MTN Network Prefixes

Before now, the MTN network prefixes were initially 0803, 0806 among others. Recently, the MTN added 3 new network prefixes to it’s existed prefixes, making a total number of prefixes 13.

The new network prefixes are 0704, 07025, 07026.

The “0803” and “0806” got exhausted around 2009, making way for new ones, like the 0813 Numbering range which was unveiled after the “0803” and “0806” got exhauste.

With the different prefixes, many subscribers get confused which prefixes is that of MTN lines apart from the initial “0803” and “0806” which is commonly understood.

As compiled by Geeky Nigeria, MTN subscribers who aren’t sure which Network Prefix is MTN Nigeria, can get a comprehensive list of the MTN Network Prefixes as listed below.

MTN Mobile Phone Network Prefixes

A Network prefix formerly used by defunct Visafone, which MTN Nigeria acquired.

The “07025” prefix was formerly associated with the now defunct Visafone. MTN Nigeria acquired Visafone in late December 2015.

The prefix was for the defunct Visafone, which was acquired by MTN Nigeria.

MTN Nigeria started commercial operations via the 0803 prefix in 2001. It was the first to be used by the Network.

The second network prefix used by MTN Nigeria after “0803”. It was launched in 2005.

One of MTN Nigeria’s pioneering Network prefixes. It was launched in 2007, after they acquired the Unified Access license.

One of the first network prefixes used by MTN. It was rolled in after “0803” and “0806”.

MTN Nigeria launched the “0810” prefix in 2011. According to their tweet, they did so to give more power to 50 Million Nigerians.

The prefix was unveiled in 2009, after MTN Nigeria exhausted the “0803” and “0806” prefix.

“0814” was introduced in December 2012.

The prefix was launched in December 2009. That same year, MTN Nigeria was quoted to have secured approval from NCC for submarine cable landing station.

MTN introduced this number prefix in 2013.

The “0906” prefix was announced in 2017, 4 years after “0903” was unveiled.


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