How to Transfer Airtime on MTN 2023

 Among first-time MTN customers' the most often asked question is how to transfer airtime. Most people overestimate the difficulty of transferring airtime on MTN if they don't know the code, but there are several other ways.

Don't worry, though, since I'm going to explain how to send MTN airtime to another MTN account or even a different network.

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN 2023

In addition, I will explain where to find the MTN transfer code, how to reactivate it, and what the factory default pin is for transferring MTN airtime.

MTN First Time Airtime Transfer Guide

Before providing your airtime to loved ones, you should update your MTN transfer pin from the factory default to a new one.

It is possible to transfer airtime to another MTN subscriber even if you have changed your MTN transfer pin. However, doing so is not required. It's in your best interest to avoid any sort of unlawful or unauthorized airtime transfer, so take your time resetting it.

Default Pin for MTN Airtime Transfer

0000 is the only default pin that may be used for MTN Airtime Transfer. That is the numeral "FOUR ZERO."

This is the default pin issued to all new MTN SIM cards and may be used to transfer airtime.

MTN Transfer Code/Pin Reset

Here are two easy ways to reset the default transfer pin or code (whatever you like to call it), which you should do now that you know why you should reset it.

MTN Transfer Pin Reset Via USSD

This reset method is a simple as dialling:

*600*Default Pin*New Pin*New Pin#

And send/call.

To make it simpler, here’s an example:

Say I want to reset my transfer pin and the new pin I decide to use is 1010. Then I will pick up my phone and dial:


And send/call

And here we go! You have successfully replaced the default transfer pin with a new one of your choosing after going through the necessary steps.

Please note that your new pin is the one you will use going forward to send airtime to the people you care about the most.

MTN Transfer Pin Reset Via SMS

The short messaging service (SMS), more often known as a text message, is the second method you may use to reset your MTN transfer pin.

First, grab your mobile device, open the messages app on it, and compose a brand-new message following the guidelines below.

Default pin[space]

The new [space] pin

Send your new PIN to number 777. (in other words, Triple seven).

Let's make things easier to understand by giving the following example, in which my new pin is 1010:

0000 1010 1010

And send to 777

Once this is done, you will receive a notification message from MTN confirming your change of pin.

Now, let’s see how to transfer airtime on MTN for the first time.

Code to Transfer Airtime on MTN

The most beginner-friendly way to transfer airtime on MTN is via USSD, and it is as easy as:

  • Dial *777#
  • Select option “1” – Transfer Airtime
  • Type the Recipient Number. (i.e the number you want to transfer your airtime to)
  • Type the amount you want to transfer
  • Enter your PIN (You can use your new transfer pin if you’ve already reset it. If not, use the MTN default transfer pin).

How to Transfer Airtime on MTN via USSD (New Method)

This is another simple and fastest method on how to transfer airtime on MTN.

Take your mobile device and dial; *600*Recipient’s phone number*Airtime amount*Transfer pin#

For Example: 

If you want to send N1000 to this MTN line 07068801100 using your new pin 1010, just dial;


And send/call

MTN Share – More things to know

  • You can transfer up to ₦100,000.00 daily from your mobile to either a single or multiple MTN accounts every day.
  • The maximum number of airtime transfer per day is unlimited.
  • Transmission in airtime is chargeable.
  • You can only charge a maximum of N10 per transfer.
  • The minimum amount that can be transferred is N50.
  • If your MTN prepaid account does not have sufficient airtime to cover the transfer amount you requested, the transaction will not be completed and you will receive an error message.
  • You can only transfer airtime from MTN to MTN. That means you can’t transfer airtime from MTN to Glo, or MTN to Airtel.
  • The default PIN is 0000 or 0000, depending on how many digits you need.
  • You can only transfer an amount to Naira, not to kobo, i.e. you can transfer 99.00 NGN, but not 99.50 NGN.
  • You can transfer between 50.00 NGN – 5,0000.00 NGN in one transaction.
  • If you are a subscriber with a paid subscription, you can only transfer airtime if your account is positive. You cannot transfer airtime if your account is negative (-). For example, if your balance is N-300.00.
  • If you are a postpaid customer, you will only be able to transfer airtime when your account is in positive. You will not be able to transfer airtime when your account is negative (-). For example, if your account balance is N-300.00. You will not be able to use MTN Share. On the other hand, if your account balance is N1,000.00 you will be able to transfer airtime up to the available N1,000.00 in your account.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding MTN Credit Transfers

How can I go about sharing my airtime on MTN?

Simply open the dialer application on your phone, then call *600 to share your MTN airtime with another user.

*The phone number of the recipient *The quantity of airtime *The transfer pin number

How can I transfer my airtime balance to a another number?

Simply open the messaging app on your phone, compose a new message using the following format, and then send it to the number you wish to transfer the airtime to on MTN. Move [the space] over. Telephone number of the recipient [space] The amount of airtime (space) Transfer pin. After then, transmit it to 777.

Is it possible for me to transmit airtime to a different number?

Yes. You can send share as well as transfer airtime or credit to another MTN phone with the assistance of MTN Share.

How can I transfer my existing MTN credit to a another MTN number?

Simply open the dialer application on your phone and call *600 in order to transfer your MTN credit to a different MTN number.

*The phone number of the recipient *The quantity of airtime *The transfer pin number

What steps do I need to take to activate my MTN transfer?

Simply phoning *600*0000*New Pin*New Pin# will activate your MTN transfer. Alternatively, you may activate it by sending a text message to 777 with the words "0000 space" followed by your New Pin Number (space) Repeat entering the Pin Number from before.

The MTN network has made it incredibly simple for its users to exchange and transfer airtime with one another, making it much simpler for them to express their affection for one another.

If you are a novice who has been having trouble figuring out how to transfer airtime on MTN for the first time, I can assure you that the knowledge conveyed in this piece will greatly assist you in solving this problem.

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Then please feel free to post your questions and opinions in the comments box, and I will respond as soon as possible. I will be very happy to be of support to you.

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