New Codes for All Networks in Nigeria (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile)

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New USSD Codes for All Networks in Nigeria

The Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a telecommunications system that enables users to check airtime balance, recharge airtime, and access value-added services.

USSD services do not require an Internet connection to function and have been an instant hit in sub-Saharan Africa.

Different telecommunication companies in Nigeria have unique codes for different purposes.

Recharging airtime, for example, requires a different code from checking airtime balance.

With many Nigerians using more than one network provider, the NCC wants to synchronize these codes.

An MTN subscriber can now use the same code for checking airtime balance on Airtel or Glo.

According to the NCC, the old and new harmonised short codes will run concurrently until 17 May 2023, when all networks are expected to have fully migrated to full implementation of the new codes.

The period between now and 17 May 2023 is provided by the commission to enable telecom consumers to familiarize themselves with the new codes for various services.

The initiative makes life much easier for telecom consumers.

According to NCC, it will be easier for Nigerians to memorize single codes for various services across all mobile networks they may be using, thereby improving consumer quality of experience.

Here are the new USSD codes for all networks in Nigeria:

  • 300 is the code for call centre/help desk on all mobile networks.
  • 301 for voice mail deposit.
  • 302 for voice mail retrieval.
  • 303 for borrow services.
  • 305 for STOP service.
  • 310 for check balance.
  • 3111 is for credit recharge.
  • 312 is for data plan.
  • 321 is for share services.
  • 323 is for data plan balance.
  • 996 is now for verification of subscriber identity module (SIM) registration or NIN-SIM linkage.
  • 2442 is for Do-Not-Disturb (DND) unsolicited messaging complaint management.
  • 3232 is for porting services, otherwise called mobile number portability.

Remember, these codes are the same across all networks.

With the new system, regardless of whether you’re on MTN, Airtel, Glo, or 9mobile, you’ll use the same USSD codes for various services.

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