To our Nigerian Visitors, NairaTechs has prepared how you can recover your sim PUK code which is necessary to keep your sim active if you set and have exceeded your lock sim security lock.
It's crucial to keep your phone secure, but it's far more important to keep your SIM secure. If you've never been a victim of mobile theft, a secure SIM card is essential for protecting your phone, data, and, most crucially, your money.
This piece, however, isn't about how to set up PIN lock on your SIM card; rather, it's about how to retrieve your SIM PUK (Personal Unblocking Key).
Your network operator may ban your SIM card for a variety of security reasons, such as regularly entering the erroneous PIN code, or persistently faking/guessing a recharge card PIN, and so on. Network providers may block your SIM card for these and other reasons, which can only be unlocked with a PUK code.
Usually, PUK codes for Sims are available on each sim pack, you will always see it on the small paper and sim box card inside the sim pack.
With NairaTechs help, you will finally have a chance to recover your Sim PUK Code if you've misplaced it. Read through this tutorial and you will get to know how to get your own sim PUK code for all network Sims in Nigeria, namely GLO, Airtel, 9mobile and MTN.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR SIM PUK CODE
Where can you get your SIM's PUK code? The PUK code is normally found on the SIM pack that houses your SIM. These packets include your Personal Unblocking Key, which can be used to reactivate your SIM if it has been locked.
But what if you can't find this pack, or if you've misplaced it or done something with it? How do you get your PUK number back?
HOW TO RECOVER YOUR SIM PUK CODE AND RESET YOU PIN
Because we don't have access to the SIM card, the only and most dependable option is to contact your network operator. They'll guide you through the process by asking you a few questions that will help them conduct the necessary validations before unblocking your SIM for you.
1. TO RETRIEVE GLO SIM PUK CODE
If you intend to get your Glo PUK to unlock your SIM, call the Glo Customer Care numbers listed below:
◾ If you're calling directly from a Glo number, dial 121 or 200.
◾ If you're calling from another Nigerian network, dial 08050020121 or 08050020200.
◾ If calling from outside Nigeria, dial +2348050020121 or +2348050020200.
◾ If you're calling from outside Nigeria, remember to include +234 (Nigeria's dialing code).
Furthermore, offer answers to the different questions posed by the Glo Customer Care personnel; these questions are posed to determine if you are the true owner of the SIM in order to prevent theft.
2. TO RETRIEVE AIRTEL SIM PUK CODE
If you don't have access to your PUK and need help retrieving your blocked SIM card, simply contact Airtel customer service at:
◾ From any Airtel phone, dial 111. (this is a free call).
◾ If you're calling from another Nigerian network, dial 08021500111.
◾ When you're traveling, dial +2348021500111. (this is a paid call). Airtel offers customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Then, for better assistance, supply the affected number, the most recent recharge amount, swap history (within the previous 12 months), and the amount spent for data/social bundle.
3. TO RETRIEVE 9MOBILE SIM PUK CODE
If you require your 9mobile PUK to unlock your SIM, call the 9mobile Customer Care numbers listed below:
◾ If you're calling directly from a 9mobile number, dial 200.
◾ If you're calling from another Nigerian network, dial 08090000200.
◾ If you're calling from outside Nigeria, dial +2348090000200. If you're calling from outside Nigeria, remember to include +234 (Nigeria's dialing code).
Then, to avoid theft, provide answers to the various questions posed by 9mobile Customer Care personnel. These questions are designed to determine if you are the true owner of that SIM.
4. TO RETRIEVE MTN SIM PUK CODE
If you have an MTN line and need to recover your SIM PUK, phone one of the following MTN Customer Care numbers, depending on your preference:
◾ If you're phoning directly from an MTN number, dial 180.
◾ If you're calling from another Nigerian network, dial 08031000180.
◾ If you're calling from outside Nigeria, dial +2348031000180. If you're calling from outside Nigeria, remember to include +234 (Nigeria's dialing code).
After that, simply answer the customer service representative's questions to prove you're the authorized owner of the locked MTN SIM.
ANOTHER EASY OPTION TO GET MTN SIM PUK CODE
MTN customers can also access their PUK via the MyMTN mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS. This app has a number of features and functions that allow users to manage their MTN tariffs, data bundles, profiles, and other things.
To use this app, you must first give it access to your device. After that, an OTP will be sent to your MTN number for verification, and you will be able to locate your MTN SIM PUK number.
To get the MyMTN mobile app for Android and iOS devices, simply click the download button below.
In Conclusion, The methods listed above are the recognized ways to get PUK on Nigeria's major networks. Anything other than these methods is unlawful, and it's generally not a good idea to use them. You should also be aware that you can contact these network providers via social media; nevertheless, you can choose which option is most convenient for you.
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