Discover how to transfer credit on MTN Nigeria in our easy-to-follow guide.
MTN is arguably the most popular network on the African continent. And, unsurprisingly, It commands millions of customers in Africa’s most populous nation — Nigeria.
Without any doubt, transferring of credit between customers happens to be one of the most in demand transactions.
And to meet this need, MTN Nigeria has a feature called Share n Sell.
MTN credit (Airtime) Transfer code
The MTN credit transfer USSD code starts with 600. And for SMS, all messages are sent to 777. But there’s a format which must be followed to achieve a successful transaction.
Generally, the Share n Sell feature is available to all MTN customers; however, there are certain conditions surrounding its use — which we shall be discussing right here.
First point to note is that, you can only transfer credit to fellow MTN subscribers. To put it differently, you are not permitted to send credit from your MTN line to Glo, Airtel, 9mobile or any other network.
Also, before you can use the Share n Sell service, you need to activate your transfer PIN.
How to Activate MTN Transfer PIN
To activate MTN Transfer PIN, send an SMS of this format — Default PIN New PIN New PIN — to 777.
Generally, the default PIN for new SIM cards is 0000.
Take for instance you wish to change from 0000 to 1215, then you need to send the message — 0000 1215 1215 — to 777.
Alternatively, you can activate your Share n Sell PIN via USSD code by dialing *600*default PIN*New PIN*New PIN#
That is, if you wish to change from the default 0000 PIN to 1215 via USSD, then you need to dial *600*0000*1215*1215#.
Afterwards, you’ll get a message confirming your transaction.
Now that you’ve activated your transfer PIN, let’s see how to use it…
How to transfer credit on MTN
To tranfser credit on MTN using SMS, then you need to send a message with the format — Transfer Phone number Amount PIN — to 777.
This means, if you’re interested in transferring… let’s say ₦500 to 08031234567, and your PIN is 1215, then you message to 777 will look like this: Transfer 08031234567 500 1215.
Another option you have is the use of USSD.
To transfer credit on MTN using USSD code, then you need to dial *600*recipient’s number*Amount*PIN#.
Therefore, using the same information in the previous method, our USSD format should look like this: *600*08031234567*500*1215#.
points to note
First and foremost, using Share n Sell doesn’t attract additional charges — hence only the amount you’re sending will be deducted from your balance.
In addition, all transactions are irreversible… so you must be very careful while initiating and confirming transactions.
Peradventure you forget your PIN in future (or you changed it and don’t know it anymore) call customer care on 180 and request for a PIN reset.
That’s pretty much everything about transferring credit on MTN lines.
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