MTN short codes

​​Section MTN Short Codes
MTNZ Anytime Sign-UpDial *205*2# and press send. You will receive a confirmation SMS saying: “Your service brand is successfully switched. This operation is free of charge. You will be charged from the next time.”
MTNZ Call Per Second Sign-UpDial *205*3# and press send. You will receive a confirmation SMS saying: “Your service brand is successfully switched. This operation is free of charge. You will be charged from the next time.”
MTNZ Rewards Sign-UpDial *336#. You will be presented with menu options. To register, select ‘option 1’. Alternatively dial *336*1# and press send.
MTNZ Rewards Balance CheckDial *336#. You will be presented with menu options. To check your balance, select ‘option 0’. Alternatively dial *336*0# and press send.
MTNZ Rewards Redeem PointsDial *336#. You will be presented with menu options. To view items that you can exchange for your points, selection ‘option 2’. Alternatively dial *336*2# and press send.
MTNZ SMS Bundles Sign-UpDial *337# and press send. You will be presented with menu options. Select ‘option 2’ if you would like to buy an SMS bundle that auto-renews monthly, otherwise select ‘option 1’ for a once-off purchase. You will then be presented with the various SMS bundle offers from which you can select.
MTNZ Zone Sign-UpDial *205*7# and press send. You will receive a confirmation SMS saying: “Your service brand is successfully switched. This operation is free of charge. You will be charged from the next time.”
MTNZ Zone Sign-UpCall 111, select ‘option 3’ and select ‘MTN Zone tariff plan’. Then select ‘option 2’, then select ‘option 1’, and then select ‘option 1’ again to confirm migration.
MTNZ Zone View RatesTo view information on MTN Zone dial *206# and press send. To view zone rates select ‘option 1’ from the menu presented and press send. Then press 1 for call rates, or 2 for SMS rates.
MTNZ Cell Broadcast Set-Up

Cell Broadcast is a message that you can setup on your phone which will then display your area info. Cell Broadcast is used by MTN to display the rates you will be charged on the calls you make if you are on the MTN Zone Tariff plan. To setup Cell Broadcast you can follow these easy steps, it may differ depending on the phone you have. You can also check your phone manual or contact 511 to help setup Cell Broadcast.

  1. Select “Options” under “Messages
  2. Select “Settings” & then “Cell Broadcast” under “Options”
  3. Turn “Reception” on
  4. Press ‘back’ to return to main menu
MTNZ Time2ShareIf your friends  or a family member is running out of talk time, you can share your talk time with them. Dial *224*amount*966xxxxx# or 111 and follow the voice prompts.
MTNZ Time4UYou can recharge another MTN Pay As You Go number with Time4U. You don’t have to scratch and SMS the pin, you can just send it directly by dialling *113*966xxxxxx#voucher number# or 111 and follow the voice prompts.
MTNZ Free HelpContact our call centre for free by dialling 111. You will be presented with various self service options. If you need more help press 0 to speak to a call centre agent.
MTNZ Balance EnquiryDial *114# and press send. You will then receive a message saying; “Y’ello! Your account balance is Kxxxx.”
MTNZ Airtime Top-UpDial *113*recharge PIN# and press send. You will receive a message saying; “You have successfully recharged your account with Kxxxx. Your new account balance is Kxxxx.”
MTNZ Check Tariff PlanTo check the tariff plan you are on, dial *205# and press send.
MTNZ Data BundlesDial *335# and press send. Select ‘option 1’ to purchase a data bundle. You will then be presented with the various data bundle offers from which you can select. Once a bundle is selected, select ‘option 2’ if you would like to buy a bundle that auto-renews monthly, otherwise select ‘option 1’ for a once-off purchase.
MTNZ Family & FriendsTo set up, dial 111, select ‘option 3’ and then ‘option 1’ to activate, or dial 226 and follow the voice instructions.
MTNZ Family & Friends RegistrationTo add a number dial *226*1*0966xxxxx#.
MTNZ Family & Friends Add a NumberTo modify or change a number, you need to know the position of the number you would like to change. To query the position of a number, dial *226*3*0966xxxxxx#.
MTNZ Family & Friends TutorialFor a tutorial, send a blank message to 226 or dial 226.
MTNZ Connect SMS to EmailCompose a text message. Enter the email address of the recipient, leave a space, type the message and send to 121
MTNZ Connect Email to SMSType your email and then send to +260966xxxxxx@mtnconnect.co.zm (+260966xxxxxx being the number of the recipient).
MTNZ Missed Call notificationThis service allows for subscribers to receive a notification of numbers that have called them whilst they were unavailable. To activate, dial 223, select option 1 to activate and follow the voice instructions.
MTNZ Call Me BackCompose a text message. Type SOS(space)0966xxxxx and send to 5505.
MTNZ Call Me Back (other network)Compose a text message. Type SOS(space)0977xxxxx and send to 5506.
MTNZ Blackberry Subscribe/RenewTo access the BlackBerry menu dial *323# and send. To activate your Blackberry service select option 1. You will be presented with a daily, weekly and monthly option to select from.
MTNZ Voicemail ActivationTo access the voicemail menu dial *320# and send. To activate your voicemail select ‘option 1’. You will be presented with Full VM and VM Express options to select from. Once the service is activated, remember to activate your call diverts or call forwarding by selecting your desired option when you would like your voicemail to kick in, for example: when you are busy, unreachable, or your phone is off. To do this, simply go to your call forwarding or call diverts option on your phone menu and place the MTN voicemail number +260966760100 on your desired option or options.
MTNZ Voicemail listen to messagesYou can dial 100 to listen to your voice messages.
MTNZ Mobile Money

Register by visiting any MTN service centre or Mobile Money agent across the country. All you will need to have on you is your MTN SIM card and any valid identification i.e. NRC, drivers license or passport. Within a couple of minutes you will be a registered MTN Mobile Money user and by simply dialling *303# you will be managing your cash from your phone!

If you dial *303# you will then be given the option to send money, check your balance, pay bills and much more.

MTNZ One World recharge (roaming)While roaming on any of our SEA partners, buy a local recharge card and simply dial *222*voucher number#. You will be credited the Kwacha equivalent to your account. To check your balance simply dial *1114#.
MTNZ International Calling BundlesDial *339# and press send. Select ‘option 2’ if you would like to buy an International Calling bundle that auto-renews monthly, otherwise select ‘option 1’ for a once-off purchase. You will then be presented with the various bundle offers from which you can select.