How to Transfer Airtime From MTN To MTN

How Can I Know My Mtn Transfer Pin?

Do you know you can transfer airtime to your friends and family on MTN with ease? Suppose your friends and family members on MTN run down on airtime, you can transfer airtime from your line to their respective lines.

It is surprising to know that there are MTN users who still find it challenging to send airtime to their friends and loved ones not because they don’t have enough airtime but because they don’t know how to transfer airtime.

That said, all you need to do is read this post to the end and follow all the steps mentioned here to transfer airtime to your friends and loved ones. Before we get started, it is important to let you know that for your transfer to go through, you will have to create a transfer PIN, which also makes you eligible for the airtime transfer.

If you have ever faced the difficulty of transferring airtime to your friends and family on the MTN network, make sure that you read this post to know how to do the process. We have provided you with easy ways how to share MTN airtime with any MTN number of your choice.

Airtime credit simply refers to the money you pay to your network provider to use or enjoy the service they enjoy. Examples of the services you get from your telephone network service provider include phone calls and the internet.

Virtually all telephone network service providers in Nigeria allow their customers to send airtime credits to other customers on the network. Hence, if you are an Airtel user, you can send credit to other Airtel lines. The same goes for other networks.

You can send airtime credit from your MTN line to another MTN number. You can exchange the airtime credit for cash or just share for the love of it.

What Does MTN Mean?

MTN is an acronym for ‘Mobile Telephone Network’. It is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company that is headquartered in Johannesburg. MTN has obtained licenses to carry out its services and operations in different parts of the world including Nigeria and some parts of Africa and Asia.

Airtime credit simply refers to the money you pay to your network provider to use or enjoy the service they enjoy. Examples of the services you get from your telephone network service provider include phone calls and the internet.

Virtually all telephone network service providers in Nigeria allow their customers to send airtime credits to other customers on the network. Hence, if you are an Airtel user, you can send credit to other Airtel lines. The same goes for other networks.

You can send airtime credit from your MTN line to another MTN number. You can exchange the airtime credit for cash or just share for the love of it.

How to Create A Transfer Pin on MTN

MTN like every other telecommunication network has a default PIN, which you can either enter or change at your convenience. You can also check out this guide on how to check your NIN on MTN.

If you don’t know how to change the default PIN, follow the steps given below;

  • Write a message in this manner “Default Pin, new PIN, confirm new PIN” to 777.
  • Now, create a new PIN by simply dialing *600*default PIN*new PIN*confirm new PIN# on your phone.
  • As soon as you have completed the abovementioned steps, you should receive a confirmation message notifying you of the successful change of your PIN.

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How To Transfer Airtime on MTN

The MTN transfer service is still the same as MTN Share. So don’t get confused as the MTN Share Service is not really different from the airtime transfer service. It is important to note that MTN customers and subscribers are eligible to access this service.

Before you know how to transfer from your MTN line to another MTN number, there are some terms and conditions that you should be aware of.

Below are some of the rules:

  • Only amounts in Naira can be transferred. For instance, the airtime you want to send should look like “70.00 Naira” and not “70.20 Naira”. The reason is that it doesn’t support Kobo transactions.
  • You can send any amount from 50 Naira to 5,000 Naira for a single transaction. In other words, you cannot send anything below 50.00 Naira.
  • The highest amount of airtime you can transfer in a day is N100,000. This applies if you send to a single MTN line or to multiple MTN phone numbers.
  • You can send as much airtime as you want daily but it must not exceed the daily transfer limit of N100,000.
  • Postpaid users on the MTN network can send airtime when their postpaid account balance is positive and not negative. For example, if you are a postpaid user, you would not be able to send airtime credit if you have -N200.00 in your account.
  • Postpaid users cannot transfer an airtime credit that is higher than that in their account balance. For instance, if you have N200, you cannot transfer N500 to another user. The amount in your balance should be enough to cover the amount you want to send to another MTN customer.

This airtime transfer service works only when you have applied the PIN code required for the credit to be transferred. The PIN code helps to know if the sender is actually sending the airtime credit to others. In other words, it helps protect the sender’s phone line from being used to send airtime to others without the sender’s consent.

All MTN users are provided with a default PIN number, which is ‘0000’ when they register for this service. No one will be able to send credit from his line to another line without using the default PIN code. Also, if you don’t want to use the default PIN code, you can as well change it.

Below are two ways to transfer airtime from your MTN line to another MTN line:

Method 1: Transfer by SMS

  • The first step is to transfer via text message. All you need to do is simply go to write a text message with the word ‘Transfer’, then followed by the phone number of the recipient, the amount of airtime you wish to send, and your PIN code. Then send it to 777.
  • For instance, if you want to send N500 to this MTN phone line – 08066112232. All you have to do is to type a message in the following order: Transfer 08066112232 500 0101.
  • Once the message is sent, you will receive a confirmation request from MTN. Then reply with the word ‘YES’ to complete the transaction.

Method 2: Transfer by USSD

  • You can also transfer using the USSD code. This method is actually very simple. All that you need to do is dial 777, the phone number you want to recharge, your PIN, and the hash symbol (#).
  • For instance, let’s say you want to transfer airtime credit to this MTN phone line – 08066112232. What you will do is dial in this format: *777*08066112232*500*0101#. After dialing the code, click the send button or OK icon to confirm the transaction.
How To Share Airtime on MTN Network

Before the transfer is successfully processed, you will be asked to authorize the transaction through a text message, simply reply with the message “Yes”, and within a few seconds, you will be sent a text notifying you that the transfer was successful.

How To Change or Reset Your MTN Airtime Transfer Code

Follow the steps below to change your MTN airtime transfer code:

  1. By now, you should know the new PIN code that you want to adopt. Your new four-digit PIN should not be complicated nor should it be too easy to guess like 1234 or 5678.
  2. Let’s say your current PIN is 0000 and you want to use 0202 as your new PIN number. All you have to do is to send a message in this format: default PIN followed by your new PIN. Then type the number twice and send it to 777. For instance, the message should look like this, 0000 0202 0202, then send it to 777.
  3. When do you this, you will get a text message that the change if the PIN was successful.
  4. Alternatively, you can change your default PIN by dialing in this format: *777*0000*0202*0202#. Then press OK to complete.

Things To Know When Transferring Airtime on MTN

  1. Airtime transfer on MTN comes with a service fee of ₦10.
  2. You cannot transfer airtime below N50. In other words, the amount you can transfer is ₦50 and above.
  3. You can transfer up to ₦50,000 or more daily to people.
  4. There is always an unlimited number of transactions per day.
  5. The default PIN is usually 0000 and it is always dependent on the number of required digits.

Conclusion

We hope that this guide has helped you in transferring airtime on MTN. It is not as difficult as you think. Even a child of 7 years of age can do this just by following the steps that have been mentioned in this article. If you have mastered the steps and have knowledge of what to do, you will no longer have a challenge in transferring airtime on MTN.

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