NCC USSD codes: The Nigerian communication commission has directed all mobile network operators in Nigeria to adopt new harmonized shortcodes. According to the commission, this is a customer-centric approach because it will harmonize and give uniformity to the telecommunication space. Mobile service providers like MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile will all have the same short code for recharging, borrowing, and other services.
Today, we are looking at all the new shortcodes that will work across every network. In case you don’t know, the present shortcodes for every network will stop working before the end of May 2023. The codes listed below will work across any network in Nigeria.
With the NCC harmonized codes, you can now buy data, check your data balance, borrow data, buy airtime, share data and airtime, check your NIN sim, and much more across all Networks. This means that the same code you use for data on your MTN will also work for all other networks. This is a welcome development as this will save many from having to memorize code.
NCC USSD Codes for MTN, GLO, Airtel, and 9mobile in Nigeria
The harmonized codes listed below are the new ussd codes approved by the NCC as the new harmonized shortcodes for all mobile networks in Nigeria:
- Call Center – 300
- Voice Mail Deposit – 301
- Voice Mail Retrieval – 302
- Borrow Service – 303
- Stop Services – 305
- Check Airtime Balance – 310
- Airtime Recharge – 311
- Data Subscription – 312
- Share Services – 321
- Data Balance Check – 323
- NIN Sim Verification – 996
- Do Not Disturb (DND) – 2442
- Sim Porting – 3232
The new ussd codes have started working at the time of writing this, and all the networks must comply before the 17th of this May. It aligns with the modernization program to make life easier for telecom customers in Nigeria. The new codes will usher in a new era and help Nigerians use the same codes no matter what network they are using.
The new codes will help you check your airtime and data balance quickly without any struggle. It is a welcome idea, and I see many Nigerians benefitting from these new harmonized codes. Let us know what you think about it in the comment section below.