USSD: MTN moves to Flutterwave, Opay, Kuda, other payment channels following service disruption

Customers of MTN have experienced disruptions in USSD operations over the last few days, as reported in an earlier publication.

The disagreements over commission and service charges between the telecom giant and commercial banks have also halted other services jointly offered by the two parties.

Prompted by the disconnection, MTN is exploring other electronic payment platforms for its customers to recharge their phones.


According to a report from Punch, these alternative channels include payment solutions platforms such as Flutterwave, Jumia Pay, OPay, Kuda, Carbon and BillsnPay.

The mobile network operator, in a statement on Saturday, April 3, 2021, issued by its Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, also said customers could recharge airtime by dialling *904# and *606#.


In the statement, MTN said; 

"It will interest you to note that for the benefit of our customers who have been greatly inconvenienced by the service suspension, we now have alternative channels of accessing MTN services electronically.

Below is the list and links to access the various alternative platforms:

  • MTN On Demand is on *904# and also via;
  • Barter By Flutterwave (app);
  • Jumia Pay (app);
  • OPay (app);
  • MTN Xtratime airtime loans (*606#);
  • Carbon (app);
  • Kuda (app);
  • BillsnPay (app and web);
  • yMTN Web
  • Momo agent *223#

The Apps can be downloaded from the Playstore and the Appstore.”
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