One of our blog subscribers mailed us, asking how to change MTN sim to Etisalat and we’ve decided to share the process with you. This change has been possible since Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was launched in Nigeria in 2013.
MNP enables a subscriber move from his service provider (donor) to another (recipient) without losing the number he/she already uses (eg change from MTN to Etisalat without losing his/her MTN number).
How To Port In To Etisalat from MTN
Changing from MTN to Etisalat means you want to “port out” of MTN and “port in” to Etisalat. The “porting” process is simple and after switching to Etisalat, you will still retain your MTN number.
To get started, Just follow through the steps below:
==> Visit any etisalat experience center
==> Present a valid form of ID & Fill out a port form
==> Send a text with ‘PORT’ to 3232
==> Keep using your phone while wait to receive an SMS confirming your port request has gone through
==> Change your SIM card to the new one you will receive (not to worry, your number is still the same
Switching your line to Etisalat will happen within 24hours and you can keep using your phone while you wait for the switch to go through.
I hope this helps.
Kindly note that same process applies if changing from Etisalat to MTN or any other network.
Happy Porting! 🙂