Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by admin
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier mandated the telecommunications operators in Nigeria to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN)
They said telecom subscribers should take their NIN to the office of their service provider. Since, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered that all unregistered (unlinked) SIM cards in Nigeria be blocked as of March 31, 2022.
However, if you have not yet linked your NIN to your Airtel number, it will be disabled. So, this means you won’t be able to use that SIM card to make phone calls until it’s connected. But, you can receive calls and also send SMS’.
If you would like to link your NIN to your Airtel line, you are in luck because you will discover all you need to know in this article. Therefore, continue reading to find out how to link your NIN to your Airtel SIM.
Those who have yet to enroll for their NIN can do so at any NIMC Enrolment Centre. you can also do this at your favorite telecom center.
How to Retrieve Your NIN on Airtel
1.If you have already registered but have forgotten your NIN, dial *346#.
2,Then Enter 1
3.Once done your NIN will be displayed on your mobile instantly.
How to Link via Airtel NIN USSD Code
Follow the steps below to link your NIN to your Airtel phone number:
Dial *996# on the Airtel line you want to connect to.
Send “NIN Capture” by typing “1.”
Send your 11-digit NIN number.
Now, wait for the confirmation message to arrive. Then, if you receive an error, simply wait a few moments and try again.
How to Link via Airtel NIN Portal/Online
1.Go to airtel.com.ng/nin/.
2.Then enter your Airtel number, whether it’s a mobile phone, a MiFi, a router, or an ODU.
3.Then, click Proceed, and last, confirm the OTP code link NIN to airtel.
4.Then Insert your National Identification Number and complete the form.
Link via NIMC MobileID App
If you’ve tried the techniques above and still don’t get a positive result, try the NIMC MobileID App.
1.Download the NIMC MobileID app from the Apple Store or Google Play (for Android users) (For iPhone users)
2.Open the app. You will be asked to input your NIN and mobile phone number. Fill in the necessary information, and an OTP will be sent to the verified number.
Make a 6-digit Password/PIN. Choose something simply because you’ll need the PIN to access your NIMC mobile app dashboard every time.
3.Tap on the LINK MY NUMBERS options on the NIMC MobileID dashboard to add and also Verify your phone numbers
4.Enter your Airtel phone number. Then, you will receive an OTP on your phone number, which you will use to verify.
5.Your Airtel SIM will be linked to your NIN after the number has been verified.
6.You may link up to 7 phone numbers with the NIMC MobileID app; however, each time you want to add a new number, you must submit an OTP.
NIN Shortcodes for GLO MTN and 9mobile
There you have it! You can now connect or unlock your Airtel SIM card using the methods described above.