How to Transfer Airtime on MTN 2023

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN

If you’re an MTN subscriber, there are a few different ways that you can transfer airtime to other MTN subscribers. In this article on, we’ll show you how to transfer airtime on MTN using different methods.

Airtime is a prepaid mobile phone subscription that you buy from your service provider. The money you pay to your service provider is used to buy airtime. You can use it to call, text or send multimedia messages (MMS). You can also use it to download apps and games.

Airtime cards commonly known as Recharge cards are available at most kiosk and petty stores. Some people prefer purchasing airtime online because they don’t have time to look for physical stores.

If you’re buying airtime online, make sure that you choose the right amount of airtime before confirming your order. Also make sure that you have enough money in your bank account to cover the price of the item plus shipping costs and taxes if applicable.

Knowing how to transfer airtime on MTN is something that’s very useful. For example if your loved one is in need of airtime and their no vendor available  or their is conflict in where he/she lives,  you can easily transfer airtime  to him/her without the person living his or her house.

What Do I Need to Transfer Airtime on MTN?

Airtime can be transferred from one mobile number to another. This means you can transfer airtime to a friend, family member or loved one who is having a hard time paying for their monthly bills. The process is easy and only takes a few minutes. Here are the things you need.

1. Your PIN Number

You will need your PIN number in order to transfer airtime on MTN.
By default, your  transfer pin is ‘0000’, all you need to do is to change it and put your unique pin.  You can do this by simply sending a text message or via USSD code.

If you want to change your MTN transfer pin to 1095, your message will be; 0000 1095 1095  – then you send it to 777.

If you want to use USSD code to change you MTN transfer pin to 1095, all you need to do is enter *600*0000*1095*1095# and tap the call button.

2. A Sufficient Account  Balance 

The next thing is to find out how much money is in your account before you decide how much you want to transfer over to another person You can dial *556# to check the balance of your phone at any time. If you have nothing on your MTN account balance your transfer will be unsuccessful.

3.  Good Network

The final thing you need to know before transferring airtime is whether you can use the network where you want to transfer it. This is important because when transferring airtime, you need to make sure that the person receiving it can use the airtime on his or her phone. If he or she cannot use it, then it would be useless for him or her and he or she will not appreciate your gesture at all.

This is why it is always good to get a good network coverage from your service provider before making any transaction. You do not want to waste money and time on something that will not work in the end.

How to Transfer Airtime On Mtn

When you need to transfer airtime on MTN, you can do so by following any of the methods mentioned below. 

Method 1: MTN Mobile App.

The first method is by far the easiest and most convenient way to transfer airtime on MTN. To do this, simply download the MTN app on your phone and sign. Once you’ve sign up, tap on airtime transfer and entere the amount of airtime you want to transfer and the recipient’s MTN mobile number, your airtime will be transferred instantly.

Method 2:  USSD Code

The second method is also pretty simple and can be done by dialing *600* Recipient’s Number* Amount of Airtime*Transfer pin# on your phone and pressing send. For example, if you want to transfer N100 worth of airtime to 0801234567, you would dial *131*0801234567*100*1095# and press send. The airtime will be transferred immediately.

Method 3:  SMS

The third and final method for transferring airtime on MTN is by sending an SMS to 777. The format for doing this is as follows: “Transfer Recipient’s Number, Amount of Airtime, Transfer Pin” without the quotation marks.

For instance, If you want to send N100 to 0801234567 and your Transfer pin is 1095, your text should be as follows: Transfer 0801234567 1000 1095 then send it to 777.

After you send the message, you will receive an SMS requesting confirmation. All you need to do is respond to the SMS by texting YES to 777.

Please be aware that there are minimal service fees associated with these transfers; you can view them below.

  • Transfers from N1 to N100 are N3 each.
  • Transfers from N101 to N500 cost N5.
  • Transfers between N501 and N5000 cost N10.

What to Do If You Have A Problem With Your Airtime Transfer

If you’re having problems with your Airtime transfer on Mtn, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.

Check if your pin is correct.

If you don’t know your Airtime PIN or have forgotten it, contact MTN Customer Care or visit any MTN center in your neighborhood.  Ensure you go with a valid ID card.

Check the balance on your phone.

If you’re having trouble transferring money from your MTN number to another MTN number, check that there’s enough credit in your account first.

Contact MTN customer service

Find the nearest MTN branch or store and talk to their staff. They will be able to help you with your issue without delay or fuss, as long as you are the owner of the MTN number.


In this article, we’ve shown you how to transfer airtime on MTN. This is a great way to show love with friends and family who are also on the network. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. So if you need to transfer airtime, don’t hesitate to give it a try.

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