Official: MTN Releases new Network codes


MTN Ghana has added new network codes to the existing ones.This was after it received new blocks of numbers from the industry regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA).

The new network codes are; 059-7, 059-8, 059-9, 025-6 and 025-7. These new network codes come to add to the existing codes of 024, 054, 055 and 059, a release issued in Accra and signed by the Chief Corporate Services Officer, Mr Samuel Koranteng,said.

He noted that “the addition will help meet the needs of customers who require numbers for their personal use, businesses, mobile money business as well as other digital devices.

The new number block will also help MTN Ghana in optimising its services with high quality Data, Voice and Mobile Money services.”

He said, “we are excited about these new blocks of numbers because it will facilitate the fulfilment of our belief that everybody deserves the benefit of a modern connected life which starts with gaining access to a SIM card that connects you to the network”.

Mr Koranteng urged customers acquiring these new numbers to ensure that they registered their SIMS using valid documents as required by law.

Number availability

The acting Chief Sales and Distribution Officer of MTN, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, also indicated in the release that the new numbers were available at all MTN Service Centers and connect shops across the country.

“Customers will enjoy the opportunity of Dynamic Numbering Service where the system generates a list of random numbers for the customer to choose their preferred number,” he said.

The release urged the public to be advised and reminded to take note of the addition of the new network codes to the list of MTN codes and to accept them for their activities. 

“The format for making calls with these block of numbers remains the same. To make calls or send SMS, customers are required to add the relevant prefix to the number being dialed, for example 025 and the customer’s unique number (0257000000).

For international calls, customers will have to dial the country code, the relevant prefix and customer’s unique number for example +233 25 7000000.”

It said customers were also to note that “the official number of MTN Ghana remains 0244300000 and as a result, they are to be mindful of the activities of fraudsters and scammers who may take advantage of the new network codes to undertake fraudulent activities.”

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