Telecommunications operators In Nigeria have adopted the Nigerian Communication Commission’s approval of a unified Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, USSD, for all mobile networks in the Country.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had approved the unified USSD codes in Nigeria to enable all mobile network services to use the same customer care number, the same code for checking data balances, the same code for credit recharge, etc.
In March 2023, the commission informed all concerned parties to migrate and fully implement the Unified USSD codes by May 17, 2023, to enable harmonised short codes (HSC) for all mobile networks so that there will be no issues to recharge or check Balance on all mobile networks.
The implementation commenced on May 18, 2023
Below is a list of the Unified USSD codes for all mobile networks in Nigeria:
Call Centers: 300
Borrow Services: *303#
Stop Service: *305#
Check Balance: *310#
Credit Recharge: *311#
Data Plan: *312#
Data plan balance: *323#
Share Services: *321#
The commission will not change some codes and their functions; these codes are DND: 2442, Porting services: 3232, NIN Verification and NIN-SIM Linkage: *996#