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2 Easy Ways on How to Transfer Airtime on MTN

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Transferring airtime to friends and family in Nigeria has never been easier, thanks to MTN’s seamless services. With the MTN Share service, you can quickly send airtime to your loved ones or even to your other MTN lines.

This article will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to transfer airtime on MTN. By the end of this article you’ll know everything about transferring airtime of MTN.

Without further delay, let’s begin!

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How to Transfer Airtime on MTN using SMS and USSD

What is MTN Share? (MTN Share ‘N’ Sell)

MTN Share, previously known as MTN Share ‘N’ Sell, is a service provided by MTN Nigeria that allows its subscribers to transfer airtime from their MTN account to other MTN customers’ accounts. This feature comes in handy when you need to send airtime to friends or family in emergencies or simply as a token of appreciation.

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How to Activate MTN Share

Before you can transfer airtime using MTN Share, you need to activate the service by changing the default PIN. The default MTN Share PIN is “0000”. To change your MTN Share PIN, follow these steps:

  1. Compose an SMS in the format: Default PIN [space] New PIN [space] New PIN (e.g. 0000 1234 1234)
  2. Send this SMS to 321 or, Dial *321*Default PIN*New PIN*New PIN# (e.g. 321000012341234#) and press call button
  3. You will receive a message confirming that your MTN Share PIN has been changed successfully.
  4. Choose a PIN that is hard to guess but easy for you to remember.
  5. Your MTN Share PIN has now been reset from default to your new PIN.

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN

After activating the MTN Share service, you can transfer airtime to other MTN customers using either of the two methods below:

1. How to Transfer Airtime on MTN (Share ‘N’ Sell) Using USSD

Dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# (e.g. *321*08038238561*1000*1234#) and press the call button.

You will receive a confirmation message asking you to verify the transaction details. If the details are correct, press 1 to confirm or press 2 to cancel.

Upon successful completion of the transaction, you will receive a confirmation message.

2. How to Transfer MTN Airtime (Share ‘N’ Sell) Using SMS

Compose an SMS with the following format: Transfer [space] Recipient’s Number [space] Amount [space] PIN (e.g., Transfer 08038238561 1000 1234). Send the SMS to 321.

You will receive a confirmation message asking you to verify the transaction details. Reply to the message with “YES” if the details are correct or “NO” to cancel the transaction.

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If the transaction is successful, you will receive a confirmation message

How to Transfer MTN Airtime on MTN to MTN for the First Time

To transfer airtime on MTN to MTN for the first time, you must create a transfer PIN. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Dial *321*1#.
  2. Select “Create PIN”
  3. Enter your MTN number.
  4. Enter your email Address
  5. Answer the security questions
  6. Enter your new transfer PIN twice.
  7. You will receive a message that you’ve successfully create your PIN

Once you have created a transfer PIN, you can transfer airtime by following these steps:

  1. Dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN#.
  2. For example, to transfer N100 to the number 08031234567, you would dial *321*08031234567*100*1234#.

How to Transfer MTN Airtime Using the MyMTN App

You can also transfer airtime on MTN using the MTN app. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the MTN app.
  2. Tap on the “+” Icon.
  3. Tap on “Share”.
  4. Select “Airtime”
  5. Choose from the “Beneficiaries List” or select “New Number”
  6. Enter the recipient’s number and the airtime you want to transfer.
  7. Enter your transfer PIN.
  8. Tap on “Transfer”.

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN to Another Network

It’s not possible to transfer MTN Airtime from MTN to another network. You can only transfer Airtime on MTN to MTN.

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN to MTN Without PIN

If you have forgotten your transfer PIN, you can still transfer airtime without it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount1#.
  2. For example, to transfer N100 to 08031234567 without a PIN, you would dial *321*08031234567*100#.
  3. Alternatively, you can try using the MyMTN App to transfer airtime without PIN.
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Resetting Your MTN Share PIN

If you forget your MTN Share PIN or suspect that someone else knows it, you can change it by following these steps:

  1. Dial *321*Existing PIN*New PIN* New PIN# on your MTN line. If your old PIN is 1234 and you want to change it to 5678, you should dial *321*1234*5678*5678#
  2. Press the call or send button on your phone.
  3. You will receive a confirmation message that your PIN has been changed successfully.

Things to Note About MTN Share

  • Transfers can only be made in whole Naira amounts, meaning you can transfer NGN81.00 but not NGN81.99.
  • A single transaction allows transfers ranging from NGN50.00 to NGN5,000.00.
  • Daily transfers up to NGN50,000.00 can be made from your phone to one or multiple MTN accounts.
  • There is no cap on the total number of transactions you can make each day.
  • If your MTN prepaid account has insufficient airtime for the transfer amount, the transaction will fail, and you’ll receive an error message.
  • As a postpaid customer, airtime transfers can only be made when your account balance is positive. Transfers are not possible if your account balance is negative. For instance, if your balance is N-300.00, MTN Share will be unavailable. However, if your balance is N1,000.00, you can transfer airtime up to the available N1,000.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can transfer with MTN Share?

Yes, the minimum amount you can transfer per transaction is ₦50, while the maximum is ₦5,000 in a single transaction.

What is the daily limit for airtime transfers using MTN Share?

You can transfer up to ₦50,000 in total per day to single or multiple MTN accounts.

Can I transfer airtime to non-MTN numbers using MTN Share?

No, MTN Share is exclusively available for transferring airtime between MTN Nigeria customers.

Can I reverse an airtime transfer made using MTN Share?

No, airtime transferred via MTN Share is non-refundable, and the transaction cannot be reversed.

Can postpaid customers use MTN Share?

Yes, postpaid customers can use MTN Share. However, they can only transfer airtime when their account balance is positive. Transfers are not possible if the account balance is negative.

Can I transfer airtime in kobo using MTN Share?

No, you can only transfer airtime in whole Naira amounts. Transferring in kobo is not supported.

What is the default pin for MTN transfer?

The default PIN for MTN Share (airtime transfer) is “0000”.

Conclusion

With this comprehensive guide, transferring airtime on MTN Nigeria should be a breeze. Always remember to keep your MTN Share PIN secure and never share it with anyone to avoid unauthorized transactions. Happy sharing!