How to get free N10,000 airtime bonus on MTN

by Johnson Daniel

Ever since the Federal government asked customers of all networks in Nigeria to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their SIM cards, every telecom operator in the country has tried their possible best to ensure that their customer(s) complete this little task.

MTN on the other hand has gone a little further to reward their customers with a N10,000 airtime bonus to call friends and family for linking their NIN to their MTN SIM cards. This offer is called the ‘NIN Incentive Airtime bonus.’How to get N10,000 airtime bonus on MTN

If you don’t have a NIN, you can register at the nearest MTN enrolment centre via or any NIMC enrolment centre at

It’s easy to get this airtime bonus as an MTN customer, however, only MTN customers who are yet to submit their National Identity Number (NIN) on their MTN lines will be eligible for the airtime bonus. Eligible customers will receive the airtime bonus based on their spend band.

Steps on how to claim the NIN Incentive Airtime bonus

  • Dial ∗785∗Your NIN# on your MTN SIM card to submit your National Identity Number (NIN).
  • Once your NIN has been linked to your line, you will receive a message informing you that you can now access the airtime bonus and you will be able to access the airtime bonus.

The NIN Incentive Airtime Bonus will be valid for 7 days from the day the NIN is successfully linked to your line. For example, if your NIN is successfully linked on 24th October, your bonus will be valid from 24th -31st October. Any unused bonus will not roll over but will expire and be cleared on the day of expiry. The bonus cannot be used for International calls & SMS, roaming services, Share N’ sell OR to purchase bundles, VAS etc. The rates for this bonus are:

  • National Calls @N24 (40K/sec)
  • National SMS @N12
  • Data Browsing @N15/MB

How to check NIN Incentive Airtime bonus

You can check your airtime bonus at any time by dialling:

  • *556#
  • ∗559∗64#

Your national calls, SMS, data browsing will be deducted first from the NIN Incentive Airtime bonus account, after which subsequent charges will be deducted from other bonus/bundle/main accounts as applicable.

However, for YafunYafun and BetaTalk customers, the first 1-minute call of the day will be deducted first from your main account, after which subsequent charges will occur from your NIN Incentive Airtime bonus/other airtime bonus/bundle/Main account as applicable.

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