MTN Collect Call: How to Make Calls for Free and Let the Receiver Pay

Filed in MTN by on February 20, 2017 0 Comments

Just of recent, MTN Nigeria launches a new feature in the voice call section of their services called MTN Collect Call. With this feature, you can call anyone in Nigeria even if you do not have any credit on your phone. Although this feature is not new in Nigeria as Etisalat Nigeria has been offering this type of service for a long time now.


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According to MTN;

MTN Collect call is a special prepaid service that allows you to stay in touch with your friends and family even when you have zero credit balance provided that the called party accepts to pay for the incoming voice call. This comes very handy in situations where the caller has run out of airtime and other similar situations.

You will not be required to pay a subscription fee or an access fee to use MTN Collect call service.

With MTN Collect call, you get life enriching services that make you Live more, Laugh more and Love more.

Benefits of MTN Collect call
You will enjoy the following benefits when you opt into the MTN Collect call service

  • You will not be charged a subscription fee or connection fee to use the service.
  • You will always be able to stay in touch with your family and friends even when you do not have credit.

How Does MTN Collect Call Work?

First, initiate a Collect call to your friend by dialling *121*your friend’s MTN number#.
Example: *121*08030000000#.

The system will then check the following before placing the call:

  1. If you are in the allowed tariff plan
  2. If your friend is in the allowed tariff plan
  3. If your friend is available on the network
  4. If your friend has the minimum airtime required to sponsor the call.

While the system is checking all the conditions in 2 above, you will hear the announcement:
Call in progress. Please wait while your call is being connected.”

When the system has confirmed that all the conditions in 2 above are OK, it will set up the call to your sponsor and s/he will also hear the announcement.

“Welcome to MTN Collect call service. Press 1 to accept, 2 to reject, 3 to accept and add to white list, 4 to reject and add to black list”.

Your Friend will be required to press either:
1 to accept the call
2 to reject the call
3 to accept the call and add your number to the white list
4 to reject the call and add to the black list.

If your Friend presses 1, the call will be connected and your friend will be charged for the call according to her/his MTN2MTN tariff plan rate.

If your sponsor presses 2, the call will be rejected and you will receive the notification message:

“Sorry, the call cannot be connected at the moment. Please try again later. Thank you!”

If your Friend presses 3, the call will be connected and your number will be added to your friend’s white list at the end of the call.

If your Friend presses 4, the call will be rejected and your number added to your friend’s black list.

That’s all friends. Hope you enjoyed this? Kindly comment and Share

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