Today, MTN Nigeria took to their social media handles to announce the introduction of 17-Digit recharge card PIN in Nigeria; a numerical upgrade to the regular 16-digit recharge PIN we are all used to.
MTN is Nigerias largest network with over 50 million subscribers. It started with 0803 prefix before adding more than 6 more number prefixes to accommodate new subscribers.
Also, remember in 2016 to be precise, the Telecom operator recharge card digit number was just 12-digit, which was then increased to 16-digit and now, 17-digit.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FORMAL 16-DIGIT PIN?
The old 16-digit vouchers is still usable and valid at least for now. MTN customers will continue using the old PIN until this new PIN completely takes over.