MTN launches WhoDeyCall service to help identify a caller

by Johnson Daniel

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 the caller ID of any caller. It can be used 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.

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 7 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. photo5780758082287154169

  • 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.

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 7 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 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.

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