USSD codes for Nigerian Cellular Network Providers

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), also known as “Quick Codes” are codes used to communicate with a preferred service providers and have become important functions for consumers to take advantage of. Often many consumers forget or did not realise these USSD options are available to them.

Listed below are the USSD Codes for the main network providers of Nigeria.

They are Airtel Mobile, MTN Online, Glo World and Etisalat Mobile. Feel free to use this as your point of reference regarding the most important and basic ‘quick codes’ needed to contact to these four network providers.

What are USSD codes?

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a communication tool that is used to send message between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. If you are connected to one of these mobile networks then these are the USSD codes required to exchange information between your mobile phone and your 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.

Airtel Mobile

Service

Code

To recharge

*126* PIN NO#

To check balance

*123#

International Bundles

Bundle

Subscription

Validity

N10,000

*789*110#

30 days

N5,000

*789*550#

30 days

N1,000

*789*100#

15 days

N500

*789*50#

15 days

N200

*789*20#

15 days

N100

*789*10#

15 days

Bundle Amount

Available Minutes

Validity

Subscribe

N500

100mins of calls to US, Canada, Ukfixed, India & China

Same day

Dial *789*75#

OR

Send 750 to 789

N200

30mins of calls to US, Canada, Ukfixed, India & China

Same day

Dial *789*72#

OR

Send 720 to 789

SmartSPEEDOO Data Plans

 

Plan Name

Data Allowance

Subscription Fee

Validity Days

USSD CODE

NO COMMITMENT

FREE SURF

UP TO 160MB FREE

 

30

*400#

 

DAILY

50MB

100

1

*410#

 

3-Day

200MB

200

3

*412#

BUNDLES

5-STAR PACK

25MB (5MB DAILY)

100

5

*401#

 

WEEKLY

350MB

300

7

*417#

 

EASY

750MB

500

14

*418#

 

2G Pack

Unlimited

200

10

*482*1#

 

 

Unlimited

500

25

*482*2#

 

Plan Name

Data Allowance

Subscription Fee

Validity Days

USSD CODE

ANDROID

ANDROID 1.0

1.5GB

1,000

30

*496#

ANDROID 2.0

3.5GB

2,000

30

*437#

ANDROID 2.5

5GB

2,500

30

*437*1#

ANDROID 3.5

7GB

3,500

30

*438#

ANDROID 4.0

9GB

4,000

30

*438*1#

ANDROID 1.0

1.5GB

1,000

30

*496#

ANDROID 2.0

3.5GB

2,000

30

*437#

ANDROID 2.5

5GB

2,500

30

*437*1#

 

Plan Name

Data Allowance

Subscription Fee

Validity Days

USSD CODE

Social

Opera Mini – Large

250 MB

300

25

*885*1#

WTF_Bundle_Large

80MB

200

25

*990#

UNLIMITED MONTH

3GB

1,500

30

*435#

UNLIMITED

UNLIMITED WEEK

200MB

525

7

*440*17#

 

UNLIMITED DAY

40MB

100

1

*440*18#

BLACKBERRY

BB COMPLETE MONTH

3GB

1,000

30

*431#

 

Plan Name

Data Allowance

Subscription Fee

Validity Days

USSD CODE

 

 

Time / NIGHT/ Weekend

 

 

TIME BASED 30 mins

-

300

x

*439*3#

TIME BASED 60 mins

-

500

x

*439*4#

NIGHT 120

3 hours

1,000

x

*481*2#

WEEKEND BUNDLE 200

200MB

200

weekend

*472#

WEEKEND BUNDLE 500

500MB

500

weekend

*473#

 

Plan Name

Data Allowance

Subscription Fee

Validity Days

USSD CODE

 

 

 

 

MEGA PACKS

 

 

 

 

MEGA 5

10GB

5,000

30

*452#

MEGA 8

16GB

8,000

30

*460#

MEGA 10

22GB

10,000

30

*462#

MEGA 15

30GB

15,000

60

*463#

MEGA 36

50GB

36,000

180

*406#

MEGA 70

100GB

70,000

365

*407#

MEGA 136

200GB

136,000

365

*408#

MEGA 5

10GB

5,000

30

*452#

 

PLAN NAME

Validity period (days)

Retail Price (N)

Dial USSD Activation Code

Send SMS Activation Code to 489

Data (MB)

 

 

UNLIMINET

 

 

Daily

1

200

*489*1#

U200

10

Monthly

30

1200

*489*2#

U1200

1024

Monthly_I

30

3,000

*489*3#

U3000

1200

Monthly_II

30

5,000

*489*4#

U5000

2500

Triple Surf Offer

With Airtel Triple Surf, you can enjoy up to 100% bonus on data activation and renewals. Mechanics:

Customers get 50% bonus on selected bundles on activation, up to 75% bonus on first (1st) renewals and up to 100% bonus on second (2nd) renewals. Please refer to the table below for details.

