Are you an MTN user who wants to learn how to send airtime to another MTN number? Well, you’re in the right place! MTN is one of the leading mobile networks in Nigeria and other African countries, providing reliable and affordable services to millions of users. One of the great features that MTN offers its users is the ability to transfer airtime from one MTN number to another.
Airtime transfer is an essential feature for MTN users, as it allows them to stay connected with their loved ones, friends, and colleagues by sending airtime as a gift or to repay a debt.
In this article, we’ll take you through the steps involved in transferring airtime from one MTN number to another using two methods: MTN Share and MTN Transfer.
We’ll also provide you with tips and considerations to ensure that your airtime transfer is successful and trouble-free. So, let’s get started!
Requirements for Sending Airtime from MTN to MTN
Before you can start transferring airtime to another MTN number, there are a few requirements you need to meet.
- You’ll need to have an MTN SIM card, both for the sender and the receiver. If you don’t have an MTN SIM card, you can easily get one at any MTN service center.
- You’ll need to ensure that the sender has enough airtime balance on their SIM card to complete the transfer. If the sender’s balance is insufficient, the transfer will not be successful. So, it’s important to confirm that there’s enough airtime before initiating the transfer.
- You’ll need to know the recipient’s MTN number to send the airtime to. It’s essential to ensure that the number is accurate, or else the airtime will go to the wrong person. You can get the number from the recipient directly or by checking it on their phone or SIM card.
In a nutshell, ensure to have an MTN SIM card, sufficient airtime balance, and the correct MTN number to send airtime to, and you’ll be all set to start transferring airtime on MTN!
How to send Airtime from MTN to MTN
MTN provides two methods for transferring airtime to other MTN numbers: MTN Share and MTN Transfer. Here’s how to use both methods:
MTN Share is an easy and convenient way to transfer airtime to another MTN number. To activate MTN Share, simply dial *600*default PIN*new PIN*new PIN# from your MTN line. For example, if you want to change your PIN to 1234, you’ll dial *600*0000*1234*1234#. After activating MTN Share, you can transfer airtime by following these simple steps:
- Dial *600*recipient’s phone *number*amount of airtime*PIN#
- Press send/ok
- Wait for the confirmation message from MTN
And that’s it! Your airtime transfer is complete. The recipient will receive a notification message indicating that they’ve received the airtime.
MTN Transfer is another option for transferring airtime to another MTN number. To activate MTN Transfer, dial 7774*PIN# from your MTN line. Here’s how to transfer airtime using MTN Transfer:
- Dial *600*recipient’s phone number*amount of airtime*PIN#
- Press send/ok
- Wait for the confirmation message from MTN
Just like with MTN Share, the recipient will receive a notification message confirming that they’ve received the airtime.
Remember to keep your transfer PIN safe and confidential to prevent unauthorized transfers.
How to Transfer MTN Airtime for the First Time
Before you share your airtime with your family and friends, I recommend that you change/reset your MTN transfer pin from the default pin to a new pin of your choice.
However, changing your MTN transfer pin is optional, and it does not preclude you from transferring airtime to another MTN subscriber. However, for your good, you should take your time and reset it to avoid illegal and unauthorized airtime transfers.
What is the Default Pin for MTN Airtime Transfer
For MTN Airtime Transfer, the only default pin is 0000. “FOUR ZEROS” it is. Every new MTN SIM is automatically assigned this default pin to transfer airtime.
How to Reset MTN Transfer Pin Via USSD
The reset method is by dialing: *600*Default Pin*New Pin*New Pin# and tap send.
To make it simpler, here’s an example:Assuming I want to reset my transfer pin, and the new pin I use is 1010. I’ll dial: *600*0000*1010*1010# then click send.
And here we go! You have successfully changed the default transfer pin to one of your to choose. Please keep in mind that your new pin will be the one you use to transfer airtime after you’ve successfully reset it.
How to Reset MTN Transfer Pin Via SMS
First, take your phone and go to your message area, then type a new message in the format shown below.
Default pin[space] New pin[space] New pin and send it to 777. (in other words, Triple seven).
Let’s simplify things by using 1010 as my new pin in the following example: 0000 1010 1010
Code to Transfer Airtime on MTN
Here’s one easy way to transfer airtime on MTN is via USSD;
- Dial *777#
- Select option “1” – Transfer Airtime
- Type the number you want to send the airtime to
- Enter the amount you want to transfer
- Enter your PIN (You can input your new transfer pin provided that you’ve already reset it.)
How to Send Airtime from MTN to MTN (New Method)
Dial *600*Recipient’s phone number*Airtime amount*Transfer pin#
For Example: If you want to send N5000 to this MTN line 07066221100 using your new pin 1010, simply dial *600*07066221100*5000*1010#
How to Send Airtime from MTN to MTN via SMS
Go to the message on your mobile device, and create/type a new message in this format.
Transfer [space] Recipient’s number [space] Airtime amount [space] Transfer pin. And send to 777.
As an example:
Send it to 777 after transferring 07066001100 1000 1010.
After sending, you’ll receive a message asking you to confirm the transfer; reply with YES to 777.
And that’s it! Your request to transfer airtime to another MTN line has been approved!!!
How to Send Airtime from MTN to MTN Without PIN
Just dial; *600*Recipient’s phone number*Airtime amount*0000#
For example, assuming you want to transfer N5000 to this MTN line 07066221100. Just dial;
The MTN network has made it very simple for its subscribers to share and transfer airtime with one another. If you’re a newbie struggling with how to transfer airtime on MTN for the first time, I can almost guarantee that the information in this post will assist you.
Do you have any questions regarding this article? Drop it in the comments section below; I will be delighted to assist you.