How to know the network of a number in Nigeria

by Abdulrazaq
How to know the network of a number in Nigeria

Have you just seen some telephone numbers but you can’t deduce the type of network they are? In this article, I will show with you how to know the network of a number in Nigeria.

Did you just see the number that starts with the prefix ”0909” or ”0703” or ”0816” and get confused the type of network it is? Please continue reading this post for more important information on how to know their network type!!

No matter the highest rate at which network providers in Nigeria generate alike telephone number to their subscribers, it is very important to note that any phone number that starts with the prefix 0803 and 0806 belongs to MTN, 0802 belongs to Airtel, 0805 belongs to Glo, 0809 belongs to 9Mobile.

Now, let’s start explaining to you all networks in Nigeria and the prefix of the telephone number they produce to their subscribers.

How to know the type of network using the prefix of the number

To know the network of a number in Nigeria using the first four prefix, please check the tables and lists in this article below.

You may ask, what is the phrase ‘phone number prefix’?. Phone number prefix is simply the first four sets of numbers that are at the beginning of every phone number and we use them to identify a particular network service provider between others. For example, 0812-970-2667. The first four numbers of this number are the phone number prefix, hence we can deduce that the number is an Airtel number.


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It should not be a news that any telephone number that start with the following numbers as their phone number prefix is an MTN network:

  • 0803
  • 0806
  • 0703
  • 0706
  • 0813
  • 0816
  • 0810
  • 0814
  • 0903

The phone number prefix that indicates the type of network of a particular telephone number are discussed below for all networks providers in Nigeria.

  • MTN Number Code : 0803…, 0703…, 0903…, 0806…, 0706…, 0813…, 0810…, 0814…, 0816…
  • GLO Number Code: 0805…, 0705…, 0905…, 0807…, 0815…, 0811…, 0905…
  • 9Mobile   Number Code: 0809…, 0909…, 0817…, 0818…
  • AIRTEL   Number Code: 0802…, 0902…, 0701…, 0808…, 0708…, 0812…

Glo network prefix phone number

The first four digit numbers which you can use to identify if the network is Glo are:

PHONE NUMBER PREFIXPHONE NUMBER SAMPLE
08050805XXXXXXX
09050905XXXXXXX
08070807XXXXXXX
08110811XXXXXXX
07050705XXXXXXX
08150815XXXXXXX

MTN network prefix number

0909 is what network in Nigeria? Is it MTN network or Glo network? Let’s find out!! The prefixex for the MTN telephone number are discussed in the table below.

PHONE NUMBER PREFIXPHONE NUMBER PREFIX
08030803XXXXXXX
08160816XXXXXXX
09030903XXXXXXX
08100810XXXXXXX
08060806XXXXXXX
07030703XXXXXXX
07060706XXXXXXX
08130813XXXXXXX
08140814XXXXXXX
09060906XXXXXXX

9Mobile phone number prefix

If any telephone number is prefixed with any of the phone prefix number in the table below, then note yourself that it is a 9Mobile network.

PHONE PREFIX NUMBERPHONE NUMBER SAMPLE
09090909XXXXXXX
09080908XXXXXXX
08180818XXXXXXX
08090809XXXXXXX
08170817XXXXXXX

Airtel phone number prefix

The following phone number prefixes are the one of Airtel network. Please take note of them!!

PHONE PREFIX NUMBERPHONE NUMBER SAMPLE
09070907XXXXXXX
07080708XXXXXXX
08020802XXXXXXX
09020902XXXXXXX
08120812XXXXXXX
08080808XXXXXXX
07010701XXXXXXX

Conclusion

If you have been searching ”0907, 0909, 0701, 0810, 0816, 0818, 0703 is what network in Nigeria, then please read this article carefully as we have explained them step by step above.

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