how to transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn

Mtn allows you to share your credit with other Mtn users or family and friends using  MTN Share and Sell.  This service is also called AIRTIME TRANSFER (Share ‘N’ Sell). It allow you to transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn .

AIRTIME TRANSFER (Share ‘N’ Sell) is an MTN service.  It allows you to send credit from your MTN account to other MTN customers’ account. With Share ‘N’ Sell you can keep your family and friends credit topped up. It makes it easy to transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn.

transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn

Mtn transfer pin code

To transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn, you have to change your default pin which is 0000.  This is to make sure that nobody uses your phone to transfer credit without your permission. Mtn added the pin feature to prevent fraud.

To change the default PIN,  send a text message  to 777. Send Message in this format, default PIN 0000, New PIN, New PIN .  That is if you are activating it for the first time.  But if you have activated it before, send your old pin,  New PIN, New PIN to 777.

For instance, to change the default PIN, send an SMS with ‘0000 1453 1453’ to 777.

Share ‘N’ Sell service allow you to  transfer different amount of credits. This is from a minimum amount of NGN 50.00 to a maximum amount of NGN5, 000 on each transaction. You can  transfer maximum amount of NGN10, 000 every day.

USSD Code to transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn

Once you have changed your pin, you can transfer credit by using this USSD code in this format

Transfer, Recipient’s Number, Amount and PIN to 777. For Instance, you can send an SMS like this

‘Transfer 08031234564 1500 1234’ to 777.

After 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.

You can also transfer credit from your phone to another MTN customer’s phone in with this USSD code

*600*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press ok.

For Instance, dial*600*08031234567*1500*1234# and then send/ok.

When the transfer has been completed, you will receive a message informing you that the transfer was successful.


Who can transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn

Mtn Share ‘n’ Sell can be used by all new,  existing prepaid and postpaid customers on the MTN network to transfer airtime from Mtn to Mtn. Read also how to migrate to mtn yafun yafun

Limitation of this service

  •  Credit can be transfered in Naira amounts and not in kobo.  For Instance you can transfer NGN51.00 but not NGN51.99.
  • You can only transfer credit if you have sufficient balance in your Mtn account, that applies to MTN prepaid account. If you don’t have enough balance,  the transaction will not be completed and you will receive an error message.
  • Postpaid customer can only be able to transfer credit when their account is in positive. They will not be able to transfer credit when their account is negative (-).  For example, if a Postpaid customer account balance is N-600.00, he will not be able to use Share ‘N’ Sell. But, if for instance his account balance is N2, 000.  He will be able to transfer credit up to the available N2000 in his account.

MTN Transfer Transaction Fee

S/N Transaction Amount(₦) Applicable Transfer Fee (₦)
1 1-100 3
2 101-500 5
3 501 – 1000 10
4 1001 – 5000 10


You can get more information on this from Mtn website, Mtn share and Sell


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