MTN offices on Airport Road, Allen Avenue, Surulere, Fatai Atere, Adeola Odeku, Ikorodu, Egbeda and a host of others, saw the huge number of subscribers queuing to get their SIMs updated. Though the process is very fast, the complaints from subscribers have been, how long are they going to be updating their SIM cards, after having done the same process three to four times in the past? MTN official claims that it was a directive from NCC and it must be adhered to. If you’ve not yet received the message, get ready because it may soon get to you. Just click this link >> www.mtnonline.com/sim-registration-centers to search for MTN SIM Registration Points, the nearest center in your area.