How to Transfer Airtime From Airtel to Airtel, MTN or Glo

Dial the Airtel transfer code *432# to transfer airtime from your Airtel line to your friends and loved ones. Alternatively, you can transfer airtime using the Airtel mobile app.

The improved digital age has made transfers much easier, and network service providers like Airtel have provided various ways customers can share data and their airtime with their loved ones. With over 60 million subscribers, Airtel Nigeria remains one of the largest telecommunication networks in Nigeria. In this article, we will show you the easy ways through which you can transfer airtime from one line to another on the Airtel Network to other networks like MTN, GLO and 9mobile.

Code to Transfer Airtime on Airtel

The Airtel code for transferring airtime is *432#. This Me2U Airtel special service allows you as its subscriber to share your airtime and data with other users. This means that you can buy airtime or credit, recharge your line and even go ahead to share it with your friends and families, or colleagues, so far they are on the Airtel network.

Using the Airtel Nigeria transfer code *432# you can also earn extra income when you sell your unused credit to people. This service comes with no service fee, no limit to the number of times you transfer airtime, and no limit to how much you transfer in a day, week or month.

How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel for the First Time

If you are a first-time user of this Airtel airtime transfer service, then it’s best you don’t proceed with your transfers without knowing your default transfer PIN and possibly changing it to your most preferred PIN. Here are steps to follow to transfer airtime  on the Airtel network for the first time:

  • Dial *432# and click the send button on your phone dialer.
  • Select 1 to transfer airtime from your Airtel to another line
  • Enter the phone number you wish to transfer airtime to
  • Enter the default PIN 1234 to authenticate and complete your transfer.

Note: As a first-timer, your transfer default PIN is 1234. You can easily change the PIN to your preferred PIN to avoid unauthorised airtime transfers from your phone line.

You can change to your new pin by sending a text message containing your default pin and your new pin to 432: E.g., to change your password to 2143, your text message should read —  PIN 1234 4321 and sent to 432. You will then receive an SMS confirmation from 432.

How to Transfer Airtime from Airtel to Airtel

Transferring airtime from your Airtel line to another Airtel line is one of the benefits you will enjoy using the Airtel transfer code 432.

Here is a guide on how to transfer airtime on Airtel

  • Dial Airtel transfer code *432*recipient’s Airtel number*amount of airtime#. (E.g., dial*432*08025405859*500#)
  • Press the call button on your phone and wait for a confirmation message.
  • Enter your transfer PIN
  • The sender and recipient receive confirmation messages if the transaction is successful.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

  • Dial *432# and click the send button on your phone dialer.
  • Select 1 to transfer airtime from your Airtel to another line
  • Enter the phone number you wish to transfer airtime to
  • Enter your transfer PIN to authenticate and complete your transfer.

How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel to Other Network

Sending airtime from your Airtel line to another network can be possible using the Airtel transfer code *321#. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Dial *321# on your phone with your Airtel line,
  • Type 2 to Select ‘Airtel to other Networks’ transfer
  • Type the airtime amount you want to transfer to another network
  • Type the receiver’s phone number that is not an Airtel line
  • Enter your PIN and send
  • Confirm your transfer by selecting 1
  • If there is any other on-screen instruction, you will have to follow it too to complete your airtime transfer
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Note: This service may be temporarily unavailable but you can try again later if it didn’t work for you currently.

How to transfer Airtime from Airtel to MTN

You cannot transfer airtime from Airtel to MTN. This is because the Airtel Me2U does not support it. Hence, you can’t transfer airtime from Airtel to MTN, Glo or 9mobile lines, only Airtel numbers line.

How to Reset Airtel Transfer Pin

There are two reliable and quick methods to reset your Airtel transfer Pin. First is by using your phone dialer and following the prompts and the second is through a text message. Here are the steps to follow.

  • Dial *432#
  • Type 3 to change your pin.
  • On the next screen, enter your current pin and send.
  • Next, type in the new pin you wish to continue using and confirm it.
  • Your pin will be successfully changed.

Using the text message method :

  • Go to your message and click on Compose a new message
  • Type ‘Pin’ [space] Old pin [space] New pin and send to“432.” For example  PIN 2021 1390 to “432”
  • A successful recovery notification will promptly display on your screen, confirming the change to your new Pin. You can then go ahead and try using it.
  • The next time you need to make a transfer, you must use your new pin.

What is the validity of the shared Airtel bundle?

The shared airtime has no validity period just as the original airtime. This means that both the sender and the receiver can use their airtime anytime any day until it is finished.

How many people can I share Airtel Airtime with?

The number of persons you share your airtime with is limitless. You can share with as many people as you want as long as you have enough to share.

Will a recipient pay for the shared or gifted data on Airtel?

No. Airtel’s Me2U service does not charge the recipient because the sender has already
paid for the shared airtime.

Can I share data with someone who is on a different plan?

Yes, you can share data with someone who is on a different plan as long as he/she is also an Airtel subscriber.

How Can I Request Airtime on Airtel from Another Airtel Line?

Airtel has a service that lets you request credit from a friend or loved one. To use this service you can simply dial *141*8*Friends Airtel Number#. The person whose phone number you entered will receive an SMS notification saying “Please credit Me“. So they’ll decide whether to share their airtime with you or not.

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