To enjoy the Triple Surf offer simply dial *141# and select Triple Surf Offer.

Service Plan

Price (N)

Data Allowance

1st Subscription

1st Renewal

2nd Renewal

Daily

100

30MB

50%

75%

100%

3 day

200

50MB

50%

75%

100%

Weekly

300

80MB

50%

75%

100%

Easy

500

750MB

50%

75%

100%

Android1

1,000

1.5GB

50%

50%

50%

Android 2

2,000

3.5GB

50%

50%

50%

Android 3.5

3,500

7GB

50%

50%

50%

MTN - Nigeria

*123# Menu Accesses:

  1. Phone Setup
  2. MTN Play
  3. MTN Services

Service

Code

Cost

Master Menu

*141*0#

Free

Balance Enquiry

*141#

Free

Buy

*141*2#

Free

MTN Me2U

*141*3#

Free

Change Price Plan

*141*4#

Free

Manage

*141*5#

Free

MTN Loyalty

*141*9#

Free

MTN Eazi Recharge

*141*10#

Free

Mobile Money

*120*668#

Free for MTN Subscribers

CallBack

*121* (number)#

Free

MTN Compass

*120*555#

R0.20 per 20 sec, some are charged at R1

DATA PLANS- CAN DIAL *131# TO ACTIVATE ANY OF THE DATA PLANS

 

 

 

 

Data Allowance

Price

Validity Days

Send SMS Activation Code to 131

DAILY PLANS

30MB

N100

24 Hrs

104

100MB

N200

24 Hrs

113

WEEKLY PLANS

750

N500

7 DAYS

103

MONTHLY PLANS

1.5 GB

N1, 000

30 DAYS

106

3.5 GB

N2, 000

30 DAYS

110

10 GB

N5, 000

30 DAYS

116

22 GB

N10, 000

30 DAYS

117

60 DAYS PLANS

50 GB

N20, 000

60 DAYS

118

QUARTERLY PLANS

85 GB

N50, 000

90 DAYS

133

MTN GoodyBag Social

Plan

Price per App

Apps

Activation SMS to 131

Deactivation SMS to 131

USSD Activation

Goody Bag Daily

N25

WhatsApp

WAD

NOWAD

*662#

Facebook

FBD

NOFBD

Twitter

TWTD

NOTWTD

2Go

2GOD

NO2GOD

WeChat

WCD 

NOWCD 

Eskimi

ESKD

NOESKD

Nimbuzz

NIMD

NONIMD

Goody Bag Weekly

N50

WhatsApp

WAW 

NOWAW 

Facebook

FBW

NOFBW

Twitter

TWTW 

NOTWTW 

2Go

2GOW 

NO2GOW 

WeChat

WCW 

NOWCW 

Eskimi

ESKW 

NOESKW 

Nimbuzz

NIMW 

NONIMW 

Goody Bag Monthly

N150

WhatsApp

WAM 

NOWAM 

Facebook

FBM

NOFBM

Twitter

TWTM 

NOTWTM 

2Go

2GOM 

NO2GOM 

WeChat

WCM 

NOWCM 

Eskimi

ESKM 

NOESKM 

Nimbuzz

NIMM 

NONIMM 

GLO WORLD

Service

Code

To recharge

*123* PIN NO#

To check balance

*124*1#

To check data balances

*777#

DATA PLANS

3G-4G Plan Name

Price (N)

