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Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 5:50am On Aug 11, 2018
TechCapon



If you have already upgraded your Airtel sim card to 4G this information is not for you but if you’re yet to go for your sim upgrade, I just want to share a little information with you based on my own observations while upgrading my sim at Airtel office. I went for my airtel sim upgrade and I noticed that the staff always insist that everyone drops that old 3G sim with them after performing the sim swap. They give you the new 4G sim and collect the 3G sim from the customers, now this seems normal to almost all the customers in the office except me. I wondered what they were going to do with the old sims after collecting them from customers.



Most of the customers don’t even bother to backup and erase their contacts from the sim before handing it over to the staff or anyone doing the upgrade. Most of the Airtel 4G upgrade are done by the roadside vendors are call centers and the sim can fall into the wrong hands. It’s true that the old sim gets deactivated and the new one gets activated but that doesn’t mean you cannot see your contacts if you put the sim in another phone. We should all be security conscious at all time because I know that many people store their BVN and other sensitive information in their sim memory. I’m not saying the Airtel staff are careless or anything like that but the fact remains that they intend to either destroy those sims or recycle them therefore it is important that all your data is COMPLETELY BACKED-UP AND WIPED OFF from the sim card before handing it over to them. No need to place 100% trust in anyone (Staff or not) and say my details are safe with them, play your own role and protect yourself from telling stories that touch. Thanks.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/important-information-for-those-upgrading-their-airtel-sim-to-4g-lte/

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by OneCorner: 7:14am On Aug 11, 2018
Izzit ur Sim? Aproko grin

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Naijawebmaster: 9:24am On Aug 11, 2018
OneCorner:
Izzit ur Sim? Aproko grin

Someone gave a useful advice and you're spewing trash! sad

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Nobody: 2:45pm On Aug 11, 2018
Nice tips bro..

But mtn network is second to none.

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Darkseid(m): 3:04pm On Aug 11, 2018
TinubuToto2:
once your line is deactivated
if you put it in another phone it'll be writing sim registration failed with that it's as good as insert sim
be guided

be informed
Don't be an ignoramus man; you can still access every information stored on the SIM card. The only thing that stops working is network services.

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by wiseone28: 6:41pm On Aug 11, 2018
*Yet to upgrade but since there is no 4G yet in Valhala no problem*

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 7:49pm On Aug 11, 2018
Darkseid:
Don't be an ignoramus man; you can still access every information stored on the SIM card. The only thing that stops working is network services.
exactly

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Evansjj(m): 10:04pm On Aug 11, 2018
op is it really a 4G LTE SIM or is just normal 3.75G SIM?

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 10:08pm On Aug 11, 2018
Evansjj:
op is it really a 4G LTE SIM or is just normal 3.75G SIM?
it's a 4G Sim but it switches to 3G automatically when the network is bad or in areas where you don't have 4G

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Evansjj(m): 8:21am On Aug 12, 2018
TechCapon:
it's a 4G Sim but it switches to 3G automatically when the network is bad or in areas where you don't have 4G
do u think there is 4G network in port Harcourt
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by madgoat(m): 9:20am On Aug 12, 2018
Naijawebmaster:


Someone gave a useful advice and you're spewing trash! sad

Whats useful about it angry
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 9:29am On Aug 12, 2018
Evansjj:
do u think there is 4G network in port Harcourt
yeah. I use 4G and I'm in Port Harcourt. Ntel 4G is just messed up but Airtel is fast but drains so fast.

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Rilwayne001: 9:34am On Aug 12, 2018
TechCapon:
yeah. I use 4G and I'm in Port Harcourt. Ntel 4G is just messed up but Airtel is fast but drains so fast.
This is what I hate to see.

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Evansjj(m): 10:22am On Aug 12, 2018
TechCapon:
yeah. I use 4G and I'm in Port Harcourt. Ntel 4G is just messed up but Airtel is fast but drains so fast.
lol.. dat ntel 4G is just like mtn 2G network
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 10:31am On Aug 12, 2018
Rilwayne001:
This is what I hate to see.
very true. Airtel do it on purpose. That's what I think
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 10:34am On Aug 12, 2018
Evansjj:
lol.. dat ntel 4G is just like mtn 2G network
right now it's even worse than 2G. I subscribed 3 days ago and couldn't browse. I went to their office at garrison only to find all the customers complaining about the same thing. They just collect your money, write your name in a book and tell you to go home. Terrible

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Evansjj(m): 12:19pm On Aug 12, 2018
TechCapon:
right now it's even worse than 2G. I subscribed 3 days ago and couldn't browse. I went to their office at garrison only to find all the customers complaining about the same thing. They just collect your money, write your name in a book and tell you to go home. Terrible
am experiencing same with my ntel SIM ... does Airtel have 4G data plan?

