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Make Free Call While the Receiver Pays on MTN – Have you ever been stranded without airtime, but you really want to speak to your loved one or a business partner?

You could probably be in a remote environment where you cannot buy airtime, but you cannot really give up on the call you want to make at the time.

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Major Network providers allow users to access the “Receiver pays service” with different USSD, the service is only available to users on the same network that’s to say that an MTN Subscriber cannot use the network.

I have written the same for other networks see below links if you are not using MTN.

How To Make Call While The Receiver Pays On MTN

To use the receiver pays service on MTN you will have to follow the instructions below.

Step 1. You can place a call to the recipient by dialling 121 followed by the number#.

For Example:


Step 2. When you’ve successfully dialled the number, you will receive the following response from MTN Nigeria:

Step 3. Now, MTN Nigeria network will try to verify if the intending sponsor (receivers) of the call to which you’ve placed the call, two things.

  • The receivers Tariff plan.
  • The receiver’s Account Balance.

After MTN Network has done that, the receiver will receive this message.

“Welcome to MTN Call Sponsor service”

  • Press 1 to accept,
  • Press 2 to reject,
  • Press 3 to accept and add to the white list,
  • Press 4 to reject and add to blacklist.

Now, your call sponsor will be required to either press;

  1. To accept the call
  2. To reject the call
  3. To accept the call and add your number to the white list.
  4. To reject the call and add your number to the blacklist.

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Note, however, that if you called sponsor presses 1, the call will be connected and your recipient’s mobile number called will be charged for the call according to her/his MTN2MTN tariff plan rate.

However, if your call receiver presses 2, the call will be rejected and you will receive a notification.

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.



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    Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 12:19 at 12:19 pm


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