Data Volume

Data Volume with 100% Bonus

Validity

SMS to 777

USSD Code

N50 DATA PLAN

50

15MB

30MB

1 Day

14

*127*14#

N100 DATAPLAN

100

35MB

70MB

1 Day

51

*127*51#

N200 DATA PLAN

200

100MB

200MB

5 Days

56

*127*56#

N500 DATA PLAN

500

800MB

1.6GB

10 Days

57

*127*57#

N1,000 DATA PLAN

1,000

1.6GB

3.2GB

30 Days

53

*127*53#

N2000 DATA PLAN

2,000

3.75GB

7.5GB

30 Days

55

*127*55#

N2,500 DATA PLAN

2,500

5GB

10GB

30 Days

58

*127*58#

N3,000 DATA PLAN

3,000

6GB

12GB

30 Days

54

*127*54#

N4,000 DATA PLAN

4,000

8GB

16GB

30 Days

59

*127*59#

N5,000 DATA PLAN

5,000

12GB

24GB

30 Days

11

*127*2#

N8,000 DATA PLAN

8,000

16GB

32GB

30 Days

12

*127*1#

N10,000 DATA PLAN

10,000

23GB

46GB

30 Days

15

*127*11#

N15,000 DATA PLAN

15,000

30GB

60GB

30 Days

16

*127*12#

N18,000 DATA PLAN

18,000

45GB

90GB

30 Days

17

*127*13#

Flexi Plans

Plan Name

Price (N)

Data Volume

Validity

SMS to 127

USSD Code

TGIF – N500_WEEKEND_PLAN

500

3GB

7 days (Weekend – Saturday 12 am – Sunday 11.59pm)

61

*127*61#

N200_NIGHT_PLAN

200

1GB

1 day (12am – 5am)

60

*127*60#

G 100

6,000

4GB

100 Hrs or 30 days

20

*127*5#

G 300

15,000

12GB

300 Hrs or 3 Months

21

*127*4#

G-Leisure

5,000

12GB

8PM to 9AM – Weekdays + All day on Weekends

30

*127*7#

G-Work

6,000

12GB

8 AM to 9 PM

31

*127*6#

Plan Name

Price (N)

Data Volume

Validity

SMS to 127

USSD Code

Glo Campus Data Booster

Price

Data

Off-Campus

On-Campus

Glo to Glo Bonus

Free Data for Gifting

Validity

N100

100MB

100MB

225MB

N100

25MB

2 days

N200

200MB

200MB

450MB

N200

50MB

4 days

N500

500MB

500MB

1.12GB

N500

125MB

7days

N1000

1GB

1GB

2.25GB

N1000

250MB

15 days

N2000

2GB

2GB

4.5GB

N2000

500MB

30 days

N5000

5GB

5GB

11.2GB

N5000

1250MB

30 days

Etisalat (EMTS) Mobile

Service

Code

To recharge

*222* PIN NO#

To check balance

*232#

Internet Bundles

plans

price(N)

USSD codes

SMS to 229

validity

1GB night only plan (12am -5am)

200

*229*3*11#

 

1 day

2GB evening & weekend plan (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of weekend

1,000

*229*3*12#

 

30 days

5GB evening & weekend plan (7PM – 7AM) and the whole of weekend

2,000

*229*3*13#

100MB whatsapp (24/7)

 

30 days

1GB

1,000

*229*2*7#

 

30 days

1.5GB

1,200

*229*2*25#

AND11

30 days

2.5GB

2,000

*229*2*8#

AND2

30 days

4GB

3,000

*229*2*35#

 

30 days

5.5GB

4,000

*229*2*36#

 

30 days

11.5GB

8,000

*229*2*5#

MB6

30 days

15GB

10,000

*229*4*1#

SM1

30 days

27.5GB

18,000

*229*4*3#

SM3

30 days

Please note: valid for 30 days. Auto-renewal & data rollover apply. Bundles not applicable while roaming.

plans

price(N)

USSD codes

SMS to 229

validity

Daily 10MB

50

*229*3*8#

MI3

24 hours

Daily 40MB

100

*229*3*1#

MI1

24 hours

150MB

200

*229*2*10#

LCD

7 days

500MB

500

*229*2*12#

LCD2

30 days

quaterly plan (30GB)

27,500

*229*5*1#

4M

90 days

bi-annual plan (60GB)

55,000

*229*5*2#

6M

120 days

100GB Plan

84,992

*229*4*5#

SM5

30 days

annual plan (120GB)

110,000

*229*5*3#

12M

365 days

1GB (weekend plan)

500

*5995*2#

 

friday 11:59pm - sunday 11:59pm

Daily 10MB

50

*229*3*8#

MI3

24 hours

Please note: auto-renewal applies. To stop auto-renewal: dial *229*0#. Rollover applies when you purchase same bundle (daily, monthly, quarterly. bi-annual and annual)

Smartphone plans

Plan

Monthly Cost(N)

Activation Code (SMS to 8183)

Activation Code (USSD)

500MB

500

smarta

*229*2*11#

1GB

1,000

smartb

*229*2*22#

2.5GB

2,000

smartc

*229*2*44#

5GB

3,500

smartd

*229*2*33#

11.5GB

8,000

smarte

*229*2*55#

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