how to unblock mtn sim.
sometimes, MTN blocks our sim card when we violate their policy or due to security reasons.
recently, users from Nigeria got their MTN sim card blocked due to security issue which made their federal government to make it mandatory that all sim card must be link with a valid national identification number.
if you’re among those whose MTN sim card got blocked because of this NIN issue or due to some other issues with your PUK code, this article is for you as you will get to see how you can unblock the sim card on your own without paying a dime to any person.
please endeavor to read this article till the end as all the informations provided here will be helpful to any person whose MTN sim card got blocked due to PUK code configuration or NIN linking issue.
how to unblock mtn sim.
the procedure to follow when unblocking your MTN sim card depends on the reason why MTN got your sim blocked.
you can unblock your MTN sim card using a USSD code, through SMS method or by contacting MTN customer care agent online.
on this tutorial, I will be showing you how to unblock MTN sim with NIN and how to unblock MTN sim with PUK code.
check below to see the procedure to follow for each one of these you intend to know.
how to unblock MTN sim with NIN.
if your MTN sim got blocked because of this issue of, check below to see The procedure to follow in order to unblock it
how to unblock MTN sim with NIN.
IF your sim is blocked because of MTN Sim to NIN linking issue, below are the solution to follow.
there are two methods you can follow in order to unblock your MTN sim card with NIN.
how to unblock MTN sim with NIN using USSD code.
on your phone dialer, follow the procedure below.
- dial *785# on your phone dialer
- select the option to input your NIN
- submit your eleven digit NIN number.
- you can also press the code straight as *785*your NIN#.
in order to unblock MTN sim with NIN using MTN mobile app.
- open your Apple store or play store and Download MTN mobile app.
- install the app.
- open your MTN mobile app and navigate to the area where you need to submit your NIN.
how to unblock & unlock MTN sim with PUK code.
PUK code is a code that you can use to secure your MTN sim card.
most times, people normally set up this PUK code by mistake, once you enter a wrong PUK code for some limited attempt, MTN will lock the Sim for security reasons.
to unblock MTN sim card with PUK code, below are the solution to follow.
call MTN customer service agent by Dialing 180, if you are calling directly from an MTN number.
you can also contact MTN customer service agent with another Telecom line by Dialing 08031000180 ( ei if you are calling from another network within Nigeria).
contact MTN customer service agent by Dialing +2348031000180, if you are calling from outside Nigeria.
once the agent pick up, explain the reason why you are calling.
your main reason here should be “I want to unlock my sim card, what’s my sim PUK code”, the person will provide the PUK code you need to Use.
you can also find your PUK code on the Sim park of your MTN sim card, the number is boldly written PUK code.
MTN users can also get their PUK through the MyMTN mobile app on Android and iOS. but among all, the best, fastest and easiest way to follow is by contacting MTN customer service agent.
once you get the PUK code, enter it and your sim card will be unblock.
People also ask
Can I unblock my SIM card?
you can unblock your sim by following the appropriate method.
this post has shown MTN users how to unblock MTN sim, you can as well unblock Glo Sim, Airtel Sim or any other Telecom networks by contacting their customer service agent if you don’t know the available USSD code that can solve your issue
What code can I use to unblock my MTN SIM?.
to unblock your MTN sim card with NIN, the available code to use is *785#.
there you will input your eleven digit NIN number (valid NIN).
How do I unblock my MTN number?
unblock your MTN sim card by linking your MTN sim card with NIN through *785#, or by contacting MTN customer service agent for your PUK code
What happens if SIM is blocked?.
sim card blockage is normally a temporary restriction, this means, when your Sim card is blocked, you will not be able to use the sim card to access the particular services it’s blocked for.
you will not loose your contacts, mobile data, airtime when your Sim card is blocked.
you can ask questions below if you have any question concerning your blocked MTN Sim card.
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How To Unlock MTN Sim Card Without Puk Code.
to unblock your sim card blocked because of PUK code related cases, the best solution to follow is by contacting MTN customer service agent and asking them for your PUK code if you have forgotten it.
but if you’re unable to contact MTN service agent, check below to see the procedure to follow
This may seem impossible but try it anyway. All you need is an old Nokia Java phone, (that’s the only option) This type of one-button phone and when you have it. follow the step below.
Step 1: Put your locked SIM card on the old Nokia phone and turn the phone on.
Step 2: Wait for about four minutes and then turn the phone off again.
Step 3: Remove the Sim card from the phone and reinsert the SIM card again.
Step 4: Turn on the phone and enter this USSD code as your PUK code *22233421#.
Step 5: create a new PUK code. You can enter any code, such as 12345.
that’s how you can unblock your MTN sim card without PUK code.
looking at this, it’s left for you to decide whether you will use the PUK code or this method.
How to unblock blocked SIM card.
to unblock your sim card, first find out the reason why it is blocked.
if it has anything to do with NIN linking issue, you can check the article below to see how to unblock all Sim card with NIN both MTN, Airtel, Glo and others.
if your sim card got blocked due to security issue which your PUK code, the best thing to do is to contact your network service provider for a new PUK code.
How to unblock blocked SIM card without PUK code
I have shown you how to unblock MTN sim card without a PUK code, you can still use this method on any other Sim card provided you have the items required.
to unblock your sim card without a PUK code, below are the solution to follow.
- Step 1: Put your locked SIM card on the old Nokia phone and turn the phone on.
- Step 2: Wait for about four minutes and then turn the phone off again.
- Step 3: Remove the Sim card from the phone and reinsert the SIM card again.
- Step 4: Turn on the phone and enter this USSD code as your PUK code *22233421#.
How to unblock MTN sim card with NIN
to unblock your MTN sim with NIN, simply dial *785# using the mtn phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or; Dial *785#Your NIN# from the mtn phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.