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.
MTN Collect Call, just like MTN Collect SMS, allows the receiver of a particular call to offset, i.e. pay the cost of the call he/she receives. This kind of service come handy if you want to call your boyfriend, hobby, father or anyone and you do not have any money on your phone.
To make this call, you will need to dial a special code; *121* followed by the receiver’s number and the hash (#) key. For example, if you want me to call you and you want me to pay for the call, simply dial:
Upon this action, the receiver get an auto generated caller message from MTN systems while the caller is been put on hold. If the intended receiver agrees and accept the call, the cost of the call will be auto-deducted on his/her airtime balance.
However, if the supposed receiver do not accept, then the call won’t push through. And if the receiver do not have enough airtime on his/her account balance, the caller get an error message on his phone notifying him/her of that error.
I believe this type of features will be very useful in time of need or if someone is stuck in an uncontrollable condition or when you simply don’t have airtime on your phone and you just have to pass that message across.
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