How To Check If Your SIM Is Registered – MTN, Airtel, Etisalat, Glo

These are steps to follow to check if your MTN, Airtel, Etisalat or Glo SIM card has been registered officially by your Network. It can be frustrating registering with this road-side kiosks claiming to register every SIM from every network. I’ve been a victim before and I couldn’t go back to them to confront them when I hadn’t got a proof that it has not been registered. After some digging anyway, I got the solution to check if your SIM has been registered and recognised by your network.

Some networks like Glo and Etisalat (in my case) do sent message from time to time to remind me to register my SIM card before I finally did. I don’t know if they still do that though. If they still do, it would be easy to tell after 24 hours of registering your SIM and you still get messages from them. You don’t have to wait for this anyway with the tips I’m going to give you here!

How to check if your MTN is Registered

Send REG as a message to 789. After sending the text to 789 with your MTN SIM card, you will get a reply confirming that you have been registered if it was actually registered, otherwise, you get a “not registered” message.

If your sim have been registered, you will get a service message saying:

2348031231565 has been registered. Thank you!

2348031231565 is your phone number!


How to check if your Airtel SIM card has been Registered

The only way to check if your Airtel SIM card has been registered as at the time of writing this post is by calling 111 on your phone or by sending an email to

How to check if your Etisalat SIM has been Registered

For Etisalat, you can verify your SIM card registration status by calling 200 or sending an email to

How to Check if your Glo SIM is Registered

Send REG to 3456 as a message. If your line has been registered, you’ll receive a message that looks like the one below:

Your SIMCARD +2348071111111 has been registered. Thank You!


1 Comment

  • Reply June 29, 2013


    Thanks for this great piece of info it has really helped me.. Thumbs up

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