Did you know that someone may mistakenly delete your mobile contact numbers? Did you know your phone could be stolen or damaged? And what happens next? All your saved mobile contact numbers will disappear in the blink of an eye. This is what happens when you don't back up your mobile contact numbers. Therefore, the only way to save yourself from this embarrassment is to back up your mobile contacts.


Now, let's start with MTN Backup

What is MTN Backup Service?

MTN Backup is a service that gives MTN subscribers an easy way to keep their phone and SIM contacts securely in a secure MTN online account.

Unlike other MTN services, MTN Backup lets you save contacts to your SIM and mobile phones. You can back up at least 200 contacts on your SIM and up to 5,000 contacts on your device or mobile phone. So no matter what happens to your MTN SIM or your cell phone; You can always retrieve these contacts on your SIM and mobile phone.

What are the things you can back up?

With MTN backup, you can:
  • • Backup SIM Contacts
  • • Mobile phone contact backup
  • • Backup Tasks
  • • Backup Calendars / Notes
  • • Have a personal online account where you save your contacts with protected login and password.

Things to do or know before You Do Glo & MTN Phone Backup Service?

Remove the MTN SIM card from your mobile phone and look at the back of the SIM card. There is a number on the back of the SIM card that ends with K., The numbers look like this; 32K, 64K, 128K. If the SIM card is NOT a 128K SIM, you will need to purchase a 128K SIM preloaded with MTN Backup.

Make a SIM exchange (which is transferring your line and data to the new SIM card). If you don't know how to change your SIM, visit any MTN office or connect a store near you to help you or call me. I will help you do this online by my side.

Make sure your phone falls into the supported categories. The compatible categories of phones are; 

  • Alcatel
  • Arima
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Panasonic
  • Sagem 
  • Sanyo
  • Samsung
  • BenQ-Siemens
  • Sibmit
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Vertu
  • ZTE

How to backup MTN Contact Number?

  • Put your new SIM card in the compatible phone; if you have made a SIM switch (i.e. if your old MTN SIM card is NOT a 128K SI card).
  • Go to “MTN Services” on your mobile phone, click on it and you will see “MTN SIM Plus” and then “MTN Backup”.
  • Click on “MTN Backup” and then Click on “Backup SIM Contacts”.
  • You will be asked if you want to sync (i.e. update) your SIM phonebook now.
  • Click OK and wait a while to back up your SIM contacts.
  • Upon completion, you will receive an MTN Backup service OTA message containing your MTN backup web address, your login (your mobile number, for example, 2348012345678) and your password.

Visit; MTN Backup Login / Registration page to log in to your online MTN backup account and ensure that you have successfully backed up your contacts. You retrieve your contacts from this account whenever your phone is missing or broken.

What is the Cost of MTN Backup?

Your initial MTN backup costs N100 naira, while your subsequent backup costs 50 nairas. These costs apply regardless of the number of contacts backed up.

How many contact numbers can you backup on MTN?

You can back up to 200 contacts on your SIM and up to 5,000 contacts on your mobile phone.

GLO Mobile Backup

To back up your Glo SIM contacts, Visit the Globacom Unified Mobile Directory ( to sign up for a backup account. You would need to fill in your Glo number and verification code on the website. After that, click the "SMS Code" button, a code will be generated and sent to your mobile phone. Put the code in the box provided on the site, and your backup account will be created for you.

You can always visit the same site whenever your phone is missing or stolen to restore your Glo MOBILE PHONE CONTACTS.

Other backup mobile contacts services

There are other protected Internet data servers on which you can store your mobile phone contacts for free if your the phone is stolen or damaged; You can always visit these sites to restore your mobile contacts. Secure storage server includes;

  • Mobical - Mobical is a service that stores your essential personal phone data in a safe place - for free. You can visit the mobical web page for more information.
  • Bloove - Bloove is a web-based mobile management system. With Bloove, you can edit your contacts, send SMS messages, or work with your favourites using your favourite browser. You can also backup and restore your data and copy SMS messages and contacts between different phones.
  • Anywr - Anywr is a web and mobile a system that offers a simple management system, but powerful services for intelligently managing contacts, events and communications from virtually anywhere using browsers, mobile devices or any of the 750 million compatible devices.


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