Is it that easy to check your MTN number on your phone?
To check your phone number on MTN Ghana, dial *156#. Your 10-digit number will be displayed on your phone’s screen.
Anyway, you may think it is really awkward for someone to forget just ten digits of their own phone number. Well, we all do it. I just did it yesterday.
The average Ghanaian has at least two SIM cards because of the introduction of phones with multiple SIM cards. Remembering these numbers is challenging but with time they begin to stick.
People who change their SIM cards due to poor network coverage, cheaper call rates, or better data service charges on other networks often face this problem.
Having many SIM cards is not the problem but remembering each number is.
In this article, we are going to provide the various ways to check your MTN number. In order to do that, one must have an active MTN SIM card in a mobile phone, airtime (not required for all procedures) and good network coverage.
THE SIM CARD’S PACKAGE
The quickest and commonest way to know one’s phone number is via the SIM card casing. The package comes with vital information about the SIM card usually found at the back.
PIN code, PUK code and phone number are the information often found. Should your SIM card get blocked, this information will help to unblock it thus should be kept safely.
CHECKING YOUR SIM CARD NUMBER VIA A CALL
What if you can’t find your SIM card casing, is there another way to check your MTN number?
Calling a friend or a relative is another common way to check your MTN number. This procedure requires airtime in order to place the call. Follow these simple steps;
- Launch your dial pad
- Input the friend’s phone number.
- Place the call and obtain your SIM card information from a friend or relative.
“MTN Pay for me service” could also be used if you do not have any airtime to place calls. Just dial “154xxxxxxxxxx” where ‘X is the recipient’s number, then place the call.
CHECKING YOUR SIM CARD NUMBER VIA SMS
Having an active known SIM card number in the same phone as the unknown could help eliminate any third party when checking your number. Follow these steps:
- Go to your messages app.
- Press on compose a new message Enter the known phone number on the receiver’s text box
- Type any word in the SMS body.
- Send the SMS from the MTN line (unknown)
- Note the contact details on a piece of paper for future reference.
CONTACTING MTN CALL CENTRE
MTN call Centre practically has all customers’ details including their registration information, airtime balance, bundles, and subscriptions. Follow these steps to get in touch with them.
- Launch your dial pad
- Dial 100 and make the call from your (unknown) MTN line
- Reply with your preferred language
- Follow voice prompts to speak to their agents
- Request for your phone number
- Write it down for reference
CHECKING YOUR NUMBER VIA USSD (SHORT CODE)
If there’s no third party, no airtime or you can’t find your SIM card packaging; you can still check your number using the following steps.
- Dial *156#
- Place the call using the unknown MTN line
- Select 1, check my MTN number
- Voila! Your MTN number
Were you able to recover your forgotten MTN number? Which method was easiest? Well, let us know from the comments. Remember, sharing is caring!!
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