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.

GSM Numbers in Nigeria and their Corresponding Networks

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 090s.

Because 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…

Don’t worry, we have answers for you here at

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

Prefix Network
0701x Airtel Nigeria
0702 Smile
07025 Visafone
07026 Visafone
07027 Multi-Links
07028 Starcomms
07029 Starcomms
0703 MTN Nigeria
0704 Visafone
0705 Globacom
0706 MTN Nigeria
0707 ZoomMobile (formerly Reltel)
0708 Airtel Nigeria
0709 Multi-Links
0802 Airtel Nigeria
0803 MTN Nigeria
0804 Ntel
0805 Globacom
0806 MTN Nigeria
0807 Globacom
0808 Airtel Nigeria
0809 Etisalat Nigeria
0810 MTN Nigeria
0811 Globacom
0812 Airtel Nigeria
0813 MTN Nigeria
0814 MTN Nigeria
0815 Globacom
0816 MTN Nigeria
0817 Etisalat Nigeria
0818 Etisalat Nigeria
0819 Starcomms
0909 Etisalat Nigeria
0908 Etisalat Nigeria
0902 Airtel Nigeria
0903 MTN Nigeria
0905 Globacom
0906 MTN Nigeria
0907 Airtel 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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Remember to add +234 before you start dialing any Nigerian GSM number if you reside outside Nigeria (international calls to Nigeria).


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