What are the MTN RICA requirements? MTN South Africa is the largest mobile network in the country. A lot of people have been moving to the network over the past few years. If you are just making your move, you will have gotten a new MTN SIM card. Before it can start working, your new SIM needs to be RICAed. That’s in line with requirements by the South African government for all SIM cards to be registered. But what documents do you need in order to RICA an MTN SIM card?
Documents required to RICA an MTN SIM card
The following are the MTN South Africa RICA requirements;
- You South African ID card. This can be in the form of an ID card, a temporary ID or a passport. If you are a foreign national, you can RICA your MTN SIM using your passport.
- Proof of residence. You can bring an electricity bill, a utility bill or a levy statement.
Where can you RICA your MTN SIM?
Those are the MTN RICA requirements. Unlike other networks, MTN does not allow people to RICA their SIM cards online. According to the company, you need to do it instore to confirm your identity.
It’s advisable to RICA your MTN SIM card in the same store at the time of buying. There is no point in buying a SIM today and then going back later to RICA it.
Almost all the stores that sell MTN starter packs have facilities for registrations. You can also register your MTN SIM at your nearest MTN store.
You may also want to know how to activate an MTN SIM card.
Will I have to pay anything?
So far we have given you a list of the documents that you need in order to register an MTN SIM card in South Africa. But will you need to pay anything? Well, the good news is that registering an MTN SIM is free. You don’t have to pay anything.
In this article, we gave you the MTN RICA requirements. We noted that all SIM cards in the country need to be registered, in accordance with the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA).
In order to complete the process, there are certain documents that you are going to need. With MTN, you can only RICA your SIM instore. There is not facility for doing it online.
If you have queries, please leave them on our Forum. You may also wish to test your MTN internet speed. It’s always good to know what the performance of your internet is. That way, you will be able to tell whether or not your provider is giving you the kind of speeds that you paid for.