How to Transfer Airtime Credit From One Network to Another [Working Guide]

If you have been looking for a complete guide on how to transfer airtime credit from one network to another, you have just stumbled on the right page. Whether you use MTN, Etisalat, Glo, or Airtel, here is a comprehensive step-by-step instruction on how to transfer airtime from one network to another.

All these networks have made it possible for airtime to be transferred, and you don’t have to go through any long and complex proceeds to get it done. The process is quite straightforward and you don’t even need Internet connectivity to transfer airtime successfully.

How to Transfer Airtime Credit From One Network to Another [Working Guide]

You only need to get acquainted with the right codes that should be dialed. Nonetheless, you must be careful when doing this, so you don’t dial the wrong codes that could get your line blocked by the network provider.

Thankfully, that’s why you have this guide right here. We are about to show you how to transfer airtime from one network to another correctly, quickly, and easily.

How to transfer airtime from MTN to other networks

As the largest telecommunication company in the country, MTN pride itself on providing the best network service to its enormous amount of users. Since a lot of people use MTN, there would be a need for one to know how to transfer airtime from an MTN line to another MTN line or a different network. As an MTN subscriber, the establishment has made it possible for you to share airtime with others by easily dialing simple codes.

But before we delve into how to use this service, here are some important things you must take note of:

  • The airtime transaction can’t be more than ₦10,000 per day.
  • The airtime must be transferred in the units of Naira and not in Kobo. For instance, you can send airtime of ₦100 but you can’t send ₦100.45.
  • The transferable amount of airtime ranges from ₦50 to a whopping ₦10,000

Once you comply with these simple terms, you can send airtime freely.

The next step in this process is to create your MTN Share and Sell Security Code. This is the code that enables you to share airtime and data while you’re being protected from fraudsters.

When choosing a code, make sure it’s a 4-digit number that can’t be guessed. For instance, instead of using something like “0000“, which is the default code, or “1234“, use a code like ” 5786“. You can even make it your date of birth. That is, the year you were born.

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Once you have chosen your 4-digit code, send it to “777” following this format; “the default pin, followed by the new pin twice. For example, 000 5456 5456, which would be sent as SMS to 777.

Once you send this, all you have to do is wait for a confirmation message saying that you have successfully subscribed to the MTN share N Sell Service.  The welcome message will also give you concise instructions on how to transfer Airtime with your new pin.

How to transfer airtime from Airtel to other networks

If you are an Airtel user, here is your guide. The good thing about this is that Airtel’s guide is similar to that of MTN.

Firstly, you need to create a 4-digit PIN which would serve as the code that validates your transfer of airtime from your Airtel line to another Airtel line or even other networks.

Just like MTN, Airtel usually gives a default pin – 1234. Your job is to change this pin into your own private pin that would be known to only you.

To change the default pin, you have to send a message to 432, following this format; Send the Default pin and new pin as SMS to 432. For example, 123 6789. This means you are telling Airtel to change the default pin (1234) to 6789.

Once your message is successfully sent, you’d be eligible to transfer airtime from your Airtel line to other networks.

To transfer airtime, go to your message and send; 2U 08066887627 (the number you are sending the airtime to) 500 ( the airtime amount) 6789 (your pin) to 432.

How To Transfer Airtime From Etisalat/9Mobile to other networks

Based on the previous airtime transfer process you’ve seen in this guide, you must be realized that one thing is common – changing of default pin to a new pin.

Before you can transfer airtime from an Etisalat/9Mobile line to another, you must first change your default pin to a personal code that is known to only you.

For Etisalat/9Mobile, the default pin is 0000. To change it into a new pin, simply dial *247* default PIN *new PIN #.

For example, if you want to change your default pin to 5789, you would dial *247*0000*5789# and send.

To transfer airtime with your newly created PIN, dial *200# and select option 1. After choosing 1, you would choose option 4 in the sub-section, which reads; To Transfer Credit.

After that, you will be presented with a space to fill in the information. Here, you would just type ” 1*PIN*Airtime Amount* Phone Number# and press send.

Alternatively, you can use the USSD method to transfer airtime. Just dial *223*PIN*Airtime Amount*Phone number#.

How To Transfer Airtime On GLO to other Networks

Globacom Nigerian LTD, popularly known as Glo, is also a leading network provider in Nigeria; and they have made it possible for their users to be able to transfer airtime from Glo to other networks within the country.

The method for transferring airtime from glow is slightly different from the methods discussed above.

Like other networks, Glo has a default PIN that needs to be changed. But, their’s is a 5-digit pin (00000). It’s called the Glo EasyShare PIN. To change the default PIN, dial *132*default PIN*New PIN*New PIN#.

For example, *132*00000*980978*980978#.  Your PIN would be created once you dial and send this.

With your new PIN, here is how to transfer airtime on Glo:

Dial *131*Benefactor’s phone number*amount*EasyShare PIN#. For example, to transfer airtime of 500, dial and send *131*0908xxxxxxx2*100*98035#.

Once this is successfully sent, you will receive a confirmation message informing you that your transaction was successful.

Read Also: How to Check Glo Account Balance – Glo USSD Codes


Can I transfer airtime from MTN to another network?

Yes, it’s very possible to transfer airtime from your MTN line to other networks.

Is it compulsory to transfer airtime using USSD codes?

You don’t have to always use USSD codes to transfer airtime. For instance, MTN users can transfer airtime using the My MTN App.  

What if my line gets blocked for dialing the wrong code?

You should visit the nearest office of your network provider to make complaints. You’d be told what to do.

Final thoughts: transferring airtime from one network to another

When transferring airtime using these codes, you must be careful not to dial the wrong codes. When the wrong codes are dialed, your network provider might perceive the action to be some inappropriate activity, and this could impel them to block your line or suspend it temporarily.   

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