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How to transfer airtime on MTN, 2 easy steps

I found myself in a position where I needed to share airtime with people like even sell airtime because I over recharged and it took me a whole day struggling with this, I do not want you to go through the same stress I went through because you do not know how to transfer airtime on MTN. There are simples ways of sharing your airtime with any MTN user, you just have to follow the right procedures using the right codes. here are comprehensive steps of transferring airtime;

All network providers in Nigeria have this method that enables users to transfer airtime, so this is not limited to MTN users alone, just that the codes or procedures vary. Airtime is the mouth of money you pay to your service provider for the services they render to you. Airtime has a great role to play in the functionality of your phone. There is no need knowing how to transfer airtime on MTN if you are in debt.

Transferring airtime is the same as MTN Share, for customers of this service provider who may be unsure as to how to transfer airtime, the MTN Share service is not different from the airtime transfer service; the processes are the same. everyone is eligible to make this transfer but you must adhere to the rules of your service provider.

Policies you must take note of

  • Only amounts stated in Naira can be transferred. Kobo transactions are not supported, so your credit should look like 50.00 Naira and not 50.29 Naira.
  •  It is possible to send from 50 to 5,000 Naira per one transaction.
  • The daily transfer amount limit is N100,000. Note that you can transfer this amount to only one MTN phone number or to several MTN phone numbers daily.
  • You can make airtime transfers as many times as you want daily. Only note that your total transfer amount in a day must not exceed N100,000.
  • Postpaid users on the network can only transfer airtime when the balance in their postpaid account is positive, not negative. For instance, as a postpaid user, you would not be able to transfer credit when you have -N500.00
  • For prepaid customers of the mobile service provider, you can not transfer an airtime credit amount higher than what the credit balance on your phone line is. This means that you must have enough airtime credit on your phone to cover the amount you wish to transfer to another customer.

Since you have read about the policies, then its time to know how to transfer airtime on MTN;

How to change MTN airtime transfer code

MTN has provided a default code for every customer, the customer thereby changes it to what they want to ensure that no other person uses their code with them freely giving it out, only the owner of the phone is allowed to use the code.  You must note that it is impossible to share using the default pin code, so you must change the default code to be able to use that service. When you do not respond to your service providers chances are you will face difficulties doing this. Here are the key things you must do before knowing how to transfer airtime on MTN.

  • Think about your new PIN code. Your new four-digit number should be complicated, not like 1234 or 5678. Let’s say you decided to use 5894 as your PIN number (remember it’s your idea, so come up with your own code).
  •  Forward a text message in this format: default PIN followed by your new personal identifier number.
  • Type the new number twice and send it to 777. For example, the message would look like this, 0000 5894 5894. Almost immediately, you would get a text response that says that the PIN modification was successful.
  • There is also an alternative method for how you can modify the personal identifier number. Dial and send *777*0000*5894*5894# (where four zero is the original code and 5894 is your new PIN) – press ‘OK’ to complete

After doing this, steps on how to transfer airtime on MTN becomes easier. Here are the simple steps on how to transfer airtime on MTN.

How to transfer airtime on MTN

There are 2 major methods or steps on how to transfer airtime on MTN

STEP 1: Transfer by SMS

  1. Transfer by SMS Sends a text message using the short message service to your service provider through 777.
  2. Send the word ‘Transfer’ followed by the phone number of the person who will receive your credit, followed by the credit amount you wish to send, and your PIN code to 777. Let’s say you want to send 1,000 Naira to MTN phone 08035555555 and your PIN is 5894.
  3. Type in this message on your device: Transfer 08035555555 1000 5894. Now, just send it to number 777. Once the text message is sent, you will get a confirmation request from the network provider.
  4. The word ‘YES’ must be sent to the same number 777 to complete this operation.

STEP 2: Transfer by USSD

  1. All you have to do is dial *777* followed by the phone number of the recipient, the amount you want to send, your PIN, and the # symbol.
  2.  Once again, if you are planning to transfer 1,000 Naira to the MTN phone line with the number 08035555555 and your PIN is 5894, you need to dial *777*08035555555*1000*5894#. Click the send or OK icon on your device after dialing the code

You see these are really simple methods on how to transfer airtime on MTN.

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