MTN Adopts NCC’s New Unified USSD Codes

By Kayode Shopekan -May 18, 2023

If you are an MTN subscriber, there is a new thing to lean and there are old things to let go. Your mobile network service provider has adopted the new unified USSD codes and you should know them. 

The action is based on the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) approval of a Unified USSD codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria.

And just in case you did not also know, from May 18, 2023, the only way to check your credit or recharge your line is to use the NCC approved unified USSD codes for all mobile networks.

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About a month ago, the commission had informed all concerned party’s to migrate and fully implement the Unified USSD codes by May 17, 2023

This is because once the harmonised shortcodes (HSC) for all mobile networks kicks off, that will be the only way to recharge or check balance on all mobile networks.

Implication Of NCC’s USSD Codes

This means that as an MTN subscriber  you will no longer be able to recharge your line using the regular MTN codes *555# and *556#.

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Furthermore, it also means that any mobile network provider be it MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile or any other that fails to migrate will not be able to serve it’s customers.

This also means that all mobile network services will be using the same customer care number, the same code for checking data balances and the same code for credit recharge.

Below is a list of the Unified USSD codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria:

  •  Call Centre: 300
  • Borrow Services: *303#
  •  Stop Service: *305#
  •  Check Balance: *310#
  •  Credit Recharge: *311#
  •  Data Plan: *312#
  •  Data plan balance: *323#
  •  Share Services: *321#

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