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How to check if current SIM is registered on your name?

As per the rule, it is illegal to use SIM card registered in other’s name. NTA had also asked people to use a SIM card that is registered on your own name. The reason being the Government to use the mobile number as identification on the upcoming Nagarik Adhikar app. They also want to prevent the use of someone else’s SIM card for criminal activities. So, people have been searching for ways to find out if the current SIM that they are using is under their own name, without going to the telco’s customer center. This post we are providing the method to check the registration name for SIM card/mobile number that you are using. Also, find the process to transfer Ntc and Ncell SIM ownership under your own name if you have been using it from some time.

NTA was also developing the process to apply the e-KYC system for SIM card registration. With which, they are going to limit the number of SIM card to register on one name. As known, they will use digital information like fingerprint or retina for the SIM card registration. But it seems like it will take more time to implement the e-KYC system.

SIM card

Nowadays it is very convenient to get the SIM card, from the local shops, stationaries. But 10 years back, it was quite different. People had to wait for months, queue in lines even in the night time to get the SIM card. As it was harder to get the SIM card, people were bound to buy it at a high price, from the third person. Those SIM cards were registered on other’s name, someone they don’t even know. But others get it on the name of their family, relatives or even friends.

Let’s find the process on how to check the SIM card owner name for both Ntc and Ncell number.

NTC SIM card name check


To check the registered name for Ntc SIM card/mobile number,

  • To check the registered name by USSD, you need to dial *922#.
  • Then your will get the display notification of SIM registered name.
  • BY SMS, you need to send a message “scode” to 1415.
  • then you will get the name for whom the SIM card was registered along with the reset of the security code.

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Here is the message reply that you get with the Scode query. First, it will let you know that the password or security code will reset. Then it will send “Dear …, the password reset has completed according to your request. Your new password is ….. If you need further support, please contact customer service staffs”.

How to change the SIM card name in Ntc?

If you find above that the SIM card/mobile number that you are using is not registered on your name or its incorrect, you need

  • to Visit Ntc office to change the SIM ownership with your valid issued by Government like the Citizenship, Passport or Driving license.
  • For postpaid, you need to have the Citizenship copy of the original owner.
  • It is quite random in case of Prepaid which differs from the different counters. Some Ntc staffs demand the owner’s ID strictly while others do it without such ID.

ALSO READ: Prepaid Vs Postpaid, which one to choose?

Ncell SIM card name check

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To check the name for Ncell SIM card/mobile number, you need

  • to dial *9966# which will tell the name of the registration for that SIM.
  • You can also press whether the name displayed is correct or incorrect.

Ncell customers can also check the SIM card name from their Ncell app. If you do not have the app, then download the app and log in to check the owner name.

How to change the SIM card registration name in Ncell?

If you find the registered name is not on your name or incorrect, Ncell tells to visit nearest Ncell center with valid Government IDs (Citizenship, Passport or Driving license) to register in your name. If you provide the proof of using SIM card from more than two months period, then Ncell staffs do the SIM ownership transfer easily.

Hope the above method helps you to find the name of the SIM card owner and change it to your own name if you have been using it from some time. Tell us what do you think of the process to check the SIM card owner and the ownership transfer in the comment below.

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