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 12:43pm On Aug 12, 2018
Evansjj:
am experiencing same with my ntel SIM ... does Airtel have 4G data plan?
I'm not sure. I'll confirm.
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by pointstores(m): 7:31am On Aug 13, 2018
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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Sanchez01: 7:37am On Aug 13, 2018
TechCapon:
TechCapon



If you have already upgraded your Airtel sim card to 4G this information is not for you but if you’re yet to go for your sim upgrade, I just want to share a little information with you based on my own observations while upgrading my sim at Airtel office. I went for my airtel sim upgrade and I noticed that the staff always insist that everyone drops that old 3G sim with them after performing the sim swap. They give you the new 4G sim and collect the 3G sim from the customers, now this seems normal to almost all the customers in the office except me. I wondered what they were going to do with the old sims after collecting them from customers.



Most of the customers don’t even bother to backup and erase their contacts from the sim before handing it over to the staff or anyone doing the upgrade. Most of the Airtel 4G upgrade are done by the roadside vendors are call centers and the sim can fall into the wrong hands. It’s true that the old sim gets deactivated and the new one gets activated but that doesn’t mean you cannot see your contacts if you put the sim in another phone. We should all be security conscious at all time because I know that many people store their BVN and other sensitive information in their sim memory. I’m not saying the Airtel staff are careless or anything like that but the fact remains that they intend to either destroy those sims or recycle them therefore it is important that all your data is COMPLETELY BACKED-UP AND WIPED OFF from the sim card before handing it over to them. No need to place 100% trust in anyone (Staff or not) and say my details are safe with them, play your own role and protect yourself from telling stories that touch. Thanks.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/important-information-for-those-upgrading-their-airtel-sim-to-4g-lte/

lalasticlala
mynd44
dominique
When you swap an Airtel line, you do so primarily, using the serial '89234...'. When a line is swapped. The serial changes and the old line dies.
It cannot be revived.
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by frozen70(f): 7:39am On Aug 13, 2018
TechCapon:
TechCapon



If you have already upgraded your Airtel sim card to 4G this information is not for you but if you’re yet to go for your sim upgrade, I just want to share a little information with you based on my own observations while upgrading my sim at Airtel office. I went for my airtel sim upgrade and I noticed that the staff always insist that everyone drops that old 3G sim with them after performing the sim swap. They give you the new 4G sim and collect the 3G sim from the customers, now this seems normal to almost all the customers in the office except me. I wondered what they were going to do with the old sims after collecting them from customers.



Most of the customers don’t even bother to backup and erase their contacts from the sim before handing it over to the staff or anyone doing the upgrade. Most of the Airtel 4G upgrade are done by the roadside vendors are call centers and the sim can fall into the wrong hands. It’s true that the old sim gets deactivated and the new one gets activated but that doesn’t mean you cannot see your contacts if you put the sim in another phone. We should all be security conscious at all time because I know that many people store their BVN and other sensitive information in their sim memory. I’m not saying the Airtel staff are careless or anything like that but the fact remains that they intend to either destroy those sims or recycle them therefore it is important that all your data is COMPLETELY BACKED-UP AND WIPED OFF from the sim card before handing it over to them. No need to place 100% trust in anyone (Staff or not) and say my details are safe with them, play your own role and protect yourself from telling stories that touch. Thanks.

SOURCE:https://techcapon.com/important-information-for-those-upgrading-their-airtel-sim-to-4g-lte/

lalasticlala
mynd44
dominique

True talk
If they ask you to drop the sim for a swap, after successful swap demand for them to give you your sim, you want to distroy it in their presence and still return it to them immediately
With that you are rest assured that you personally break the sim

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by CalciumB3: 7:40am On Aug 13, 2018
Na so I buy new airtel sim last week and didn't bother to register.. I dialed *746# and I was told that the sim has been registered since 2015. I dialed *500# and I was told that i still have 200# debt to clear.... Wtf.. On a new sim

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by mrkings1999(m): 7:48am On Aug 13, 2018
Op how much is being used to upgrade an airttel sim
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by TechCapon(m): 7:52am On Aug 13, 2018
mrkings1999:
Op how much is being used to upgrade an airttel sim
it's free

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Sike(m): 7:56am On Aug 13, 2018
Great info
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Toosure70: 8:01am On Aug 13, 2018
madgoat:

Whats useful about it angry
Your senses still no correct?

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Toosure70: 8:01am On Aug 13, 2018
madgoat:


Whats useful about it angry
Your senses still no correct? You must be one of the zombies.

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Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by Lanretoye(m): 8:02am On Aug 13, 2018
I don't even know my bvn, the ussd provides it when ever I need it,it's less than N20.
Re: Important Information For Those Upgrading Their Airtel Sim To 4G LTE. by XYZ123: 8:08am On Aug 13, 2018
What will happen if someone knows my BVN?

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