How to Transfer Airtime and Share Data on Telecoms in Nigeria

As telecom users look for new ways to stay in touch with friends and family, airtime and data are quickly becoming two of the most crucial commodities in our ever-changing world. Over the years, telecommunications firms have competed to acquire a substantial share of the user base by offering various packages for airtime and data plans. Due to the rising demand for users to stay connected, many telecommunications companies have made it possible for users to transfer airtime and share data within the same network. You can, for example, transfer airtime from Airtel to Airtel or from MTN to MTN. The same is true for data sharing.

You can easily transfer airtime and share data using USSD code, SMS, and designated mobile apps. In this article, you will see how you can easily transfer airtime and share data on MTN, GLO, Airtel, and 9mobile (Etisalat), to another user on the same network.

How to Transfer Airtime and Share Data on Airtel

Transfer Airtime and Share Data
Transfer Airtime and Share Data on Airtel

Airtel also has a Me2U option for sending airtime, which allows you to share airtime with other Airtel users. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to change your default password.

How to change Airtel Airtime Transfer Pin

To change your default Me2U password, send the text ‘default PIN New PIN’ to 432, which is always 1234. For example, if you want a new PIN of 1111, send 1234 1111 to 432.

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How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel Using USSD Code/SMS

To transfer Airtel airtime using the USSD code, dial *432# and a menu will appear. Click Send after pressing 1 Airtel to Airtel / Transfer Airtime. Enter the phone number to which you want to send the airtime and hit the send button. You’ll be asked to enter your PIN, then click send, and the airtime will be delivered to the recipient. If you prefer to transfer airtime via SMS, send 2u Recipient number Amount PIN to 432. For example, SMS 2u 080XXXXXXX 200 1111 to 432. Each transfer will cost you 10 Naira.

How to Share Data Nigeria on Airtel Using USSD Code

You can easily share your data balance with other Airtel users using DataMe2U or Data Share. To do so, dial *141# and follow the data sharing prompts.

Enter 6 (Gifting and Sharing) – 4 (Data Me2U) – 2 (Me2U from existing balance) – recipient number – data amount in MB – PIN.

How to Transfer Airtime and Share Data on 9mobile (Etisalat)

Transfer Airtime and Share Data on 9mobile
Transfer Airtime and Share Data on 9mobile

Transferring airtime and sharing data on 9mobile (Etisalat) is simple and direct. However, a PIN is required to share data and airtime.

How to change 9mobile Airtime Transfer Pin

To change the default or old PIN, dial *247*old or default PIN*new PIN#.

How to Transfer Airtime on 9mobile (Etisalat) Using USSD Code

To transfer airtime, dial *223*PIN*amount*phone number#. For example, if you want to send 1000 naira to 080XXXXXXX and your PIN is 1234, simply dial *223*1234*500*080XXXXXXX#.

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Note: Each transfer incurs a 10 Naira fee, with a minimum transferable amount of 10 Naira and a maximum transferable amount of 200,000 Naira at once and up to 999,999 Naira per day.

How to Share Data on 9mobile (Etisalat) Using USSD Code

To share data, dial *229*PIN*amount of data*phone number#. For the data transfer to be successful, you must have at least 50MB available after the transfer. Furthermore, you can only transfer a minimum of 10MB and a maximum of 200MB at a time. You can, however, transfer up to 1GB per day.

How To Transfer Airtime and Share Data On MTN

MTN Share, or Share ‘N’ Sell as it was formerly known, is the name of MTN’s airtime sharing service. You can use it to share your airtime with friends and family. However, if you are a first-time user, you must change your default PIN before you begin using the service.

Transfer Airtime and Share Data On MTN
Transfer Airtime and Share Data On MTN
How to Change MTN Airtime Transfer Pin

To change your PIN, send the default PIN, 0000, followed by your new PIN, twice to 777. So, if your new PIN is 1111, you would text ‘0000 1111 1111’ to 777. You can also change it by dialing *777*default PIN*new PIN*new PIN#, for example, *777*0000*1111*1111#.

Using USSD Code/SMS For Airtime and Data Transfer on Mtn

To transfer airtime using USSD code, dial *777*recipient phone number*amount*PIN#. For example, *777*080XXXXXXX *1000*1111#.

If you want to use SMS, send the recipient phone number, amount, and PIN to 777, for example, 08012345678 1000 1111 to 777. After that, you’ll get a message asking you to confirm, simply text Yes to 777 to send the airtime.

To share data using USSD code or SMS method. To do that dial *131*phone number* data amount# or text Transfer phone number data amount to 131.

Using MyMTN App to Transfer Airtime and Share Data

You can also transfer airtime and share data via the myMTN app; however, if you have not previously registered on the app, you will need to enter the number and the OTP that will be sent to it.

After that, go to the Recharge section and select MTN Share. You must enter the phone number to which you want to send the airtime, as well as the PIN and amount.

Data sharing is also possible through the app’s home page, where you can see your airtime balance, data balance, and other information. Then, in the data balance section, press details, and then share data. You have between 50MB and 500MB to share, and you can only share 1GB per day.

Enter the recipient number or select an MTN number from your contacts to send the data to, and then click Send Data.

How to Transfer Airtime and Share Data on GLO

Transfer Airtime and Share Data on GLO
Transfer Airtime and Share Data on GLO

The data-sharing system on GLO is a little different, but transferring airtime is like what you have on the other network.

How to Change GLO Airtime Transfer Default PIN

To change your default PIN, simply dial *132*default PIN/old PIN*new PIN*new PIN#. GLO default PIN is 00000. So, to change your default PIN to 01234, enter *132*00000*12345*01234#.

How to Transfer Airtime on GLO

The GLO network provides an airtime sharing service called EasyShare, which allows you to transfer airtime to other GLO users. To use the service, dial *131*Phone Number*Amount*Password# to send airtime to friends and family.

How to Share Data on GLO

Unlike other networks, GLO allows you to share data directly with others without having to transfer data to them. You can add up to 5 Glo network users to your data plan and they will enjoy the same immediate fast data services as you. You can share data with your loved ones by taking the following steps:

  • Dial *127*00*[friend’s phone number]# or text “Share [friend’s phone number]” to 127. Dial *127*00*080XXXXXXX # or text 080XXXXXXX to 127.
  • To REMOVE someone from sharing, dial *127*01*[friend’s number]# OR text “Remove [friend’s number]” to 127, for example. *127*01*080XXXXXXX # or send Remove 080XXXXXXX to 127.
  • Dial *127*02# or text “List” to 127 to LIST PEOPLE who are sharing your subscription.

Conclusion

Using a network provider app, such as the myMTN app, makes it easier to transfer airtime and share data with your loved ones. Other networks’ designated apps are GLO CAFE for the GLO, MY AIRTEL for the Airtel line, and ig9ite for the 9mobile line.

  • To download, go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  • Once the app has been downloaded, enter the required information to sign up and begin using it.

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