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MTN Backup, How To Backup SMS, Contacts



MTN Backup is simply a service by by MTN to afford her customers keep both phone and SIM contacts safe on a prepared secure MTN online account. I will  talk about MTN backup, how to backup SMS and contacts.

It enables subscribed customers to save both the contacts on their SIM as well as those on the phone.

MTN backup

Here, subscriber is able to backup up to 200 contacts on the SIM and up to 5000 contacts on the mobile phone.

Also, there is automatic back up every two weeks. This based on the believe that you would have add more contacts in two weeks.

That means, if anything happens to your phone or SIM such as robbery, theft or damage, one can get the contacts restored.

There are two ways that you can register for this service.

Go to SMS menu and create an SMS containing “Start” then send it to 307.

Alteenatively, you may simply navigate to the SIM Menu on your phone and then to “MTN Service”. You will see MTN Backup. This service is available on 128k MTN SIM.

How To Access Your Back Up Contacts.

You can access the self-care interface the backed up contacts to be able to view it via the internet by logging on to MTN website.

Then, you will be required to login with your received login information which you received by SMS.

But If you didn’t receive an SMS with your login details. Then you may access through the Self-Care interface either clicking on “Don’t have an account yet” and then follow through instructions to create one or by clicking on “Forgot your Password”



How Muchill This Service Cost?

ideal to ask and here is the answer. You pay N100 at the signing up stage to begin using the service while you are subsequently charged N50 biweekly as it back up your contacts every two weeks. This biweekly cost applies irrespective of the number of contacts it back up.

How To Stop This Service

In a situation where you no longer want the service anymore due to reasons best known to you, you may simply stop the service by unsubscribing from it.

Send an SMS containing “UNSUB” to 307 or send “STOP” to 307. Either of the two texts will put on an end to the subscription as far as your line is concerned on MTN Back up service.


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