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The New Unified USSD Codes (Airtel, 9mobile, Glo & MTN New Code)

The new ussd codes for mtn, airtel, glo and 9mobile

In March 2023, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) rolled out new unified USSD codes, making it a requirement for all mobile network providers in Nigeria to complete their transition to these unified codes by May 17, 2023.


The new codes will make it easier for customers to access services from their mobile phones, regardless of the network they are using.

USSD, short for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, is a standardized method through which mobile phones establish communications with network operators and other service providers.

USSD codes are short codes that are used to access these services. For example, to check your airtime balance, you would dial *310#.

Previously, each mobile network operator had its own set of USSD codes. This meant that customers had to memorize different codes for each network.

It also made it difficult for customers to switch between networks, as they would have to learn new codes.

Benefits of The New Unified USSD Codes:

The new unified USSD codes offer lots of benefits and Conveniences for Nigerians, especially those using more than 1 network operator. Here are all notable benefits of the new unified USSD codes:
  • Simplicity: Customers will no longer need to memorize different USSD codes for each mobile network operator. This will make it much easier for customers to access the services they need, regardless of the network they are using.
  • Convenience: Customers will be able to access the same services from any mobile network operator, using the same USSD codes.

Also, in addition to these benefits, the new unified USSD codes will also help to:

  • Improve customer experience: Customers will find it easier to use their mobile phones, which will lead to a better overall experience.
  • Promote competition: The new system will make it easier for customers to switch between networks, which will promote competition in the telecommunications market.
  • Simplify regulation: The NCC will be able to regulate the telecommunications market more easily, as there will be fewer codes to manage.


New USSD Codes for MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, Others

Here is a list of the new codes for MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile and other network operators in Nigeria as directed by NCC:

  • Airtime recharge: *311* Voucher PIN #
  • Check airtime balance: *310#
  • Borrow airtime: *303#
  • Buy data: *312#
  • Share airtime or data: *321#
  • Check data balance: *323#
  • Value-added services: *305#
  • Link NIN to SIM: *996#
  • Customer care: 300
  • Check NIN status: *996#
  • Port out: 3232
  • DND: 2442

To use these codes, simply dial them on your phone’s keypad and follow the prompts.

Here are some examples of how to use the new unified USSD codes for MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, 9MOBILE, OTHERS:

  • To check your airtime balance, dial *310#.
  • To recharge airtime, dial *311*Voucher PIN#.
  • To buy a data plan, dial *312# and follow the prompts.
  • To share airtime or data, dial *321# and follow the prompts.
  • To contact the customer care, dial 300.
  • To borrow airtime, dial *303#.
  • To check your data plan balance, dial *323*4# or *323# and follow the prompts.
  • To link your NIN, dial *996#
  • To check your NIN status, dial *996#.
  • To port your number, dial 3232 and follow the voice prompts or text ‘PORT’ to 3232 by SMS.
  • To activate full ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) services, text ‘ALLOW’ to 2442. 
  • To deactivate full ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) services, text ‘STOP’ to 2442.


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Related: All MTN Self-Service Instructions | New MTN USSD Codes (Nigeria)

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