After the order from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) all SIM that have previously been issued to mobile users must be re-verified via biometric sim verification system. All unverified sim will be blocked after extended date of 14 april 2015.
To make sure whether or not you sim have been successfully verified biometrically or not follow the steps below
Check the number of SIMs issued:
Before you go to check about the status of sim reverification. You should know how many sims have been issued against your CNIC. This can be done by two ways
- Check online via http://cnic.sims.pk/
- Check via SMS, write CNIC number without dashes and send it to 668.
After you have checked the number of sims issued, its time for re-verification of SIM that you are using currently and block all those sims that you don’t own.
Check Biometric Verification Status:
Many users have complaint that they have verified biometrically and even they have also told via message that they are verified yet after sometime their SIM gets unverified status.
Now when you have successfully verified by biometric SIM verification system then you probably want to make sure that its verified permanently so follow individual guidelines for checking your respective sim
Good news here is that these services are free of cost and instead some companies are providing rewards too on SIM reverification like Zong
Check Mobilink SIM Verification Status:
Mobilink customers can check the status of their respective sim that have been successfully biometrically verified by following procedure
- Write CNIC number in SMS and send it to 6001
You will be told via SMS that whether or not your sim is biometrically verified.
Check Telenor SIM Verification Status:
Telenor customers can check the status of their sim that have been biometrically verified by following procedure
- Send a Blank SMS to 7751
You will be notified via sms about the SIM in use or from which the sms have been sent that whether or not its biometrically verified or not.
Check Ufone SIM Verification Status:
Ufone customers can check the status of their SIM that have been verified biometrically by following procedure
- Dial USSD code *336*1#
You will be notified instantly via pop up message about verification status of SIM
Check Warid SIM Verification Status:
Warid customers can check the status of their SIM that have been verified biometrically by following procedure
- Send SMS writing CNIC number to 789
You will be notified via SMS about verification status of SIM
Check Zong SIM Verification Status:
Zong customers can check the status of their SIM that have verified biometrically by following procedure
- Send SMS writing V to 7911 (verified sims)
- Send SMS writing U to 7911 (unverified sims)
Yes there is also an alternative method for all sims networks. Simply dial helpline number of respective network and talk to customer care representative and ask him whether or not your sim is verified biometrically.
- For Mobilink, Dial 111
- For Telenor, Dial 345
- For Ufone, Dial 333
- For Warid, Dial 321
- For Zong, Dial 310
They will tell with details about the verification status of your respective sim.