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List of Mobile number prefixes in Nigeria

Knowing which network a Mobile number is with its beginning 5 digits amongst telecom operators in Nigeria 🇳🇬 can most difficult. For example, you should know that most numbers starting with 0806, 0803 or 0814 are MTN numbers.

There are called Prefixes of Telephone numbers. Want to know what prefix belongs to MTN NG, Glo NG, Airtel Nigeria, 9mobile, Smile networks? There are all listed below.

Mobile telephone number prefixes are very difficult to understand. Nigeria is so congested that those generic numbers can’t adequately go around the whole population, which where only limited to 0803, 0802, 0805 and 0809😂. Gone are the days👍

Have you ever tried to unravel the carrier of a particular number? Numbers such as the ones you’d find below are quite disturbing😢 when you need to call a specific carrier using the same network. I’ve listed below all mobile phone number prefixes in Nigeria as of the time of publishing this article… Although, a constant update shall be carried out to include any new number prefix.

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Note about number prefixes below:

Nigeria implemented Mobile Number Portability in 2013, so the number prefix cannot be reliably used to determine operator anymore.

Mobile number portability is the ability of a network customer to request to switch from one network to another without a change of number, that’s, an MTN user can switch his mobile number to Glo without lossing the number. Find out about how to switch your network without your number in Nigeria

That said, let’s delve right into this article on Naijaknowhow. Check the table below for your mobile number prefixes.

Complete List of network prefixes of major networks in Nigeria

Network

Number Prefixes

Glo 0805xxxxxxx
0807xxxxxxx
0811xxxxxxx
0815xxxxxxx
0705xxxxxxx
0905xxxxxxx
9mobile(Etisalat) 0809xxxxxxx
0817xxxxxxx
0818xxxxxxx
0908xxxxxxx
0909xxxxxxx
Airtel 0802xxxxxxx
0808xxxxxxx
0812xxxxxxx
0708xxxxxxx
0701xxxxxxx
0902xxxxxxx
0901xxxxxxx
0907xxxxxxx
MTN 0803xxxxxxx
0806xxxxxxx
0814xxxxxxx
0810xxxxxxx
0813xxxxxxx
0814xxxxxxx
0816xxxxxxx
0703xxxxxxx
0706xxxxxxx
0903xxxxxxx
0906xxxxxxx

This’s a summary table of the prefix of major networks networks in Nigeria.

We’ll be listing a complete list of all the available mobile networks prefix(beginning 5 digits) in Nigeria, starting with MTN, Glo, down to Smile, Multilinks, e.t.c.

MTN number prefixes

  • 0803xxxxxxx
  • 0806xxxxxxx
  • 0814xxxxxxx
  • 0810xxxxxxx
  • 0813xxxxxxx
  • 0814xxxxxxx
  • 0816xxxxxxx
  • 0703xxxxxxx
  • 0706xxxxxxx
  • 0903xxxxxxx
  • 0906xxxxxxx
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9mobile (Etisalat) Number Prefixes

  • 0809xxxxxxx
  • 0817xxxxxxx
  • 0818xxxxxxx
  • 0908xxxxxxx
  • 0909xxxxxxx

Airtel Nigeria Number Prefixes

  • 0802xxxxxxx
  • 0808xxxxxxx
  • 0812xxxxxxx
  • 0708xxxxxxx
  • 0701xxxxxxx
  • 0902xxxxxxx
  • 0901xxxxxxx
  • 0907xxxxxxx

GLO Number Prefixes

  • 0805xxxxxxx
  • 0807xxxxxxx
  • 0811xxxxxxx
  • 0815xxxxxxx
  • 0705xxxxxxx
  • 0905xxxxxxx

NTEL Number Prefix

  • 0804xxxxxxx

List of Smile Number Prefix

  • 0702xxxxxxx

Multilinks Number Prefixes

  • 0709xxxxxxx

Visafone Number Prefixes

  • 07025xxxxxx
  • 07026xxxxxx
  • 0704xxxxxxx

If you find this post interesting, please share with friends.

Most use this information to know the network of a friend sometimes to know which recharge card network to buy and the rest.

In all, it is important to know which network a number belongs to and this article can help you do just that.

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