How to Transfer Airtime from MTN to MTN

You are here because you want to know how to send airtime from your phone to someone who also uses Mobile Telecommunications Network.

It is easy, and we will teach you how. You can send the airtime using the Me2U service or your mobile money. Technology has made it easy for you to gift your very good friend airtime and even internet data, free and problem-free.

Sending Airtime Using the Me2U Service

You need first to get registered to send airtime to a friend using the Me2U service. Follow the steps below to register;

  1. Dial *198#
  2. Enter 1 to activate
  3. Enter a new 4-digits pin
  4. Re-enter the 4-digits pin
  5. You will get feedback indicating that you have successfully been registered on the service

After successfully registering for the Me2U service, you can now quickly and safely transfer airtime from your MTN number to another MTN user. Remember that this service is unique to MTN users. To transfer airtime, take the guide below;

  1. Dial *198#
  2. Select 2 to transfer airtime.
  3. Enter the receiver’s number and press enter
  4. Enter the whole amount you wish to send to the person. Type the amount in a whole number. i.e 15, 10, 9, or 5 Cedis
  5. Enter the decimal value of the amount of airtime you wish to send to the person. This is simply entering the decimal value. i.e., if it is 10.50 you want to buy, you must have written the 10 in the first prompt, now enter 50
  6. Enter your Me2U pin code
  7. Press 1 to confirm the transaction.
  8. You will receive a message indicating the success of the transaction.

Buying Airtime for another MTN Number Using Mobile Money

Using the mobile money portal, you can buy airtime and internet bundles for another MTN number. Here is how;

  1. Dial *170# and send
  2. Enter ‘3’ for airtime and bundles, and send
  3. Enter ‘1’ for airtime
  4. Enter ‘2’ for others. Meaning you want to send the airtime to another person
  5. Enter the amount you wish to send. Here, you can write both the whole and decimal value
  6. Enter the recipient’s number
  7. Re-enter the recipient’s number
  8. Enter your mobile money pin
  9. You will receive a message indicating the success of the transaction 

Buying airtime for another MTN number using the MTN Pulse/ Mash-Up

The MTN pulse of mash-up has both airtime and internet bundles in their packages. The bad news is that you cannot send airtime alone, and it will go with an internet bundle. But you can transfer only the internet bundle with no airtime. There is also a new feature that changes talk time into internet bundles. How cool is that?

Send airtime and internet bundles by following the steps below;

  1. Dial *567# and send
  2. Enter ‘2’ to mash-up for others
  3. Enter the recipient’s number
  4. Re-enter the recipient’s number
  5. Enter the amount you wish to send
  6. Choose the payment option you want to use, between mobile money and airtime
  7. If you choose mobile money, a prompt will follow for you to enter your pin
  8. You will receive a message indicating the success of the transaction


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The above are three ways to transfer any amount of airtime from one MTN number to another. Another way to do this is to use the credit transfer service of mobile money agents. Transferring internet bundles is even easier, with numerous ways to do so.

Send airtime to a loved one today using any of the methods above. Easy and convenient.

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