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USSD codes

Use short codes to access a host of free services on the MTN network

  • Overview

    You can access menu-type services, such as balance enquiries, banking apps and portal-type requests, through the use of short codes on your cellphone.

    Cost

    USSD sessions are charged from your airtime or billing balance and costs 20c for every 20 seconds (most actions take less than 20 seconds to complete, so they’re free).

  • How to get it

    To use a USSD code

    • Dial the code of the USSD service you want to access (e.g., *123#) and press the call button
    • The application will respond with a menu
    • Follow the prompts by selecting ’OK’ or ’Reply’

    USSD codes for MTN

    Services USSD Code Cost
    Balance enquiry (MTN Contract) Check your daily and monthly balances for remaining minutes, SMSs and data *141# Free
    Balance enquiry (MTN PayAsYouGo) Check your daily and monthly balances for remaining minutes, SMSs and data. *141# Free
    CallBack SMS someone to call you when you're out of airtime (e.g., *121*083 123 4567#). *121*(number)# Free
    Call diverting Dial **61*(number diverting to)# to divert unanswered calls (e.g., **61*083 123 4567#). **61*(number diverting to)# R9.99 per month
    Call diverting cancellation Cancels all call diverting. ##61# R9.99 per month
    Data bundle cancellation Cancel your data purchase. *141*5# Free
    Data bundle purchase Buy the data bundle you're looking for through our USSD interface. *141*2# Free
    Detailed balance enquiries Check your daily and monthly balances for remaining minutes, SMSs and data. *141*1# Free
    IMEI number Check your device's IMEI number and store it in a safe place for insurance purposes. *#06# Free
    International calling rates Know what you'll be paying before you phone abroad. *111*2# Free
    International Voicemail Retrieval Access your messages while abroad. *111# Free
    Master menu This code gives you access to all MTN services. *141*0# Free
    Manage Manage your bundles and subscriptions on your cellphone. *141*5# Free
    MTN Directory Enquiries Request listed numbers or ask for Call Connect to be forwarded to your requested number. *200# R2 per successful request
    MTN Eazi Recharge Buy bundles using your Absa, Nedbank or Standard Bank credit, cheque or debit card. *141*10# Free
    MTN Me2U Buy or transfer airtime, SMSs or data. *141*3# Free
    MTN Me4U Dial *141*(voucher number)*(cellphone number to be recharged)# and follow the prompts. *141* Free
    MTN PayAsYouGo Data Roaming Activate the service before you leave South Africa. Dial *141# to check your balance and *111*1# for rates. *111# Free
    MTN Pay4Me Call someone when you're out of airtime (e.g., *121*083 123 4567#). They'll be charged at 99c per minute. *127*(number)# Free
    MTN Service Set up your phone. *123# Free
    Price plan migration Compare and change price plans. *141*4*# Free
    Purchase Access all voice, SMS, data and promotional bundles. *141*2# Free
    Recharge via Absa Buy your airtime or data bundles through your bank. *120*2272# Free
    Recharge via Capitec Buy your airtime or data bundles through your bank. *120*3279# Free
    Recharge via FNB Buy your airtime or data bundles through your bank. *120*321# Free
    Recharge via Nedbank Buy your airtime or data bundles through your bank. *120*001# Free
    Recharge via Standard Bank Buy your airtime or data bundles through your bank. *120*2345# Free
    SMS bundle purchase Select the 'SMS' option to buy SMS bundles *141*2# Free
    SMS bundle cancellation Select the 'Manage Bundles' option to cancel SMS bundles. *141*5# Free
    SMS Roaming Activate the service before you leave South Africa. *111*14# Free
    Tariff analyser Compare rates. *141*4*0# Free
    Unblock cellphone (MTN Contract) Unblock your MTN Contract cellphone (dial **05*PUK number*New PIN code* then repeat new PIN code#). **05* Free
    MTN 1-4-1 Loyalty Register for the MTN 1-4-1 Loyalty programme and claim, spend and check points. *141*9# Free
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