With the continuous evolution of the telecommunications industry, Nigeria has recently introduced new network codes for ( MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile ) to streamline and improve communication services across the country. These codes offer users the convenience of unified numbers, regardless of their network provider. If you’re curious to find out what your new network code is, this article will guide you through the simple process of checking it.
The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC Approved a new Unified USSD Codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria – MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile. This means all mobile network services will be using the same customer care number, the same code for checking data balances, the same code for credit recharge, etc.
The old and new harmonised shortcodes will run concurrently until May 17 2023, when all networks are expected to have fully migrated to fully implement the new codes.
The New Unified USSD codes for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile Networks
- Call Centre Code: 300
- Borrow Services: *303#
- Stop Service: *305#
- Check Balance: *310#
- Credit Recharge: *311#
- Data Plan: *312#
- Data plan balance: *323#
- Share and sell Services: *321#
- DND: 2442
- Porting services: 3232
- NIN Verification and NIN-SIM Linkage: *996#
After obtaining your new network code, it’s essential to save it in your phone’s contacts or note it down for future reference. This will make it easier for you to share your number with others and avoid confusion. You may download this image that contains the code
The new codes were specifically developed to enhance convenience and reduce the challenges associated with telecommunication services for both users and network providers. Individuals can have unified numbers regardless of their chosen network provider. Individuals with multiple lines are expected to benefit from this new service