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How to Check Your MTN Number

Do you ever wonder what your MTN number is? It’s possible that you recently obtained a new SIM card or that you’ve forgotten your number for a while. For whatever reason, following a few straightforward steps makes checking your MTN number simple.


In this article, I’ll walk you through nine alternative ways to check your MTN number. You will know How to Check your MTN Number after reading this page, and you can do it quickly and easily.


Methods for Verifying an MTN Number in Nigeria


  • Entering a USSD code
  • Send an SMS saying, “Please Call Me.”
  • Making Use of the App
  • Utilizing the webpage
  • Examining your SIM card
  • Making a customer service call
  • Utilizing the Settings on Your Phone

How to Use a USSD Code to Check an MTN Number

Here’s how to use a USSD code in Nigeria to verify your MTN number. The most often used and simplest method for finding your MTN number is this one:

  • Step 1: Launch the dialer app on your phone.
  • Step 2: Enter *123*888# or *123*1*1# as the USSD code. Should the first code not function?
  • Step 3: Give the call button a press.
  • Step 4: A screen display of your MTN number will appear.


Note: To use these techniques, you must be in Nigeria and have an MTN SIM card. These approaches won’t work if you’re using an MTN SIM card abroad or if you’re using a different SIM card entirely.

How to Send a Please Call Me SMS to Check Your MTN Number

Here are the instructions for using MTN’s “Please Call Me” messaging feature to check your number: Although less common, you can utilize this approach if you are unable to call USSD codes or do not have internet access:

  • Open the dialer app on your phone.
  • Enter the *121*<recipient’s number># USSD code.
  • Click the “Call” button.
  • Your MTN number will be included in a message sent to the recipient’s phone number.
  • The receiver can then use your MTN number to reply to the message.


For instance, you would call *121*0712345678# if the recipient’s number is 0712345678. The “Please Call Me” message may be removed when you obtain the receiver’s MTN number.

How to Call a Friend in Nigeria to Verify an MTN Number

Check your MTN balance before making a call. If you don’t have any balance, you can try calling your buddy, but there’s a 30% chance they will get the missed call.


  • Using your MTN phone, dial your friend’s number.
  • Ask your friend to hang up and give you a call back when they answer.
  • Your friend’s phone number will appear on your screen when they call you back.
  • Write down your pal’s phone number.
  • Put the call to an end.
  • You may now check your MTN number using your friend’s phone number.

How to Use SMS to Verify My MTN Number

You can use these ways to check your MTN number via SMS:

  • Put your phone’s Messages app to use.
  • Insert “MY NUMBER” into the message section.
  • The recipient’s phone number should be entered as 123, 663, 121, or 136.
  • After that, you’ll get a response with your MTN number.
  • An illustration of a reply message you could get is as follows: MTN number 0712345678 is yours.

You may only use this approach if your phone has an active MTN SIM card. If not, you won’t be able to get the reply message.

Examining your SIM card

  • Take off your phone’s rear cover.
  • Find the slot for the SIM card.
  • Remove the SIM card from the slot with caution.
  • Check the SIM card for the 15-digit number written on it. Your MTN number is this.
  • After locating your number, insert the SIM card into the opening.

How to Check Your MTN Number Making Use of the App

The following instructions will show you how to use the MTN app to check your number. Note that you may only use this approach after downloading the app.

  • On your phone, launch the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • After searching for “MTN App,” tap the icon.
  • To download the app, tap Install.
  • Open the app after installation, then select Sign In.
  • After entering your password and MTN username or email, click “Sign In.”
  • The top of the dashboard will display your MTN number.
  • To verify your MTN number, navigate to Profile>My Details.

How to Check Your Number on MTN Using a Website

Although this approach is less practical than the others, it may be used when you cannot dial USSD codes or do not have access to the app.

  • On your PC or mobile device, open a web browser.
  • Visit the MTN website.
  • On the page, click the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner.
  • After providing your password and MTN number, click “Sign In.”
  • The top of the page will display your MTN number.
  • You may also use My Account>My Details to view your MTN number.

How to Call Customer Service to Verify Your MTN Number

If you have no other alternatives, you can verify your MTN number using the least convenient method available:

  • Call 135 for MTN customer service and 083 135 for non-MTN customers.
  • To speak with a customer support agent, select this option.
  • Tell the customer support agent you need to check your MTN number once connected.
  • You will be asked for certain personal details, including your name and ID number, by the customer support agent.
  • Your MTN number will be disclosed to you by the customer support agent when they have confirmed your identification.

How to Use the Settings on Your Phone to Verify Your MTN Number

Using the settings on your phone is another method to get your MTN number.

  • Go to Settings > About Phone > Status on Android phones. Under “Phone Number,” you will see your MTN number.
  • Navigate to Settings > General > About on iPhones. Under “Phone Number,” you will see your MTN number.

How to Use MTN in Nigeria to Verify Your Phone Number

Using your MTN phone, dial *123*888# or *123*1*1#. Your number will appear on the screen as a result.


Check the settings on your phone. Navigate to Settings > About phone > Status > My phone number is on an Android phone. Navigate to Settings > Phone > My Number on an iPhone.


Install the MyMTN app, then sign in using your MTN account information. The home screen of the app will show your number.


Ask to hear your number when you contact MTN customer service at 135.


At the beginning of this essay, I indicated that I had been looking for a solution to verifying my MTN number. I wrote this essay because I could not locate useful information on Google.

I hope you found this essay useful. Kindly leave a comment below if you have any further queries on how to verify your MTN number.

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