How To Activate a New MTN Contract SIM Card

How To Activate a New MTN Contract SIM Card

What is Contract SIM Card?

A Pay monthly SIM only contract is a monthly contract with a set number of minutes, texts and data. They normally range from 30 days to 24 months, and often include unlimited minutes and texts.

How To Activate a New MTN Contract SIM Card

MTN SIMs need to be activated individually and by inserting the SIM in a handheld device. (SIMs ordered by us are shipped activated by default.) Activate a MTN SIM by dialing *141# until you receive a SMS confirmation message.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my MTN contract SIM not working?

First, ensure that the SIM card is inserted correctly into your device. If the issue persists, try restarting your device. If the problem continues, contact MTN customer service for assistance. They will guide you through the troubleshooting process.

How long does it take for MTN contract SIM card to activate?

Once you’ve completed all the steps, your Self-RICA application will be reviewed; if all the information is correct, your SIM card validated within 24 hours.

How does a contract SIM card work?

What does it include? SIM-only is a type of monthly contract offered by a provider where you only pay for the minutes, texts, and data you use on the SIM-card. Normally the SIM itself is free and you do not receive a phone – which is why it’s called ‘SIM-only’.

How do I check my MTN contract?

Welcome to MyContract – your online self-service portal where you can access and manage your MTN contract (post-paid) accounts. Here you’ll be able to view and manage your spending easily with our handy bill and usage monitoring tools – for your convenience they’re available 24/7.

Can I use my contract SIM card in another phone?

If the new phone is compatible with the same carrier network and the SIM card is active, you should be able to make and receive calls and texts. You can also use data services if your SIM card has an active data plan.

Do contract SIM cards expire?

Your account will remain open if you use your SIM card for a chargeable activity within a certain period. However, your Pay as You Go credit may expire if you don’t use it for such an activity.

How do I convert my MTN contract to prepaid?

Go to MTN, request a settlement amount, pay amount, sign Port / sim swap form to Prepaid, RICA new / existing Sim again, wait 24 Hours to be moved over to Prepaid, have patience.

What happens to SIM card when contract ends?

This is because your current SIM card will be tied to your old contract. It may no longer work once the contract has ended, or you could end up paying the same amount each month even though you’re no longer tied in, missing an opportunity to save money.

What happens after a 1 month SIM contract?

And compared with pay-as-you-go SIMs, you won’t have to worry about topping up with a 30-day SIM plan. At the end of each month your contract automatically extends (or ‘rolls over’) for another month, unless you explicitly inform your network that you’d like to cancel.

Can I transfer MTN contract data?

MTN offers its customers the ability to transfer data from one MTN SIM card to another. This service is available to all MTN prepaid and contract customers. To transfer data on MTN, you need to follow these simple steps: Step 1: Dial *136*5# on your MTN SIM card to activate your data transfer privilege.