How To Set Message Center Number For MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile

On this article, we’re are going to list the message center number of all the telecom operators in Nigeria – MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile.

SMSC stands for Short Message Service Center Number. This number is needed to be set correctly in your phone before it can be able to send text messages.

Once you insert a SIM card into your phone, you can read the SIM card to use the right SMSC without any issues.

But their cases, where your phone may be unable to send SMS. The first thing you ought to do – is crosscheck to the message center number to see if it is correct.

It is possible someone may have picked up your phone and edit it for one reason or the other. Or let’s say your children or younger ones may have been playing with your phone and pressing what they don’t know. Maybe they mistakenly change the SMSC digit.

In situations like this, you are likely to be getting message sending failed error once you try to send text messages with your phone.

Each of the mobile network carriers in Nigeria has a unique SMSC. If you not in Nigeria then call your mobile network customer service and get the number from them.

MTN Message Center Number

  • +234803000000

9mobile Message Center Number

  • +2348090001518

Message Center Number For Airtel Network

  • +2348020000009

Message Centre Number For Glo Network

  • +2348050001501

The next time you experience an SMS failure crosscheck the SMSC and make sure it’s correct. You will find the message center on the message settings of your phone.

More About Message Center Number (SMSC)

The SMSC is just like a port – responsible for successfully delivering every text messages of a mobile network carrier via your phone.

Although the SMSC looks like an ordinary international format phone number, ignore how it looks and ensure it’s correctness.

Whenever you text message from a mobile phone, it will first reach an SMS Service Center. The SMS center will then forward the SMS to the destination mobile network.

The primary function of the SMSC is to route text messages and regulate its process. For instance, if the recipient of an SMS is unavailable, the SMSC will then store the text message. Once the recipient is reachable, it will then forward the text message them.

How To Set Up SMSC

Every mobile phone has a menu option; in most cases, this option can be found in your message settings. Is from there that you can configure the SMSC address.

For iPhone users, you can easily check your SMSC by simply dialing *#5005*7672#

In most Androids devices, the message center number can be in Messages >> Option >> Settings > Text Message Setting >> SMS Service Center.

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  1. Glo user says

    This post is really helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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