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How to Check Bonuses and Airtime Balance on MTN Network

Learn about how to check bonuses and airtime balance on MTN network by reading this article. MTN is the leading telecommunications company in Nigeria in terms of network coverage. The network provider has a presence in over 200 cities/towns across the country.

I remember going to my village in the Southeastern part of Nigeria for the Xmas holiday and MTN was the only stable network provider over there. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN has the highest subscribers count and controls over 40% of the total market share. They also offer some of the best bonuses which we will discuss here.

How to Check Bonuses on MTN Network


This is a reward package for both prepaid and postpaid customers. Get 275% bonus airtime on every recharge between N1 and N99 or 400% airtime bonus on recharge of N100 and above. The 400% recharge value has a validity of 30 days while the 275% recharge value has a validity of 14 days. Once you have been given the bonus recharge value, you can check the bonus balance by dialling this USSD Code: *559*14#.

MTN Beta Talk:

This tariff plan rewards its customers with 250% airtime bonus on every N100 and above recharge. Dial *559*43# to check the bonus airtime.

MTN Start Pack:

This tariff plan is mainly for new customers on the MTN network. You’ll get a 500% bonus airtime on every recharge. Dial *559*17# to check the bonus airtime.

MTN True Talk:

This is one of the most popular tariff plans on the MTN Network. Get N300 bonus airtime weekly on every N200 recharge to call 2 special registered number. You can check the available bonus balance by dialling *556#.

How to Check Airtime on MTN Network

Checking of airtime on the MTN network is actually pretty simple and easy. On your MTN SIM, dial the USSD Code: *556# you’ll receive a pop-up SMS showing how much airtime you have left on your SIM.

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