How to activate MTN WhoDeyCall service

by Johnson Daniel
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Do you need to identify who indeed is calling you before picking up that call? Look no further because MTN WhoDeyCall service is all you need and more.

It is a service that shows the name of anyone that calls you, be it a blocked, unknown, or spam phone number. You will be able to see the caller’s name as a pop-up before you pick the call.

MTN WhoDeyCall service helps MTN customers identify the caller ID of a person calling their MTN line. For those of you who are familiar with Truecaller, you should understand how this works already. The service will also show you blocked, unknown, and spam phone numbers.

This MTN service is considered better than that of Truecaller because you don’t need to have an active internet connection to see any caller’s caller ID. You can use this service with or without the internet. However, the WhoDeyCall service is not free to use as you’re required to subscribe to any plans available for the service.

Why Use WhoDeyCall Service

  • You will be able to see the caller’s name as a pop-up before you answer the call.
  • Callers can be identified without the use of the internet.
  • It works on all device types.
  • It also shows blocked, unknown, and spam phone numbers.

How to activate MTN WhoDeyCall service

You can subscribe to the WhoDeyCall service either via SMS or USSD. To subscribe to this service via SMS, you need to send the following keyword to 5058.

  • SC1 –Subscribe for 24 hours, costs NGN5.
  • SC2 –Subscribe for seven days, costs NGN30.
  • SC3 –Subscribe for 30 days, costs NGN50.

To subscribe to this service via USSD, you need to dial ∗5058# then choose an option in the menu that pops up. How to activate MTN WhoDeyCall service

  • The daily plan costs N5.
  • The weekly plan costs N30.
  • The monthly plan costs N50.

Both postpaid and prepaid customers are entitled to this service, and you do not need to worry about device eligibility. This service is available to all devices.

Also, as an active WhoDeyCall user, you can update your name at no cost by texting <NAME> <Space> <Preferred Name> to 5058. WhoDeyCall Subscription fees are as follows:

Bundle Type

Validity

Price

Keyword

Short Code

Automatic Renewal

Unsubscribe

Daily

24hrs

NGN 5

SC1

5058

YSC1

STOP SC1

Weekly

7days

NGN30

SC2

5058

YSC2

STOP SC2

Monthly

30 days

NGN50

SC3

5058

YSC3

STOP SC3

Free

Seven days

Free

Free

Free

One-off

One-Off

How to opt-out of MTN WhoDeyCall service

You can unsubscribe from the service by texting STOP <Keyword> to 5058, or you can also unsubscribe from the service by dialing ∗5058#, then you reply with 4.

There is a free trial for this service that would see you use it for seven days without paying a dime. To do so, send “FREE” to “5058” via SMS. You have the option to stop the free trial. To do so, SMS “STOP FREE” to “5058.” The free trial is a one-off. If you send the keyword to 5058, you will be charged N30.

Finally, as an active WhoDeyCall subscriber, you have the option to modify your caller name at no cost. You can do so by sending “Name Preferred Name” to 5058 via SMS.

Points to note

  • All MTN’s new, existing prepaid, and post-paid customers are eligible for the service.
  • WhoDeyCall service works on all local (MTN and other networks), international, and roaming calls.
  • There is no limit to the number of calls that the service can identify in a day.
  • The callers cannot tell that you are using the WhoDeyCall service to see the unknown, hidden, or blocked phone numbers.
  • The service works on MTN Smart Feature, Android, and iOS phones.
  • You can enjoy the service without internet service.
  • To get tips on how to use the service, text HELP to 5058.

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