Bangladeshi users will now be granted to use a maximum of 15 SIM cards with his/her national identity (NID) card. BTRC will shut down the numbers randomly after 31 December, if anyone found using more than 15 SIM cards with one NID. So customers have to deactivate the extra sim registered by their NID.
Dial *16001# and then write last four digits of the ID number in reply OR
Send SMS to 16001 writing last four digits of the NID number.
Old News: Biometric Sim registration was completed a few days ago. A lot of sims was not registered. They are closed by the authority. According to the BTRC 20 SIM can be registered by a single NID number. I have total 5 sims registered with my NID number. 1 GP, 2 Banglalink, and 2 Teletalk. The closed sim can be reopened by biometric registration. You can check your biometric sim registration information with the national identification number. Do you know How many SIM Verified with your NID? This question will be answered with a simple task.
Biometric verification is a process of verifying customer NID information through the date of birth and fingerprint with election commission database. Before purchasing new SIM customer needs to provide a valid copy of NID, date of birth and fingerprint through a device at retailer’s end. If the information is verified with election commission database customer will be eligible to purchase the new SIM.
Check Total number of SIM registration Under Your National ID Card
Grameenphone: Write Info in the Message option and Send the Message to 4949 to Check how many Grameen Phone SIM Registered under your National ID Card.
Robi: Dial *1600*3# from your Robi Number to Check how many ROBI SIM Registered under your National ID Card.
Banglalink: Dial *1600*2# from your BL Number to Check how many SIM Registered under your National ID Card.
Teletalk: Teletalk has no such type of system for checking how many sims are registered by my NID.
Airtel: Dial *121*4444# From your Airtel Number to Check how many AIRTEL SIM Registered under your National ID Card.
There is no such way to check how many SIM registered using your national ID card. Because it would be easy for anyone to check others personal information.
How to Reactivate your SIM Connection?
Well, Take these below things to any nearest SIM Biometric point and reactivate your SIM easily.
- Deactivated SIM
- One copy Photo
- National ID copy
How to Buy New SIM ?
Before buying a new sim you must show Valid NID, a copy of photo and physical presence of the owner of the valid NID. If you dont have NID, you can buy New SIM with providing valid passport, driving license and gun license.
If you send a SMS to 4949 with only NID number used during biometric new SIM sale he/she will get reply about the status.
In case of valid NID reply SMS from GP: You are already registered.
In case of invalid NID or not biometrically registered reply SMS from GP: NID not matched.