If your SIM got blocked due to not linking it with your NIN, then you need to register for NIN to unluck it. However, in How To Recover My Blocked Sim you put a PIN on your phone to access data on the sim, but you repeatedly enter it incorrectly.
When your SIM gets blocked, you don’t need to worry. You can reset the SIM card by using a personal unlock code, or PUK code gotten from your SIM pack.
In this article, we are going to be discussing how you can unblock your SIM card. Weather Airtel, Mtn, Glo, Or 9mobile.
How to Recover My Blocked Sim – What is PUK code?
A PUK code means a personal unblocking key but sometimes is called a personal unblocking code. It is used in SIM cards to reset a personal identification number that has been lost or forgotten.
Some mobile phone offers the feature of pin protection. Like after switching on the phone, if the PIN security function is active, the user is required to enter a 4–8-digit PIN to unlock the SIM card.
If the wrong PIN is entered 3 times, the SIM card will become locked. It can only be unlocked by entering the PUK code provided by that SIM pack.
Where to Get the PUK Code
A lot of people don’t know where to get the PUK code from. The PUK code can be gotten from the SIM pack. When you purchase a SIM card, it comes in a little package, and the PUK code is always inside that pack.
If you still have your SIM card pack, look for the plastic card that the SIM was snapped out of. The 8-digit PUK code should be printed on the back, together with the SIM PIN code.
How to Retrieve Your MTN PUK Code and Unblock your MTN SIM
For every MTN user that lost touch with their PUK code, follow this step to retrieve back your PUK code:
- Open your phone and dial the MTN customer care line.
- Dial 180, if you are calling directly from an MTN number.
- Or 08031000180, if you are calling from another network within Nigeran, while if it is from outside the country adds +234 to the number.
- Once the customer care answers the call, provide an answer to the question asked to ascertain you are the authorized owner of the locked MTN SIM.
You can also get your PUK through the MyMTN mobile App on the Play Store or App Store.
How to Retrieve Your PUK Code to Unblock Glo SIM Card
If you want to get your Glo PUK code to unblock your SIM, you can dial GLO customer care and speak to them. The following are lines to call:
- Open your smartphone and dial 121 or 200 if you are calling directly from a GLO number.
- Dial 08050020121 if you are calling from another network within Nigeria, while if it is from outside the country, add +234.
The next thing is to get connected with customer care and answer the various questions that would be thrown at you by the GLO Customer care staff. You will be asked if you are the real owner of that SIM to avoid theft.
How to Retrieve PUK Code to Unblock 9mobile
If you have your 9mobile PUK code, no need to retrieve it, but if you don’t quickly dial their customer care lines below:
Dial 200, if you are calling directly from a 9mibile number.
Dial 08090000200, if you are calling from another network within Nigeria. If you are calling from outside Nigeran, add +234.
Once Customer care picks up the call, you will have to answer the question that will be required from you like if you are the real owner of that sim.
How to retrieve your PUK code and Unblock Your Airtel SIM Card
For you to unblock your Airtel SIM, you need to get the PUK code. But if you don’t have access to the PUK code, simply contact Airtel customer care by Dialing 111 from any Airtel phone (it is a free call).
You can also dial 08021500111 if you are calling from another network within Nigeria. While if you are outside Nigeria, you will have to add +234 to the number.
Once you get connected with customer care, you will be asked to provide the affected number, last recharge amount, swap history, and the amount paid for the data bundle for better assistance.