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How to know who called your phone when it was off or out of Network (MTN, AIRTEL, 9MOBILE)




Your battery goes down and your phone is switched off. You do not want to be disturbed then you switch off your phone.

Some people will still call right? Won’t you like to know those that called?

Internet Service Providers (ISP) have made it possible for its customers to access this feature but most of us are ignorant. This is why I want to enlighten you on this.

Below are various steps to activate this feature on each ISP(Airtel, MTN, Glo, 9mobile):

1. 9mobile



Activating this service offered by Etisalat Nigeria is easy and and also free!

To activate the Etisalat Missed Call Notification on your line, dial the following USSD – 229269*1#. Within a 15 minuted at the maximum, you will receive a SMS informing you of a successful activation.

In case you ever change your mind about this service. I mean, in case you just have that odd feeling that you don’t like to know who called you when you were out of coverage, dial 229269*0# to deactivate.

2. MTN




To subscribe, send a SMS containing the text “MCN” to 131 and you will get a response with the following message :

Y’ello! You have successfully subscribed to Missed Call Alert for free. You will now receive notifications for all calls missed. To opt-out, text NOMCN to 131.

To unsubscribe, send a SMS with text “NOMCN” to 131 and you will get a message saying:

Y’ello! You have successfully unsubscribed from Missed Call Alert for free. You have stop receiving notifications for all calls missed. To opt-out, text MCN to 131.


That is how to subscribe and unsubscribe to the service that lets you know who called you while your phone was off on MTN.

3. Airtel




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Toactivate the alert for your line, dial 100117# or access the service through 100#, select More (option 11), then Missed Call Alert (option 7). This will give you the option to:

When you switch on your mobile phone or get back on the network, you will receive notification of missed calls via sms. The sms will contain information of calling party’s mobile number, time & date when the call was made.

When you activated this on Airtel Nigeria network, the caller will also be sent a notification telling them that the number they tried to call is now available. This way, they can also choose to call you back.

I had difficulties in finding out more about Glo. How about you use the comments section if you know the process for the Glo customers.

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