Explore the list of all MTN Self Service SMS Short Codes in South Africa. Use the USSD code to find information and request services quickly, manage your account, claim prizes, recharge and sign up for subscriptions.
MTN SMS South African Short Codes
The most commonly used codes in South Africa are:
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Check your MTN balance
Detailed balance inquiries
Buy voice, SMS, data, and promotional bundles
Recharge your balances using a debit or credit card.
Divert unanswered calls to another number.
- **61*the number diverting to #
Subscription: R9,99 per month
Call diverting cancellation
Cancel all call diversions.
Subscription: R9,99 per month
Stop a data bundle purchase
Cancel your data purchase.
Find your IMEI number
Display your device’s IMEI number onscreen.
International calling rates
Know what you’ll be paying before you make a cross-border call.
International voicemail retrieval
Listen to voicemails while abroad.
Oversee all your bundles and subscriptions.
Ask for a listed person or business’ contact number or have that number automatically dialed with Call Connect.
Cost: R2 per successful request
Buy or transfer airtime, SMSs, or data.
Recharge another MTN number using a Prepaid voucher.
- *141*(voucher number)*(cellphone number to be recharged
Then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the recharge.
Prepaid data roaming
Set up the ability to use your device while traveling.
Check your prepaid roaming balance
View prepaid roaming rates
Make a reverse-billed call when you don’t have any airtime or data available. The person you’re calling will be charged 99c per minute for the duration of the call.
Get all the phone and network settings you need sent to your device.
Compare price plans – Migration
Compare and change price plans.
Recharge via Absa
Pay for recharges using an Absa account.
Recharge via Capitec
Pay for recharges using a Capitec account.
Recharge via FNB
Pay for recharges using an FNB account.
Recharge via Nedbank
Pay for recharges using a Nedbank account.
Recharge via Standard Bank
Pay for recharges using a Standard Bank account.
Cancel an SMS bundle purchase
Select the ‘Manage Bundles’ option to cancel SMS bundles.
Receive and reply to SMS messages while you roam internationally.
Unblock your cellphone
Reactivate your account.
- **05*PUK number*New PIN code* then repeat new PIN code#
Activate your YelloBucks account, get free prizes in the daily Play&Win and spend your YelloBucks.
Register for an account, manage your MoMo money and send or receive cash.
For MTN customers: xtratime
For non-MTN customers
Missed call notifications
Access your voicemail menu.
COVID-19 support materials and information
Send a request asking someone to call you.
Swap your old SIM card for a new SIM card.
ask the person you’re about to call to pay for the phone call
Register your new SIM card through the RICA process to activate it.
Personalized social bundle deals
Scratch & Win
Self-help menu for contract customers
Find answers to any questions you may have about your contract.
Self-help menu for Prepaid customers
Get all the help you need to manage your Prepaid account.
Browse all the available Zone deals.
Browse all the Pulse bundle offers
Apply for an airtime advance and only pay for it on your next recharge.
Ask someone to send you airtime, data, or SMS bundles.