How To Transfer Airtime From MTN To MTN

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MTN is undeniably the largest telecommunications network in Nigeria, with over 60 million subscribers. It is Africa’s largest telecommunication network, with over 235 million subscribers. They are very popular due to the quality and spotless services they render to their customer. 

Transferring airtime from one user to another is a popular feature in Nigerian network service providers. In this article, I’ll be teaching step-by-step instructions on transferring airtime from an MTN sim card to another MTN sim card.

How To Transfer Airtime From MTN To MTN

Transferring airtime from one MTN sim card to another is very easy. You can transfer airtime conveniently from your couch without visiting a customer care outlet. There are two ways you can use to transfer airtime from your sim card to another MTN sim.

You can use the USSD method or send an SMS to a number. However, there are certain things you should take note of before transferring airtime to another MTN user. Firstly, you must change your transfer pin from the default to a personalized one. 

Also, you have a daily limit of N100,000, and you can’t exceed this limit. There’s also a charge for every airtime transfer you make. However, the cost depends on how much you transfer. For instance, you’ll be charged ₦3 when you transfer between ₦1 and ₦100. Also, you get charged ₦5 when your transfer between ₦101 and ₦500.

Here’s how to transfer airtime from MTN to MTN

1. Through USSD Code

This method is straightforward. All you have to do is use your dialer app and dial *777#

  • Open the dialer app on your phone
  • Dial *777# and click send
  • Select “1”. 
  • Enter the recipient’s number
  • Enter amount 
  • Input your personalized pin. That’s it. The recipient will receive the airtime.

You can dial *777*phone number*amount*pin#. To put into context, *777*phone number*amount*pin#. You cannot use the default transfer pin 0000 to transfer airtime. It would be best if you changed it before transferring airtime to another MTN user.

2. Through SMS

If the USSD method is not working for you, you can also use SMS to transfer airtime from one MTN sim to another MTN. All you have to do is send a message to 777

Here’s how to do it

  • Open the messaging app on your phone
  • Send a message in the format below
  • Transfer [space] Recipient’s phone number[space]Airtime amount [space] Transfer pin. And send it to 777. To put into context: “Transfer 08030399708 500 1245 and send to 777.
  • After sending, you’ll receive a message telling you to confirm the transfer.
  • Reply to that message by sending “yes” to 777. That’s it. You’ve successfully transferred airtime to another MTN number.

How To Change Your MTN Airtime Transfer Pin

You have to change your default transfer pin to a personalized one before you can transfer airtime to another user. All you have to do is dial *777#

Here’s how to change your MTN transfer pin

  • Open your dialer app on your phone
  • Dial *777#
  • Select 2
  • Enter the default pin, which is 0000, and click send
  • Enter the new pin and click send
  • Confirm the new pin and click send 
  • That’s it. You’ll receive a message that your transfer pin has been changed successfully.

How To Reset MTN Transfer Pin

In case you can’t remember your transfer pin. Don’t panic. There’s a way to reset your transfer pin to default. The process is very simple. All you have to do is call MTN customer care and request to speak with a representative.

The MTN customer care number is 180. Once a representative speaks with you, tell them you want to reset your transfer pin, and they’ll put you through the process.

Here’s how to reset your transfer pin to default

  • Open your dialer app and call the customer care service (180)
  • Ask to speak with a customer care representative.
  • When a representative picks up your call, submit your complaint to them.
  • They’ll ask a few personal questions to confirm if you’re the owner of the sim card.
  • Once your identity has been confirmed, your pin will be reset.

Can I Transfer Airtime From MTN To Another Network?

No, you cannot transfer airtime from MTN to another network. You can only transfer airtime from MTN to MTN.

How Much Can I Transfer To Another User On MTN?

The minimum you can transfer is ₦50 at a time. At the same time, the maximum you can transfer at a go is ₦5000. However, you have a daily transfer limit of ₦100,000. Also, there’s no limit to the number of transactions you can do daily.

Please also note that if there isn’t sufficient airtime on your sim card, you’ll not be able to complete the transfer to another user. Also, if you borrowed airtime from MTN, you cannot transfer borrowed airtime to another MTN user. 

Is There A Requirement Before Transferring Airtime On MTN

No, there’s no requirement before you can transfer airtime on MTN. However, it would be best if you had sufficient airtime and could not transfer borrowed airtime.

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Can I Transfer Data From MTN To MTN?

Yes, you can transfer data from one MTN to another MTN user. However, you can only transfer 500MB at once with a daily limit of 1000MB. 

1. MTN Data Share

This data-sharing option allows you to transfer data from your MTN sim card to another MTN user. This feature is also called data sharing or data transfer. However, it would help if you had an active data bundle before using this option. 

Also, the data you’ll be sharing has the same validity as the one on your sim card. For instance, if you have 3GB of active data bundle on your MTN sim card, you can use data share to transfer 300MB or more to another MTN user while the data is still active.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use MTN data share

  • Open the dialer app on your phone
  • Dial the USSD code *131#
  • Select “6 – Gift data.”
  • Select “1”
  • It will ask you to enter the recipient’s number. (please note that you can only transfer to an MTN number)
  • Select the data you want to send. You can send 50MB, 100MB, 200MB, or 500MB. Please note you have a limit of 1GB daily. After inputting the data allowance, click send.
  • It will ask you to press “1” to proceed.
  • Confirm the transfer by clicking send. That’s it; you’ve successfully transferred to an MTN number.

2. MTN Data Gifting 

MTN data gifting is another way of transferring data to friends and family who use airtel sim. With this feature, you can buy data directly for another user’s MTN sim by paying through your airtime balance. In other words, you can buy MTN 4GB of data for someone by paying through your airtime balance.

Here’s how to use airtel data gifting to transfer data

  • Open the dialer app on your phone
  • Dial the USSD code *131#
  • Select “6”
  • Select “2 -Buy for a friend.”
  • You can select data plans, social bundles, or video packs. Click on the one you want to buy and choose the plan you want.
  • After selecting the plan you want, click on 1 to activate it.
  • After activating, you’ll be asked to input the recipient’s phone number. 
  • After filling in the number, click send. 
  • After confirming, click send. The data plan will automatically be sent to the number as long as you have enough airtime in your balance. 

Conclusion 

Transferring airtime from one MTN user to another is very easy. All you have to do is dial  *777*phone number*amount*pin#. However, note that you can only transfer airtime to only MTN sim card. 

The highest amount you can transfer at a go is ₦5,000. However, you have a ₦100,000 daily limit and no limit to how many times you can transfer airtime daily. Following the instructions in this guide, you should be able to transfer airtime and data successfully without having any issues.

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