Are you an Airtel subscriber in Nigeria, and you haven’t linked your National Identification Number (NIN) to your Airtel SIM card yet? Then you’re in the right place. To avoid disconnection, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has mandated all telecom subscribers to link their NIN to their SIM cards.
If you need help with how to go about it, don’t worry, this article will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to link NIN to your Airtel number. So, let’s dive in and get started.
How to Link NIN to Airtel via SMS
To link your NIN to your Airtel SIM via SMS, send “NIN” followed by your 11-digit NIN number to 121. For example, if your NIN is 12345678903, you will send “NIN 12345678903” to 121¹.
Alternatively, you can send “START” as a message to 121 and wait for a reply. Follow the prompt to link your NIN to your Airtel number.
How to Link NIN to Airtel Line Using USSD Code
To Link your NIN via USSD Code, follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Dial *121#, then select the option to generate VNIN.
Step 2: Once you’ve generated the VNIN, redial the short code and select the option to submit VNIN.
Step 3: Submit the 16-Digit VNIN and wait for confirmation that your NIN has been successfully linked to your Airtel number.
How to Link NIN to Airtel Online
To link your NIN to your Airtel SIM card online, follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit https://www.airtel.com.ng/nin/
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Step 2: Enter your Airtel number (from either ‘8’ or ‘9’ leaving out the first ‘0’) and tap on ‘SEND OTP’
Step 3: Enter your email address/Alternate number and click on Proceed then enter the OTP sent to your Airtel number and tap on confirm.
Step 4: Enter NIN and confirm. Then wait for a confirmation message that the NIN linking is successful.
How to Link NIN to Airtel After Being Blocked
To link your NIN to your Airtel number after being blocked, use the USSD code *121*1# and follow the on-screen prompt to complete the linking. Also, you can link your NIN to your Airtel SIM card via the Airtel NIN portal. To do this, go to the Airtel NIN portal via https://airtel.com.ng/NIN/ and enter your 11-digit Airtel phone number. Click “Proceed,” and an OTP code will be sent to your link for confirmation. Enter the OTP code into the required space.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is the Code for Airtel Link?
The code for linking NIN to your Airtel number is ‘121’. You either dial *121*1# or send an SMS containing your NIN to 121 to connect your NIN to your Airtel number.
How Can I Check My Airtel NIN Status?
To check your NIN status on Airtel SIM cards, Go to the call app on your mobile phone and dial *346#. After dialing the code, several options will be displayed on your screen. Select “NIN retrieval” from the displayed options by typing 1, and your NIN will be displayed on your screen.
To check if your NIN has been successfully linked to your Airtel number, dial *121# and select the option for ‘NIN Status’, then wait for a message to confirm whether your NIN has been linked.
How Can I Link My NIN to My Airtel SIM?
Choose any of the above options to link your NIN to your Airtel SIM using the USSD Code, SMS, or the online portal.
Linking your National Identification Number (NIN) to your Airtel SIM card is mandatory to avoid disconnection. This article has provided a comprehensive guide on how to link NIN to your Airtel number via SMS, USSD code, or the online portal.
Don’t wait until it’s too late; ensure that you link your NIN to your Airtel SIM today!