Many are the reasons why one would like to hide his number when placing a call on MTN. In this post, I am going to guide you on how to hide your telephone number when making a call on MTN Ghana.

MTN Ghana has a lot of short codes that enables you to get activated for certain services. The MTN hide your number feature is another service that can be activated by using just a short code.

Scroll down to view the complete step by step guide on how to privatize your number when making a call on MTN.

Article Outline

Reasons to Hide your Telephone Number

  • To prank friends
  • To remain anonymous/hide you identity
  • To avoid callbacks
  • For investigation purposes.

What is required?

There’re not so much requirements in doing so. All you need is an active/working MTN SIM Card and some credit/airtime.

Fees involved

Many subscribers normally ask, is it free to hide your number on MTN? The answer is a big NO as MTN charges GH¢2 per month for the service.

Steps to Register for this service

  1. Dial *1333#
  2. Enter option 1 (Register)
  3. Enter your preferred four-digit PIN
  4. Re-enter PIN to Confirm
  5. You’ve successfully subscribed for the Hide Your Number Service.

MTN Ghana will send you a notification message indicating that you have successfully subscribed to this MTN Self Service. The message reads “Dear Subscriber, Your request of service activation has been processed successfully”.


How to hide your number on MTN during a call

After successful registration, you can place a private call by adding *67 before a number when calling. For example, if you want to call 0241648023, dial *670241648023 instead.


How to deactivate private number on MTN

To stop this service, send “STOP” to 1333.

You’ve successfully subscribed to the service. If you had a problem during the process kindly leave a comment below. Thank you.


  • Francis Amoah Nuako

    Francis Amoah Nuako, professionally known as PC Boss, is a Ghanaian blogger and SEO expert. He is the founder of PC Boss Online, a tech blog that publishes technology-related articles primarily for Ghanaian audiences. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing) and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc Information Technology) from the University of Health and Allied Sciences and Ghana Communication Technology University, respectively.