How to Activate Call Waiting on Airtel, MTN & Africell

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Call waiting is a feature that alerts an individual currently engaged on a call that another caller is trying to get through the line. The subscriber is notified with a continuous beep until the caller goes off.

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When there is a caller on call waiting, you can opt to answer, reject, or put on hold.
This call waiting feature is available for every telecom subscriber. Before you proceed on with activating call waiting, first check your status by dialing *#43#.

This article will guide all users on how to activate and deactivate call waiting on Airtel, MTN, and Africell.

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How to activate Call Waiting on Airtel

Method 1:

  1. Open Settings app on your phone.
  2. Tap on phone menu.
  3. Select call waiting.
  4. Enable call waiting.

Method 2:

  1. Open the dialer app on your phone
  2. Press *43#, then OK.
  3. Call waiting will be activated.
Activate Call Waiting


As explained above, call waiting will allow you to get a caller notification while you are on another line. You can choose between picking up the call and totally ignoring it. Here is how you can do so;
To end the current call, press 1 then yes to pick up the incoming call. Or just click on the end option.
To put the current caller on hold, press 2 then send.
Press 2, then Send to alternate between the two calls.
Press 0, then send to ignore the second call or completely ignore with no action.


How to activate Call Waiting on MTN

Method 1:

  1. Open settings app.
  2. Select call settings or phone settings.
  3. Enable Call Waiting Option.
  4. Call waiting feature will be activated on your phone.
Activate Call Waiting via phone

Method 2:

  1. Launch the phone app on your phone
  2. Dial *43#, then yes.
  3. Call waiting will be activated.

How to activate Call Waiting on Africell

Method 1:

  1. Open Settings app on your phone.
  2. Tap on phone menu.
  3. Select call waiting.
  4. Enable call waiting.

Method 2

  1. Open the phone app on your phone
  2. Dial *43#, then yes.
  3. Call waiting will be activated.

How to Deactivate Call waiting on Your Phone

Call waiting comes with its benefits which are alluring but it is nerve-racking at times when the second caller keeps calling time and again even when they are aware that you are on phone with someone else. The steps below will help guide you on how to deactivate call waiting.

Method 1

  1. Open the dialer app on your phone.
  2. Press #43#, then ok to deactivate call waiting.

Method 2:

  1. Open Settings app on your phone.
  2. Tap on phone menu.
  3. Select call waiting.
  4. Disable call waiting.

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