Glo, MTN, 9Mobile and Airtel announce same shortcodes for data, airtime, other telecom services

DAILY GIST HUB gathered that MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile will be implementing a new harmonized  set of shortcodes for all their core services, as directed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).


According to the Agencies, Starting from May 17, 2023, Nigeria’s major telecommunications companies will no more make use of separate shortcodes for performing operations like data balance, airtime recharge, etc. However, with this new harmonised approach, all telcos will be using the same code for these services


As of May 17, 2023, the old codes used by MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile subscribers will no longer function, and consumers are advised to familiarise themselves with the new codes for different services.This standardisation of shortcodes is part of the NCC’s regulatory modernisation program, which is expected to improve the overall quality of experience for telecom consumers.


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