Banks, mTN resolves dispute, users can now use USSD

Commercial banks have finally reconnected MTN, four days after the banks disconnected the telco’s customers from the use of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code for airtime vending. The banks, Sunday, reconnected all MTN subscribers after the intervention of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami. The banks had on Thursday night, disconnected only MTN customers from accessing the USSD code on airtime vending from all bank channels that were linked to USSD code. According to the banks, they took the decision to disconnect MTN, because it reduced the discount offered to banks on airtime
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