All MTN South Africa Shortcodes Guide

Do you know you can do more if you have all the MTN South Africa shortcodes at your fingertips? This guide contains all the MTN shortcodes you must know.


MTN South Africa offers a range of shortcodes that allow subscribers to access various services and manage their accounts. Keep in mind that some of these codes may change over time, so it’s always a good idea to check the official MTN South Africa website or contact their customer service for the most up-to-date information.

All MTN South Africa Shortcodes Guide

Note that all these codes might change in the future. As of the time of this article, the codes in the table below are active MTN South Africa shortcodes extracted directly from the MTN South Africa website.

If you landed on this page in search of MTN Ghana shortcodes, click the link. I have written a full list of all the codes earlier. You can check them out.

Service DescriptionUSSD Code
Main menu*130*0#
Check your balance*136#
Detailed balance inquiries*136*1#
Buy voice, SMS, data, and promotional bundles*136*2#
Eazi Recharge*136*10#
Call diverting**61*the number diverting to#
Subscription: R9.99 per month*61#
Call diverting cancellation##61#
Stop a data bundle purchase*136*5#
Find your IMEI number*#06#
International calling rates*135*2#
International voicemail retrieval*135#
Manage subscriptions*136*5#
Me4U*141*(voucher number)*(cellphone number to be recharged#
Prepaid data roaming*135#
Check your prepaid roaming balance*141#
View prepaid roaming rates*111*1#
Device setup*123#
Compare price plans – Migration*136*4#
Recharge via Absa*120*2272#
Recharge via Capitec*120*3279#
Recharge via FNB*120*321#
Recharge via Nedbank*120*001#
Recharge via Standard Bank*120*2345#
Cancel an SMS bundle purchase*136*5#
SMS Roaming*135*14#
Unblock your cellphone**05*PUK number*New PIN code*then repeat new PIN code#
MyMTN YelloBucks*234#
MoMoFor MTN customers: *151*1#
For non-MTN customers: *120*151#
Missed call notifications*100#
International Roaming*111#
COVID-19 support materials and information*120#
Play menu*123#
Betal Labs*124#
SIM Swap*126*7927#
Personalized offers*142#
Personalized social bundle deals*143#
Financial services*151#
Digital subscriptions*155#
Scratch & Win*156#
Self-help menu for contract customers*162#
Self-help menu for Prepaid customers*173#
Account settings*136*5#
Ask someone to send you airtime, data or SMS bundles*136*3#

Other MTN South Africa shortcodes

There are other shortcodes that you might not find on this list. One of them is the shortcode for performing MTN SIM card swap in South Africa. I have written a full tutorial about the SIM card swap in an earlier article which you can read if you want to do that.

The code for performing the MTN South Africa SIM replacement is *135*2#. If you know of any other that has changed or is not listed here, you can alert us in the comment section and we will update or add it to the list.

There is another important MTN Shortcode that you must take a critical look at. That is the *100#. It is the voicemail code.

For some of these shortcodes, you can simply call them and follow the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) to start using them.


What is the MTN Shortcode for airtime?

If you want to check your MTN South Africa airtime balance, the shortcode is *136#. If you want to recharge for another user, use *141*(voucher number)*(cellphone number to be recharged)#. Use *136*10# for MTN Eazi Recharge.

How do I buy data with MTN Shortcode?

There are different types of data bundles with different codes for purchase. Dial *136*2# if you want to purchase data, voice, or SMS bundles. You can also get promotional data bundles this way.
If you want a personalized offer, dial *142#.

If you have questions that have not been answered in this section, kindly leave them in the comment section and I will reply as early as possible.

If for some reason you have been getting frequent deductions on your SIM card, follow this guide I wrote earlier about how to check subscriptions on MTN South Africa and cancel them. This will help you check and cancel all the unnecessary deductions. 


These are some of the MTN shortcodes you need if you really want to make more out of your MTN South Africa SIM card.

Note that some of these codes might change or become inactive in the future. In such cases, refer to the official MTN South Africa website for the working codes.

If you have any questions or suggestions, kindly leave them in the comment section and we will reply as early as possible.

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