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Etisalat Sms Delivery Failed? Try This Message Centre Number

I recently tried to send a text message on my phone using the etisalat network service provider but all i could got back was a FAILED DELIVERED MESSAGE.
I checked the recipient's number to make sure i didn't made a mistake in which the number was okay, and am also sure i still have the etisalat mobile credit. After a THOROUGH SEARCH, i found out it was because of the etisalat message centre number nigeria settings in my device!

Generally, there are only 2 MAJOR reasons that could cause a mobile text to fail in deliver and that is either the recipient's number is incorrect or there is insufficient mobile credit to deliver the message.
But in this case when there is mobile credit on your phone and the recipient's number is correct, then there is 85% probability that the fault lies with the TEXT MESSAGE SETTINGS which is usually the centre number.

How I Resolve Message Sending Failed Using Nigeria Etisalat Message Centre Number

When the case of mine occured, that is; message sending failed, i later found out the fault was actually from the incorrect centre number and All i did to fix it was the below 3 Steps!

  2. Step 2 - Change the name to 'Etisalat'
  3. Step 3 - Then to the centre number, and insert the correct etisalat nigeria message centre number which is (+2348090001518) into the number field and click on SAVE!
After i followed these steps mentioned above, i then resend the message i earlier sent which was unable to deliver and VIOLA! The message was now sent successfully! So whenever you are having trouble with message being sent on your phone from your etisalat line, just goto the centre number settings to see if its correct and if you find out its incorrect, simply follow the steps i mentioned in this post and insert the correct nigeria etisalat centre number and everything will work perfectly back!

Have you once faced the issue of Incorrect message centre number? Feel free to Share with me how you discovered and solved it! You can also watch the below video for easier illustrations

 You might also want to read: Unable to make Calls despite having Mobile Credit? Try this to fix it!


  1. This is helpful. Thanks for sharing. I was in the same situation last year. I could not get it resolved. I had to change sim. Now, I know better.

  2. You're welcome funmy kemmy and thanks for stopping by to share a comment. I know its going to be a little bit frustrating because its what i just recently passed through.
    Am glad you now know better afterall We learn everyday *winks*

  3. Pls,
    How do I get to the message center settings

    1. It depends on the type of phone you're using. But you should be able to see it by opening "Messages" >>> and left click to open "Options/Menu"

    2. Thanks, but am unable 2 see it, and am using infinix hot 2

    3. Hello @AdePrince,
      You can reload this post. I've uploaded a Youtube Video on this Post for easier illustration.

      If you're unable to see the video on your device, then check the Youtube Video Here

    4. Pls do u have a Whatsapp or share me ur Whatsapp number

    5. You can find contact details at the footer of this blog via the "Contact Us button"


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