It is possible that we need to send airtime to our friends or family who are in need of it or we might even be the ones that need it at such time. This is why telecoms have also made it possible for their users to transfer airtime to whoever they want to.
Let’s see how you can send airtime from one MTN number to another MTN number.
Transferring airtime from one MTN SIM to another MTN SIM is what MTN called MTN share (formerly called Share ‘N’ Sell). You can use this service free of charge and it is available for both prepaid and postpaid MTN users.
The first thing you need to do before you will be able to transfer airtime is to first change your default pin which is 1000. To change your default pin, there are two options you can choose from:
Send an SMS with your default pin and new pin to 777 in this format: Say your new pin is 1234, then send ‘0000 4321 4321 4321’ to 777
The second option you can use is that you dial *777*Default PIN*New PIN* New PIN# on your phone dial and send it. For example, using 4321 as your new pin, then dial *777*0000*4321*4321# and send it.
Using any of the options above will help you change your PIN and you will receive an SMS to that effect from MTN notifying you of the successful pin change.
After successfully changing your pin, you will now be able to transfer airtime. You can either send airtime using SMS or USSD, simply choose the most suitable one for you.
Transfer airtime using SMS
To transfer MTN airtime using SMS, you will need to send an SMS including the recipient’s number, followed by the amount you want to send and then your new PIN to 777. For example, send Transfer 07061234567 1000 4321 4321′ to 777
Upon sending this message, you will receive an SMS asking you to confirm that you want to make the transfer by sending an SMS with ‘YES’ to 777.
Transfer airtime using USSD
Transferring MTN airtime using USSD is more straightforward, all you just need to do is simply dial *777*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then press send. For example, dial*777*08031234567*1000*4321# and then send. When the transfer has been completed successfully, you will receive a message notifying you to that effect.
That’s all you need to know about transferring airtime from one MTN to another MTN line.