In this article on Naijaknowhow, you’d find the USSD code to check your MTN credit account balance on your mobile phone.
MTN is no doubt the biggest and most popular telecommunication company in Nigeria. With over 64 million subscribers as reported by Statista in August 2019, MTN is the undisputed king of mobile communication. Knowing that MTN is consistently growing with new subscribers joining the network, it’s right to share all the tips for people who newly joined the network.
As you know, we constantly share helpful how-to articles on this blog ranging from gadgets, telcos, new smartphones and more. You shouldn’t worry much if you are part of those who don’t know how to check their account balance easily, we have all been in that phase. That said, don’t be mad at yourself for searching for “MTN Airtime Credit Code” on Google, I’ve done this in the past even before I started this blog. In fact, I remembered when I forgot how to check your data balance on MTN.
Sometimes… Even the simplest things can be forgotten, so… don’t be too hard on yourself. Let’s delve right into it, here is everything you need to know on how to check your credit account balance on MTN.
How to Check MTN Credit Account Balance
In March 2023, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed mobile network operators (MNOs) to commence the implementation of approved harmonised shortcodes (HSC) for providing certain services to telecom consumers in Nigeria. This directive has now been implemented by MTN Nigeria which means the old USSD code (*556#) to check your airtime balance no longer works.
So to check your MTN credit balance, kindly use the new code below. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to inquire about or check your MTN credit balance directly on your phone.
MTN account balance code:
- Dial *310# on your mobile device then wait for an instant response from MTN revealing your airtime balance.
Useful MTN USSD Codes
USSD Codes (Old)
USSD Codes (New)
|Borrow Data||*606# >> XtraByte||*303#|
|STOP Service (VAS)||*447#||*305#|
|Transfer airtime||*777*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN#||*321#|
|Verification of SIM Registration/NIN-SIM Linkage||*785#||*996#|
|Data Balance Code||*131*4#||*312*5#|
|Data Bonus Balance Code||*559*63#||*312#|
|MTN International Call Balance Code||*559*7#||N/A|
|MTN Promo Deals (4ME)||N/A||*121#|
How to Check Airtime Account Balance on Other Networks in Nigeria
For those who use other mobile networks in Nigeria, here is a table showing how to know your credit balance.
Account balance shortcode (New)
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