MTN Nigeria’s USSD Codes for Account Balance, Borrow Data/Airtime and Buy Any Data 2022

About MTN Nigeria

MTN One of the fastest and best Telecommunication company in Nigeria has introduced Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) to enable it’s numerous customer perform easy service at the comfort of their zone.

We shall attempt to capture all various USSD code of MTN Nigeria, while we many not be able to pick all of them, Kindly let us know on the comment section if there is something we have missed. Let’s begin by understanding the meaning of USSD code.


USSD Mean Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) This a communication tool that is used to send message between a mobile phone and an application program in the network.

These USSD codes are used to execute functions like uploading airtime or provide the user with access to a menu with a range of functions.

With the introduction of USSD Code, MTN network users can now check their internet data, airtime balance also buy airtime and data at a go either from their bank account, transfer data/airtime to friends and family without stress.


1. How to activate any data on MTN Nigeria?

Simply Dial *131#

2. Check Airtime Balance:

Dial *559#

3. Borrow Airtime

Dial *606#

Borrow Data:

Dial *606# and select XtraByte

To be eligible for Airtime borrow, you must:

  • Be a Prepaid customer
  • Have registered your phone number
  • Have been on the MTN network for more than 3 months
  • Have spent at least N200 monthly for 3 months
  • Have between N0 and N75 in your main account
  • Paid-up any outstanding XtraTime loan request
  • 4.How to transfer airtime using USSD

    Before you can transfer airtime, you must change the default PIN which is 0000

    To Change your MTN Share PIN:

    Send an SMS with your Default PIN New PIN New PIN to 777

    Dial *777*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then click on send

    Eg. dial*777*08066633347*1000*1234#

    5. Buy airtime your bank accounts

    Simply dial *904# to go through the menu or *904*Amount# to buy airtime.

    6. MTN Data Bonus Balance Code

    Dial *559*63#

    7. MTN Data Bundle Balance Code


    8. MTN Customer Care

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    9 MTN Roaming

    To enjoy data roaming, go to settings and turn on your ‘data roaming’
    Set phone on 3G or 4G where applicable.
    To subscribe to any roaming bundle, dial *123*4# or visit myMTN App. However, before buying a bundle, check eligible countries on *123*4#

    10. Subscribe to any YouTube video streaming pack

    SMS by texting the plan specific keyword to 131.

    There are various plan for youtube vdeo streaming pack

    1.1hour pack plan: code, Text VP1 to 131 at N150
    2. 3hours pack plan. Text VP3 to 131 at N400
    3.14 days pack : Text YPD TO 131 FOR N500

    11. MTN International Call Balance Code

    Dial *559*7#

    12. Credit Balance

    Checking your mtn account balance be done via a USSD short code.
    Dial *556# your MTN line then hit “send”

    13.Awuf balance

    Checking awuf balance can be done via sms simply

    Dial *559*14#

    Please note:MTN ussd service is available for 24 hours in a day and 7 days a week to all MTN customers.

    Have you used any code that worked for you? Kindly share on the comment section.

    Last updated is 10/01/2022

    1 Comment

    1. Kings

      Is mtn a good network to use while visiting Nigeria?


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