MTN WhoDeyCall Service — Details and Activation

The MTN WhoDeyCall service is a new addition to the operator’s long list of recent releases.

As the name implies, the new feature serves the purpose of revealing the identity of a caller be it an MTN subscriber or one from another network.
MTN WhoDeyCall

Hoping to outdo a similar service from Truecaller, the MTN WhoDeyCall service would be offline-based rather than through the use of the internet. Truecaller is an internet-based app which obtains the contacts of a user registered to the service into its server. Its filtering algorithm picks out the details of the contacts obtained and subsequently displays it to other registered users. However, the WhoDeyCall service isn’t of this nature.

The MTN WhoDeyCall service in details

WhoDeyCall service from MTN is supported by all devices, as such there’s no need for an internet connection. Aside the unnecessary need for internet connectivity, a user subscribed to the service would be able to obtain the identity of callers with hidden and blocked numbers.

International phone calls would also be identified in addition to those from roaming subscribers. MTN affords to its subscribers the benefit of experiencing the service on a 7 days free trial. This is done by texting free to 5058. This trial is a one-time offer, as such, dialing the code multiple times attracts a charge of N30.

The MTN WhoDeyCall service according to the operator doesn’t access your phone contacts and neither does it allow other users to use the service to search the details associated to your number. This then begs the question: where does the operator get the details of a phone number?
According to MTN, the WhoDeyCall database, the location where details of phone numbers are stored, is built in partnership with Developed Services Inc. which it claims is the world’s largest and most trusted data and information owners.

Additional details pertaining to how user’s data are derived hasn’t been stated, however the yellow-branded telecom operator did pen down the procedures of making a change to the name you need displayed for other subscribers.

Changing your name as it appears in WhoDeyCall?

To modify, change or edit your name, text NAME followed by your name and surname to 5058 e.g. Name Tony Angel

Note that making modification to your name attracts no service charge.

Subscription to the MTN WhoDeyCall service

The WhoDeyCall service is accessible to all prepaid and postpaid subscribers upon dialing *5058#.

MTN WhoDeyCall details
Alternatively, one needs to send an SMS using the opt-in keywords below:

WhoDeyCall DailyN5 for 1 daySC1 to 5058Stop SC1 to 5058
WhoDeyCall WeeklyN30 for 7 daysSC2 to 5058Stop SC2 to 5058
WhoDeyCall MonthlyN50 for 30 daysSC1 to 5058Stop SC3 to 5058

MTN continues its unending releases and remodeling of its products

The unveiling of the WhoDeyCall service comes on the backdrop of the remodeling of the popular MTN night plan, getting the product more value-packed.

The MTN eSIM was debuted some months backward. This novel embedded SIM card technology allows for a seamless switch of mobile network operator without unwarranted charges, given that one possesses a compatible mobile phone.

In the same vein, the MTN Visitor SIM aims to erase the need for visitors arriving the country to roam with their home network. This service reduces the charge billed for calls and data services for travelers into the country.

Additionally, the MTN WinBack offers serves to lure back dormant subscribers using cheap calls and data benefits.

It should be noted that in a recent analysis put up by the national regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, MTN Nigeria strengthened its hold of the Nigerian telecomunication space with more than 40% subscribers numbers.


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