GSM Numbers in Nigeria and their Corresponding Networks

In this post we will look at different GSM numbers in Nigeria and their corresponding networks. Here you will see both old and new Nigeria mobile number formats for different networks.

Since the release of 081 series of GSM numbers, it’s becoming very difficult to tell wish network a particular number belongs to.

Before now, many Nigerians knew that 0803 and 0806 belongs to MTN, 0802 belongs to Airtel, 0805 belongs to Glo, 0809 belongs to Etisalat (now 9Mobile) and so on.

Now, the GSM number variations is getting too many due to increasing numbers of subscribers. The Nigerian Communication Commission in collaboration with GSM network providers have introduced new series of GSM numbers that are far different from the generic 080XXX. Now you you will see the likes of 081, 070 and GSM Numbers in Nigeria and their Corresponding NetworksBecause of these variations, you may be forced to ask;

  • 08109 is which network
  • 0818 is which network
  • which network is 0701
  • 0907 is what network in nigeria
  • 0810 is what network in nigeria
  • what network is 0701 in nigeria
  • which network is 0907
  • what is the nigeria mobile number format
  • what does mtn numbers start with
  • what is mtn numbers prefix
  • and so on... 

Here, we will list all GSM numbers in Nigeria and their corresponding networks based on their prefixes.

GSM Numbers in Nigeria and their Corresponding Networks

PrefixNetwork
0701xAirtel Nigeria
0702Smile
07025Visafone
07026Visafone
07027Multi-Links
07028Starcomms
07029Starcomms
0703MTN Nigeria
0704Visafone
0705Globacom
0706MTN Nigeria
0707ZoomMobile (formerly Reltel)
0708Airtel Nigeria
0709Multi-Links
0802Airtel Nigeria
0803MTN Nigeria
0804Ntel
0805Globacom
0806MTN Nigeria
0807Globacom
0808Airtel Nigeria
0809Etisalat Nigeria
0810MTN Nigeria
0811Globacom
0812Airtel Nigeria
0813MTN Nigeria
0814MTN Nigeria
0815Globacom
0816MTN Nigeria
0817Etisalat Nigeria
0818Etisalat Nigeria
0819Starcomms
0909Etisalat Nigeria
0908Etisalat Nigeria
0902Airtel Nigeria
0903MTN Nigeria
0905Globacom
0906MTN Nigeria
0907Airtel Nigeria

How to Dial GSM Numbers in Nigeria to Make Calls 

  • 0xxx xxx xxxx – Calls to a mobile number (see below)
  • +234 1 xxx xxxx – Calls from outside Nigeria
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