List Of All Nigerian Phone Numbers & Corresponding Networks

With the rate at which the mobile market is currently, you would agree with me that the confusion to know which mobile network owns a particular prefix in a phone number would really grow.

You tend to see a whole lot of phone numbers ranging from the 0803, 0813,0811 and more confusing combinations that could burst your brains.

This little guide would let you know which network owns any of the numbers, and this list covers all mobile operators in Nigeria ranging from MTN down to Etisalat. Use the tabular information below to understand the networks and their phone numbers.


MTN is the major service provider in Nigeria and they cover a whole lot of number prefixes. Here is a list covered by the MTN network.

  1. 0803
  2. 0806
  3. 0703
  4. 0706
  5. 0813
  6. 0816
  7. 0810
  8. 0814



Glo is the next on my list and here are the numbers they cover.

  1. 0805
  2. 0807
  3. 0705
  4. 0815
  5. 0811


Airtel, an Indian telecom company has the following number prefixes in their control.

  1. 0802
  2. 0808
  3. 0708
  4. 0812


Etisalat network covers the following numbers below.

  1. 0809
  2. 0818
  3. 0817
  4. 0909

Yeah! And this is the complete list for all networks numbers in Nigeria.
NB: Due the mobile number portability introduced in 2013 in Nigeria, a person can also port their numbers from any of the said providers to another, so the list does not guarantee that all numbers using the above prefixes must be fixated to same networks as listed.