How to transfer MTN credit to another MTN number

MTN Ghana, has given all MTN subscribers the option of using a shortcode to transfer MTN airtime to another MTN number without going through any hassle. Most subscribers don’t know the type of shortcode to use when sharing airtime with their family, friends and loved ones.

This service has been available for quite a long time and it is known as Me2U. Aside that, the introduction of Mobile Money has also made it more simple to purchase airtime to another MTN number from your MoMo account.

About MTN Ghana

MTN is a telecommunications company that operates in many countries around the world, including Ghana. In Ghana, MTN Ghana provides mobile phone services and also has a mobile money service called MTN Mobile Money. You can use MTN Mobile Money to send money to other people, pay for goods and services, and also buy credit for other networks.

How to send airtime from Mtn to another MTN number using ME2U

  1. On your phone, kindly dial *198#
  2. Select option 1 (Activate)
  3. Now choose a new PIN by entering 4-digits (e.g. 1234)
  4. Re-enter the PIN
  5. A successful registration feedback will pop-up
  6. Now re-dail *198#
  7. Select option 2 (Transfer)
  8. Now enter reciever’s number (e.g 024XXXXXXX)
  9. Enter the amount of airtime you want to transfer
  10. Enter a decimal number (e.g 0)
  11. Now enter your PIN
  12. Select option 1 to confirm

How to send airtime from MTN to another MTN number using mobile money

You can also use MTN mobile money to send airtime to another MTN number. With this, you will have to purchase the airtime using your mobile money balance which means the airtime will not be deducted from your airtime balance like that of ME2U. There are several ways you can use MTN mobile money to purchase airtime to another MTN number.

Method 1

  1. Dial *170#
  2. Select #3 Airtime and bundles
  3. Choose #1 Airtime
  4. Choose #2 Others
  5. Enter amount
  6. Enter recipient number
  7. Confirm recipient number
  8. Enter 1 to confirm your transaction
  9. Proceed to enter your MoMo PIN and confirm transaction.
  10. You will receive a message indicating you have successfully purchased airtime from your momo account.

Method 2

  1. Dial *234#
  2. Select #1 (Buy Airtime).
  3. Choose the network you are sending the credit to. (MTN)
  4. Type the recipient mobile number.
  5. Type in amount.
  6. Choose option #1 (Proceed).
  7. Select your mobile money network.
  8. Wait for authorization payment popup.
  9. Insert your momo pin.
  10. Select option #1 (Yes)
  11. A message indicating you have successfully purchased airtime from your momo account will be sent to you.

Method 3

  1. Dial *718#
  2. Select #3 (Buy Airtime/Bundle).
  3. Select #1 (Airtime)
  4. Next Choose #2 (Others)
  5. Choose network (MTN)
  6. Enter recipient number
  7. Enter amount
  8. Select #1 to confirm.
  9. In the next pop up, type in your momo pin.
  10. Confirm momo pin and choose yes.
  11. You will receive a message indicating you have successfully purchased airtime from your momo account.

What is the minimum and maximum airtime amount to share

With Me2U service, you can transfer a minimum of GHS 1 and a maximum of GHc 50. With the mobile money service, you can purchase any amount you wish to.

How many times can airtime transfer from MTN to another MTN be done?

With Me2U airtime transfer from your MTN to another MTN number can be done twice in a day. For Mobile money airtime purchase, transaction can be done as much as you have enough money in your mobile money wallet.

Shortcodes for MTN Ghana services

ShortcodeDescription
*124#Balance enquiry. Check your credit balance.
*567#MTN Pulse
100Call Center
*134*PIN#Reloading Airtime
154[0244000000]MTN pay for me. Dial 154 followed by number without space. This will make the recepient of the call pay for the call.
024x xxx xxx 1 to 1399Please call me service. Send a message with 024x xxx xxx 1 to 1399.
*138*1*1#Internet daily bundle. From 20MB – 350MB
*138*1*2#Internet weekly bundle. From 25MB – 500MB
*138*1*3#Internet monthly bundle. From 300MB – 10GB
*138*1*5#Internet social bundle. For Accessing Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp only.
*138*16#Youtube bundle. For streaming videos on youtube.
*138#Internet Bundles, SMS bundles
*506#To borrow Some Credit
1355Caller tunez
STOP to 1355Unsubscribe caller tunez
<register><4-digit pin number> send to 1329Register Me2U
<amount to share/Transfer><leave a space><enter the number><leave space><Type 4 digit pin> TO 1329To share credits dial *198# reply with 2 and follow the prompts. Just go to messages. Then type in <amount to share/Transfer><leave a space><enter the number><leave space><Type 4 digit pin> and send to 1329.
*170#MTN mobile money access code
*138*4#Super saver bundles
108Voicemail sending
109Voicemail receiving
*138*1*4#Internet unlimited bundle
*511#Generate Mobile Money ATM token
*585#To check 4G device compatibility
*156#Check your MTN mobile number
*144*number to recharge for*voucher number#To recharge airtime for someone
1515Report Mobile Money fraud. Send a text message to 1515 from your phone with the name of the merchant and date of incident.
0554300000Whatsapp line
*545#Check data usage
*175#Manage your subscriptions. Add or cancel subscriptions.
*1390#Reserve your number for 2 years
1303MTN Radio
*198#Share credit with friends and family
30037MTN Farm Direct. Access the best farming tips.
*296#aYo recharge with care
*1552#WeChat monthly data bundle
PORT to 600Number portability
*400#To know if your number is registered
*300*20#Get cool jokes
*595#To exempt (or include) yourself from mobile money interest payments to your account.
02xxxxxxxx Simbox to 419Report SIM-Box fraud
MOVIES to 1412Get Silverbird movie schedule
*585#Request internet settings. Send a blank text message (SMS) to 585 from your MTN. Save the settings you received, to your phone. Select MTN DATA as default access point.
*455#Accurate weather forecast (8p/sms)
*140#Blackberry Plans

Final words

Transferring credit to another MTN number is easy and simple to do. All you need is the recipient’s phone number, the amount of credit you want to send, and your own MTN PIN code. You can transfer credit from your own MTN account to another MTN account in no time, making it a convenient way to help a friend or family member out when they may need it.


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