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Useful Extras


Move to MTN

Mobile Number Portability is when you change your current network or service provider to the MTN network or MTN Service Provider, but still keep your cellphone number.


MTN Price Check Campaign

MTN, together with South Africa’s leading price comparison app, brings you the PriceCheck MTN app. The PriceCheck MTN app puts the power of choice in the palm of your hand. You can compare prices across millions of products, from thousands of categories, where ever you are. Some highlights in the app that you can get info on: .


SIM Swap

As a PayAsYouGo customer, you can keep your MTN number in the event that you lose or damage your MTN SIM card. All you need to do is purchase a new MTN starter pack and call 173 for assistance.


Finding local things to do

Use MTN Compass by dialing *120*555# from your MTN cellphone number to find the location of points of interest, such as ATMs, stadiums, fast food outlets, movie theatres, hotels and more.



Never get lost again. Dial 22522 from your MTN cellphone and a call centre operator will give you directions and guidance so that you can get where you need to be.


Directory enquiries

Dial 200 from your MTN cellphone and a friendly consultant will read the required number to you, SMS the number to your phone or connect you via Call Connect.



Avoid the rush and get your great seats to the performance, movie or event you wish to attend with MTN Computicket Telebookings.




Using your cellphone, you can locate up to 10 consenting people via SMS, USSD or the internet with MTNWhereRU.


MTN 2MyAid

If you are ever in an emergency situation, pressing the MTN 2MyAid panic button on your cellphone will send a distress SMS to four emergency contacts that you pre-selected.



If you’re an MTN contract customer, MTN Insurance covers your phone, but not just like any other insurance provider… We understand that your phone has become an extension of you and what’s important to you. That is why we offer loan handsets while your damaged phone is in for repair, giving you peace of mind and keeping you connected!


Balance enquiry and CarryOver

Use Balance Enquiry to find info on airtime and minutes, SMS and MMS bundle usage. With CarryOver, your unused minutes are carried over to the next month.