MTN Call Barring Code

In recent times, mobile phone networks have come up with a number of services such as call barring, call waiting, and call forwarding. These options give more control to customers using these mobile networks.

This post talks about MTN call barring, what it is, how to deactivate and activate call barring, and how to get your call barring code or password.

What Is Call Barring


Call barring is a service that lets you block both incoming and outgoing calls from a specific number. These can be international or local calls, you could also choose to divert them to another phone.

This service can be useful if you want to block a number from calling you or if you wish to divert a call to your voicemail.

MTN Call Barring Code And Password


You will need a password to either opt-in or opt-out of this service. The default code or password for MTN call barring is "0000". If you have never changed your barring code before then this is what you should use.

To change your MTN call barring code from the default simply dial *03*330*OldBarringCode*NewBarringCode*NewBarriexample, and then press send.

Here, OldBarringCode is your current password. NewBarringCode is your new password. For example, if I want to change my barring code from the default "0000" to "1234". Then I'd dial "*03*330*0000*1234*1234#".

How To Activate MTN Call Barring

Call barring on MTN can be easily activated by dialing a USSD code. There are different codes depending on whether you want to activate the service for outgoing or incoming calls, local or international calls.

Code To Activate Call Barring For National Calls

  • To activate call barring for incoming national calls simply dial *35*BarringCode# and then press send. You can also dial *#35# to check your status.
  • To activate call baring for national outgoing calls, simply dial *33*BarringCode#. You can also dial *#33#.

Code To Activate Call Barring For International Calls

  • To activate this service for outgoing international calls, dial *331*BarringCode# then press send. You can also dial *#331# to check your status.
  • To activate for outgoing international calls except those to your home country, dial *332*BarringCode# then press send. You can also dial *#332# to check your status.
  • To activate call baring for incoming calls when you are outside the country, simply dial *351*BarringCode#. You can also dial *#351# to check your status.

How To Deactivate MTN Call Barring

Sometimes, most users might have activated MTN call barring and do not know how to cancel the service. This can be frustrating because you won't be able to receive or make outgoing calls on your MTN line depending on the type of call barring active on your SIM.

The good news is that you can easily stop this service using a simple USSD code.

Code To Stop Call Barring For National Calls


  • To cancel or deactivate call barring for incoming national calls simply dial *35*barring code# and then press send. You can also dial *#35# to check your status.
  • To stop or cancel call baring for all national outgoing calls, simply dial *33*barring code#. You can also dial *#33# to check your status.

Code To Stop Call Barring for International calls


  • To stop this service for outgoing
  • international calls, dial *331*BarringCode# then press send. You can also dial *#331# to check your status.
  • To deactivate for outgoing international calls except those to your home country, dial *332*BarringCode# then press send. You can also dial *#332# to check your status.
  • To activate call baring for incoming calls when you are outside the country, simply dial *351*BarringCode#. You can also dial *#351# to check your status.

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