How to Identify all Nigerian Phone Number Prefixes
We discovered that many of our users on Tachio have been making a big mistake confusing Glo numbers to Airtel numbers, MTN to 9Moble, and vice versa. So, in this article, we are going to cover a list of phone numbers in Nigeria and their corresponding prefixes like 0703, and 0802. Does this number 0908 belong to MTN, Glo, Airtel, or 9Mobile? This article will shine a bright light on this confusion.
First of all,
WHAT IS A PHONE NUMBER PREFIX?
Probably you are wondering within yourself what the phrase ‘phone number prefix’ means. It simply means the first four sets of numbers that you see at the beginning of every phone number, which are used to identify a particular network service provider, against the others. Example 0706-530-4321. The first four numbers of this number are the prefix, and it tells us that the number is an MTN number. In Nigeria, we have a lot of network service providers, with a multiplicity of phone number prefixes. These, amongst others, are listed below:
MTN NIGERIA PHONE NUMBER PREFIXES
The numbers below are for MTN Nigeria. This means any gsm number that starts with any of the 4-digits stated below is owned by MTN.
GLO NIG PHONE NUMBER PREFIXES
These five are for Glo Nigeria. They started with 0805, and are continually acquiring new prefixes. They include;
AIRTEL NIG PHONE NUMBER PREFIXES
Airtel, an Indian telecom company, has the following number prefixes under its control. They include;
9MOBILE NIG PHONE NUMBER PREFIXES
9Mobile network covers the following numbers below;
Please always make sure you check the prefix of all numbers properly before sending airtime or data bundles on them.
|MTN NUMBER PREFIXES|
|GLO NUMBER PREFIXES|
|AIRTEL NUMBER PREFIXES|
|9MOBILE NUMBER PREFIXES (Formerly Etisalat)|