Have you ever tried sending an SMS on your phone and after waiting for some minutes to ensure the message is successfully sent, you get an error message indicating that your message was not sent?
In this article, you will find the message center numbers of all networks in Nigeria and how to edit any of them to receive text messages from any subscriber.
What is Message Center Number
The message center number is responsible for receiving, storing, routing and forwarding SMS messages to your network service provider. It is also referred to as short message service center (SMSC).
Most people use SMS as an alternative to delivering important messages especially when they try to reach a person through phone calls and the number is neither available nor reachable.
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is the most widely used type of text messaging.
With an SMS, you can send a message of up to 160 characters to your friend or family for a cost of N4 Naira from your airtime balance but you know what? If it were to be a phone call, your network service provider might probably deduct up to N50 worth of airtime to say those words those 160 characters in words.
Although, it is now easy to communicate and send messages via social media and your mobile data. Even though social media is widely used by billions of people around the world, SMS would still retain its portion of the market.
So if you have been having issues sending SMS, I’ll be listing the steps below on how to fix the issue alongside the message center number for all the networks in Nigeria.
Message Center Number for MTN
MTN has the simplest and easy-to-remember message center number.
The message center number for MTN is +234803000000 and the center name is MTN
Message Center Number for Airtel Nigeria
Are you an Airtel subscriber, below is the message center number for your sim card.
Airtel‘s message center number is +2348020000009 and the center name is Airtel.
Message Center Number for 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat)
The message center number for 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat) is +2348090001518 and the center name is 9mobile.
Message Center Number for Glo
If you are a Glo network subscriber and you’re looking for the message center number or your Glo sim card is unable to receive and send text messages, all you have to do is edit the message center number.
The message center number for Glo is +2348050001501 and the center name is Glo.
How to fix Message failed to deliver or Message not Sent with Message Center Number
- Open the Messaging app on your phone;
- Go to Settings, it might appear as Options on some other phones;
- Then scroll down and select text message (SMS) settings;
- Select SMS Service Center;
- Then click the SIM to fix the Message Center number;
- Enter the corresponding message center number of your network provider in the space provided and click OK.
- Restart your phone and resend the message.
That’s all, the steps above will help you resolve the issue, you will now be able to send SMS again that will be successfully delivered to the receiver but if you eventually try the method above and messages are not still being sent successfully, you can contact your network provider customer care line for further assistance.