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MTN Short codes

Keep up to date with the latest MTN short codes

While change is good, it's not always easy. So when the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) decided it was time for new short codes, we wanted to make the change as simple as possible.

By 'short codes', we mean the numbers you dial to do things like check your airtime balance, listen to your voicemail messages or buy airtime. After 24 March 2018, all the MTN short codes will change to a new set of numbers.

Here are the new numbers:

Here are the short codes for anything related to your voicemail.

Function Old code New code Codes for non-MTN users or landline
Voicemail main menu 100 132 083 132
Change voicemail greeting 110 132 - option 3 08314 + 9 digits
Autoplay voicemail messages 111 132 - option 4 08314 + 9 digits
Change voicemail passwords 120 132 - option 4 08314 + 9 digits
Automatic voicemail 111 132 083 132
All voicemail services *100# *132# N/A
Direct voicemail 134 + 9 digits of the number you are calling 134 + 9 digits of the number you are calling 08314 + 9 digits of the number you are calling
International roaming voicemails - 132 083 132

For customer services, dial these numbers, or use * and # to get the menu on your screen.

Function Old code New code Codes for non-MTN users or landline
Caller notification (SMS) *136*136# *156*136# N/A
MTN help menu *141*0# *136*0# N/A
PayAsYouGo customer service *173# or 173 135 083 135
Postpaid customer service *162# or 808 135 or *135# 083 135
Postpaid business services 809 135 083 135
Business solution services 1555 135 083 135
International roaming service *111# *135# - option 1 - sub option 2 083 135
Number portability *113# *135# - option 4 N/A
RICA SIM card *131# *135# - option 2 N/A
MTN information *141*12# *136*12# N/A
Set up a SIM swap *126*7927# *135# - option 5 N/A

For other MTN services such as entertainment, business and competitions.

Function Old code New code Codes for non-MTN users or landline
MTN Loyalty *141*9# *136*9# N/A
Cliq5 *141*2*255# *136*2*255# N/A
MTN promo *141*2*776# *136*2*776# N/A
MTN Spin 'n Win *136*083# *156*083# N/A
MTN Zone *135# *175# N/A
MTN Play *136# *156# N/A
MTN Business 083 1800 083 123 1800 083 123 1800

For self-service, dial these numbers, or use * and # to get the menu on your screen.

Function Old code New code Codes for non-MTN users or landline
Checking balances and recharging
Balance summary *141# *136# N/A
Detailed balances *141*1# *136*1# N/A
PIN recharges *141* + PIN# *136* + PIN# N/A
Eazi recharge *141*10# *136*10# N/A
Purchases *141*2# *136*2# N/A
General
Out of bundle barring *141*5*6622# *136*5*6622# N/A
Usage limit management *141*5*7852# *136*5*7852# N/A
Self-service menu *141# or 141 *136# or 136 N/A
MTN active service 1761 083 123 1761 N/A
My account *141*5# *136*5# N/A
Afrihost *141*774# *136*774# N/A
Me2U *141*774# *136*3# N/A
Xtratime opt-in/out *141*774*3# *136*774*3# N/A
My SUL Balance *141*1*7851# *136*1*7851# N/A
MTN migration *141*4# *136*4# N/A
MTN self-service 141 136 083 136
MTN account holder self-service 555 136 083 136
Self-service menu *141# *136# N/A

For bundles such as SMS and AnyTime minutes.

Function Old code New code
SMS *141*2*747# *136*2*747#
Voice *141*2*864# *136*2*864#
PayAsYouGo *141*2*794# *136*2*794#
AnyTime minutes *141*2*282# *141*2*282#
MTN-to-MTN minutes *141*2*626# *136*2*626#
International calling *141*2*427# *136*2*427#
Data bundles *141*2*999# *136*2*999#
Hourly bundles *141*2*443# *136*2*443#
Daily bundles *141*2*133# *136*2*133#
Weekly bundles *141*2*193# *136*2*193#
Fortnightly bundles *141*2*293# *136*2*293#
Monthly bundles *141*2*163# *136*2*163#
Night Express bundles *141*2*639# *136*2*639#
Long term bundles *141*2*668# *136*2*668#
BlackBerry tiered bundles *141*2*226# *136*2*226#