Bangladesh has adopted the Biometric SIM card registration method as a measure for minimizing criminal activities using unidentified and fake SIM cards. However, more than one SIM card can be registered under one NID number. Individuals can be worried about whether his/her SIM card was registered or not. This article will introduce how to do a SIM card registration check. Let’s explore the different options.
How many SIM cards can I register under my name/NID?
According to the Bangladesh government Policy, you can register up to 15 SIM cards under 1 name/NID number. So you have to carefully utilize the number of SIM card registration benefits.
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How to perform a SIM card registration check?
Every existing public and private telecom companies have introduced a method to perform SIM card registration for respective NID numbers. Here are the methods for each operator –
There’s a unanimous code for all operators to check SIM card registration. Dial *16001#, then a pop-up will appear on the screen. Enter the last 4 digits of the NID. Press enter and next you’ll receive a message containing the list of phone numbers that are registered under the NID.
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Robi Sim Registration Check Online
Robi: For Robi users, dial *1600*3# on a registered SIM under their name. A list of phone numbers registered under that user will appear. See: Robi Internet Offer
Grameenphone Biometric Registration Check
Grameenphone: If you’re a Grameenphone user, check how many numbers are registered under your name by sending an SMS to 4949 with the text ‘Info’. If you want to check for another person, type “Reg 17 digit NID Number” and send it to 4949 for the SIM card registration check. See: GP Internet Offer
Airtel Sim Registration Check Online
Airtel: Dial *121*4444# to check registered phone numbers under your name. If you want to check for a different person, use the unanimous code. See: Airtel All Internet Packs
Banglalink Sim Registration Check Online
Banglalink: If you’re a Banglalink SIM user, the USSD code to check registered phone numbers under your name and NID card is *1600*2#’. There is no specified USSD code to check for different NID cards designated by Banglalink. You can use the unanimous the code to perform the SIM check.Banglalink Internet Offers
TeleTalk Sim Registration Check Online
TeleTalk: For Teletalk users, you can check the SIM numbers registered under your name by typing ‘info’ and send an SMS to 1600. Teletalk Internet Offer
What if there are unknown numbers registered under my NID number?
After you perform your SIM card registration check and find out one or more unidentified phone numbers that you did not register yourself or you may have lost the SIM card, report to your operator’s customer care service as soon as possible. They will remove the SIM numbers from your name and NID card. If you delay this matter, there is a fear of you being victimized in case someone commits crimes using your SIM card.
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Check Total SIM(s) with all numbers
Dial *16001# then reply with Last 4 Digit of ID (NID/Passport/Dribing License etc) or Type Last 4 Digit of ID (NID/Passport/Dribing License etc) and send to 16001
Biometric SIM registration has been introduced to prevent people from committing fraudulent activities and help track the users in case of emergencies. You should perform a SIM card registration check on a regular basis to see if any unknown phone numbers registered under your name. Always be extra careful regarding your IT possessions and stay safe.