In the rapidly advancing era of telecommunications, it’s crucial to stay updated. If you’re an MTN user, you might have noticed some recent changes in the USSD codes you frequently use. This shift comes as part of Nigeria’s wider effort to standardise the codes across all mobile networks. Here’s what you need to know about these changes, especially if you’re relying on these codes for daily tasks.
|📱 Why Update||Standardising USSD codes across Nigerian networks.|
|🔄 New MTN Codes||Updated USSD codes for MTN services.|
|💰 Recharge Airtime||Dial 311 Voucher PIN # for airtime.|
|🔍 Check Balance||Use *310# for airtime balance.|
|🔗 Link NIN||Link NIN using *785#.|
|🆔 Check Number||Dial *123# > Account Info > My Number.|
|🚫 DND Code||Manage DND: 2442.|
|📲 Port Number||Port number using 3232.|
|💡 Stay Informed||Keeping updated ensures efficient communication.|
Why The Change in MTN USSD Codes?
All telecommunications operators in Nigeria have adopted the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) approval of uniform Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. This move is part of the drive to make these codes more consistent across different networks in the country.
Previously, if you attempted to buy a data bundle or recharge your line with the old USSD code, you might have been directed to use a different one. This was a clear indication of the transition to new codes.
Updated MTN USSD Codes
If you’re an MTN user, it’s essential to familiarise yourself with these new USSD codes. The earlier versions, such as *556# and *131#, are no longer operational. Below is a comprehensive list of the revised codes:
- Airtime Recharge: Dial
*311* Voucher PIN #
- Check Airtime Balance: Dial
- Borrow Airtime: Dial
- Purchase Data: Dial
- Share Data: Dial
- Check Data Balance: Dial
- Access MTN Value-added Services: Dial
- Link NIN to MTN Line: Dial
How to Check Your MTN Phone Number
Confused about your own phone number? No worries, MTN has a quick solution for that:
- Select Account Info or press
- From the subsequent menu, choose My Number. Your number will then be displayed in a pop-up on your screen.
For a more direct approach, simply dial
USSD Codes That Remain Unchanged
Despite the revamp, it’s noteworthy that not all USSD codes were changed. Some have retained their original function:
996is now solely used to verify subscriber identity module (SIM) registration or NIN-SIM linkage.
- The code
2442remains the go-to for managing Do-Not-Disturb (DND) complaints against unsolicited messaging.
- For porting services or mobile number portability,
3232remains your USSD code.
Being updated with these MTN USSD codes ensures seamless communication and access to essential services. With the telecommunications industry in Nigeria taking strides towards uniformity, it’s crucial to stay informed to get the best out of your mobile service.
So, whether you’re a student keen on staying connected or just an MTN user wanting to keep up with the times, this guide is your key to navigating these changes. Remember, staying informed is the first step to efficient communication.