Guide to Verifying Simcard Registration in Uganda

On March 5, 2012, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) launched a simcard registration exercise see my coverage at On February 28, 2013, all un-registered simcards will be switched off by the telecom providers so there is a concerted push to register the simcards. Estimates put registration at about 50%, but that number is to be put to the test at the end of the month.

This simple guide is to enable you to check for your registration (operators in alphabetical order)

  1. Airtel – *205#
    • Response – SMS Message from KYC with text “Dear NAMES 075XXXXXXX,your Airtel Simcard has been sucessfully registered. You can now also send and receive Airtel Money”
  2. MTN  – *140*3*2*1# and *197#
    • Thank you NAMES your simcard is registered…
  3. Orange Uganda – *197#
    • Response -You have successfully registered 079xxxxxxx in the names of NAMES
  4. Smile Telecom – not offering mobile cellular services, all Internet customers are registered on signup
  5. Uganda Telecom – *123#
    • Response – Dear NAMES, your number 071XXXXXXX is now fully registered with Uganda Telecom. It’s all about you. Proudly Ugandan. Your profile is: PROFILENAME
  6. Warid Telecom –  *100*7#
    • Registered Response – SMS message from WeCare with text  “Your SIM Card is Registered with Warid Telecom

UPDATE: I have just been informed that dialing *197# can be used to check the registration status for any simcard (Thanks to alwangac via I-Network)
UPDATE 2: MTN simcard registration check is now functional

Did I miss anything or did this post help you, let me know

26 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joan on February 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Steve. May God bless your kind, helping heart.


  2. This is it, you are smart up there! Indeed indepth solutions for community solutions.


  3. Posted by Justus on February 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    This is a wonderful post, saved me lots of head scratching.


  4. Posted by Job katana on February 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    How can I register my Phn on line


  5. when i check on my mtn the reply is Thank you, names your sim card registration is still pending wait for the verification message.


  6. I’ld Like to register my warid number through internet


  7. Posted by aminah on October 27, 2013 at 5:18 am

    How do i check for simcard registration online,?


  8. Posted by Henry on November 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I did like to register my warid number thru de net


  9. pliz register ma number 0705332187


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