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How to Identify MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile Number: Prefix

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Have you ever received a call or a text message from an unknown number and wondered which network provider it belongs to? Or have you ever wanted to switch to a different network but didn’t know which prefix to use? This article is for you if you answered yes to any of these questions. 

In this article, I will show you how to identify MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile phone number: prefixes. I will also show you how to check your phone number on these networks. So, let’s get started!

How to Identify MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile Number: Prefix

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What is a Phone Number Prefix, and Benefits of Knowing It?

A phone number prefix is the first four digits of a phone number that indicate which network provider it belongs to. For example, if a phone number starts with 0803, it belongs to MTN. Knowing the phone number prefixes for each network can help you in many ways. For instance, you can:

  • Avoid unwanted calls or messages from unknown numbers by blocking or ignoring them.
  • knowing the network the number belongs to can help you save money because some Tariff Plans on your network may charge higher when you call other networks. Networks like 9mobile offer You & Me, where you can add 9mobile numbers you can call at a cheaper rate.
  • It will help you decide when switching  to a different network using the mobile number portability (MNP) service whether to change your phone number or not.
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How to Identify MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile Number: Prefix

Below are the prefixes for MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile. Knowing these prefixes will help you tell which network a number belongs to; this can be helpful when calling or sending call me back messages.

1. How to Identify MTN Phone Number: Prefixes

Below is a list of the prefixes of MTN numbers. You should know that the number is MTN when you get a call from any of the numbers below. MTN phone numbers begin with:

  • 0803
  • 0806
  • 0703
  • 0706
  • 0810
  • 0813
  • 0814
  • 0816
  • 0903
  • 0906
  • 0913
  • 0916

2. How to Identify Airtel Phone Number: Prefixes

Below is a list of the prefixes of Airtel phone numbers. You should know that the number is Airtel when you get a call from any of the numbers below. Airtel phone numbers begin with:

  • 0802
  • 0808
  • 0812
  • 0701
  • 0708
  • 0901
  • 0902
  • 0904
  • 0907
  • 0912
  • 0911

3. How to Identify GLO Phone Number: Prefixes

Below is a list of the prefixes of GLO phone numbers. You should know that the number belongs to GLO when you get a call from any of the numbers below. GLO phone numbers begin with:

  • 0805
  • 0807
  • 0811
  • 0705
  • 0815
  • 0905
  • 0915

4. How to Identify 9mobile Phone Number: Prefixes

Below is a list of the prefixes of 9mobile phone numbers. You should know that the number belongs to 9mobile when you get a call from any of the numbers below. 9mobile numbers start with:

  • 0809
  • 0817
  • 0818
  • 0908
  • 0909

Note: There are some occasions where you might find a number 0806 on the Airtel network because of the Mobile number portability (MNP) service. A user may port to MTN from Airtel or other networks to MTN.

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How to Check Your Phone Number on MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile

Sometimes, you may need to remember your phone number or confirm it for some reason. In such cases, you can quickly check your phone number on any of the four networks by following these simple steps:

1. How to Check Your MTN Phone Number

To check your MTN phone number, follow the instructions below:

  1. Dial *123# 
  2. Select account info
  3. Choose “My Number”

Read How to Know your MTN Number for other ways to check your MTN number.

2. How to Check Your Airtel Phone Number

To check your Airtel phone number, follow the instructions below:

 Step 1: Insert your Airtel SIM card into your phone.

Step 2: Open the dialer app, then dial the USSD Code: *121#

Step 3: Select “Manage My Account” from the menu that appears, then select “Show My Number”.

Step 3: Within a few seconds, you will get another flash message with your Airtel mobile number.

For other ways to check your Airtel number, read How to Know your Airtel Number.

3. How to Check Your GLO Phone Number

To check your GLO phone number, do the following;

Step 1: Open the dialer on your phone and dial *777#

Step 2: Select “My Tariff Plan,” option ‘5’ from the list.

Step 3: Select the “My Number” option by tapping on “3”

For other ways to check your GLO number, read How to know your GLO Number.

How to Check Your 9mobile Phone Number

To check your 9mobile phone number, follow the instructions below:

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Step 1: Open your phone’s dialer app.

Step 2: Dial *200# and select option 2 ‘My Account”

Step 3: Select option 5, “Show My Number” 

For other ways to check your GLO number, read How to Know your 9mobile number.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I Find the Prefix for a Phone Number?

The prefix for a phone is the first four (4) numbers that start the 11 digits of a phone number. You can know the network it belongs to by checking the corresponding prefix in the article.

Is 0814 an MTN Number?

Yes. 0814 is an MTN number prefix. Check out other prefixes for the MTN network above in this article.

What Can I Use to Check GLO Number?

*777#. Dial the code from your GLO line and follow the tips in this article to check your GLO number.

What Code Can I Use to Check My Airtel Number?

*121#. Follow the tips in this article to check your Airtel phone number.

 How Can I Switch to a Different Network Without Changing My Phone Number?

You can switch to a different network without changing your phone number by using the mobile number portability (MNP) service. This service lets you keep your phone number while changing your network provider. To use this service, you must visit any network provider’s outlets or agents and fill out a form with your details.

Conclusion

This article has shown you How to Identify MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile Number: Prefix. I have also shown you how to check your phone number on these networks. 

I hope this information will help you communicate better and enjoy the best services from your preferred network provider. Stay connected always!