Easily check your Sim card registration status online. Find out if your sim card or line is registered or not. Find the registration information to see if the existing data is correct or not.
The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) announced that all registered SIM cards should be re-registered afresh. This directive is aimed at curbing the increasing cybercrimes and online financial frauds.
Sim Card Registration Status Check
Initially, SIM card users were required to take a photograph and provide personal detail during re-registration, but the directive caused an uproar among Kenyans. The authority has clarified that photographs are not mandatory during re-registration.
The CA (communication Authority of Kenya) is an authority established in 1999 by a 1998 information and communication; it is mandated to regulate the Kenyan ICT industry. The following are the responsibilities of the authority:
- Licensing systems and services including; postal, telecommunications, courier, and broadcasting.
- Managing Kenya’s numbering resources and frequency spectrum
- Facilitating the development as well as management of Kenya’s cyber security framework.
- Facilitating the steady development of the country’s e-commerce.
- Approving and accepting approved communications equipment meant to be used in the country.
- Protecting consumer rights country-wide.
- Managing rising competition within the communication sector to ensure there is a fair level of playing ground for everyone.
- Regulating wholesale and retail tariffs in the communications industry.
- Managing the laid out universal access to communications services by everyone in Kenya.
It works closely with the following international affiliated bodies
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO)
- African Telecommunications Union (ATU)
- Universal Postal Union (UPU)
- Pan African Postal Union (PAPU)
- African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)
How to check if your Safaricom line is registered
If you are a Safaricom subscriber, you will have two options to check whether your SIM card is registered.
- Using your phone, USSD codes
- Checking online
Let’s begin with the USSD method.
- Go to your mobile device and dial *106#
- You will get a prompt with several options. Enter option one and check your registration status.
- You will then receive a text message indicating whether your SIM card is registered or not.
If you prefer to use the second method, make sure you have the following
- A computer
- Stable internet connection
- Enter your phone number, agree to the terms and conditions and click next
- Enter the OTP (One Time Password) sent to your phone and click “Verify and proceed”
- A notification will appear showing the SIM cards registered using your ID
Airtel Sim Registration Status Check Online
For Airtel, follow the following process, which is similar to the one used for Safaricom SIM card holders.
- Dial *106#
- Select your Identification type (National ID, passport, Alien ID)
- Enter your ID/Passport number
- You will receive a confirmation message on your phone showing all the SIM cards registered using your identification document.
If you get a message that your SIM card is not registered, you will have to visit the nearest customer service Centre with the following documents.
- An original National Identity card (ID) or any identification document used in the registration of the current SIM card
- Your signature (A customer care representative will show you where to sign)
To avoid being locked out of your SIM card, update your details as fast as possible because cons are on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting subscribers. Make sure you are on the safer side. Reply in the comment section if you are having any challenges or whether you have fallen prey to this SIM card swap cons.