How to Transfer Airtime or Data on 9mobile (Etisalat)

With 9mobile, previously known as Etisalat, you can transfer airtime or data from your main balance using USSD codes *321# and *312# or by using the ig9ite app. Sharing data or airtime on 9mobile is easy, secured with a PIN, and available for new and existing customers.

Before you can share data or airtime on 9mobile, you must meet some criteria, such as having sufficient airtime to transfer and 10 Naira extra airtime, which will be deducted as VAT, etc. Here is all about 9mobile transfer and all the steps to follow.

How to Transfer Airtime on 9mobile

As in the case of sharing data, you can transfer airtime on 9mobile by using the USSD code and app.

How to Transfer Airtime on 9mobile using USSD Code 

The USSD code to use is *321#, which is used to transfer airtime on 9mobile. Below are the processes to follow:

  • Dial *321#
  • Select option 1 (for airtime transfer)
  • Enter *PIN*AirtimeAmount*Number# For example, *0000*2000*08090000000#

How to Transfer Airtime of 9mobile Using the App

  • Open the ig9ite mobile App or download it if you do not have
  • Go to airtime transfer and click
  • Enter the amount you intend to transfer airtime to
  • Enter the phone number
  • Click Transfer
  • You will be notified on whether your transfer was successful or not

How Much Airtime Can You Transfer on 9mobile?

The minimum airtime to transfer on Etisalat is 10 Naira, while the maximum is 20,000 Naira in a single transfer. Nonetheless, 100,000 Naira is the maximum daily transfer limit.

Before you transfer, you must have at least 10 Naira extra airtime. For instance, if you want to transfer 50 Naira, you should have at least 60 Naira airtime balance. This is because a minimum balance of 10 Naira is required for a successful transaction.

How to Transfer Data on 9mobile

Step-by-step guide on how to transfer data Using Code

There are two ways to transfer data on 9mobile with the USSD code. The first way is by dialing *312#, while the second is by dialing *321#. Below are the steps to follow to transfer data.

  • Dial *321# on your mobile phone
  • Select option 4 (data gifting)
  • Select option 1 to gift internet plans or option 2 to gift heavy data
  • Select bundle (data size), eg 500MB
  • Enter *PhoneNumber# and follow the instructions displayed on your screen

To transfer data using *312#, follow the steps below

  • Dial *312#
  • Airtime transfer and data transfer will immediately appear on your screen
  • Select option 2 (data transfer)
  • Enter PIN*DataSize*RecipientNumber# (Eg, #0000*500*08090000000)
  • Wait for confirmation

Alternatively, you can dial dial *321*[PIN]*[Data Size]*[Recipient Number]#. For example, dial *321*0000*500*080912345678.

Transfer Data on 9mobile using the ig9ite app

With 9mobile, you can transfer data using the ig9ite app. Here is a step-by-step guide on transferring data using the 9moblie App.

  • Download the ig9ite app from an Apple store or Play store
  • Open the app on your mobile device
  • Go to transfer
  • Select data transfer
  • Enter the recipient’s phone number and data size
  • Follow other instructions
  • You will be notified on whether your transfer was successful or not

Note: You can either transfer data from already existing data or buy directly from your 9mobile account balance.

How to Share Data on 9mobile

You can share data using the 9mobile transfer code (*321# or *312#) or the service’s mobile app. Data share allows you to gift your available data balance to other 9mobile numbers. The service, which is also known as data transfer, is available to new and already existing subscribers of 9mobile on the prepaid and hybrid packages.

To share data on 9mobile, the USSD code is the most commonly used. Currently, the transfer code is *321# or *312#, which was adopted in early 2023 with respect to the requirements of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC). Before then, the 9mobile transfer code was *229#.

The codes *321# or *312# are self-explanatory once a customer dials. This is because there are numerous options that will appear on the screen once either of the codes are dialed.

The steps to share data are the same as those for data transfer mentioned above.

How Much Data Can You Transfer?

There are two types of data to transfer on 9mobile, and both ways have different bundles you are eligible to share. The bundles are internet plans and heavy internet plans.

With the regular internet plans, customers can transfer at least 10MB. However, to do this, the sender must have at least a 50MB data balance. Therefore, checking your data balance before transferring to another 9mobile line is important.

9mobile allows for the transfer of 200MB per transaction, while the daily data transfer limit is 1000MB. The daily maximum data transfer limit on 9mobile is 9.5GB for a normal internet bundle. For heavy bundles, you can transfer as much as 50GB.

Note: Before transferring on 9mobile using the USSD code, you must create a transfer PIN.

How to Create 9mobile Airtime Code or PIN

Before you become eligible to transfer airtime on 9mobile, you must first create a transfer PIN, which you will use every time you are sharing airtime.

To create the transfer code, dial *321*Default PIN*New PIN#, EG, *321*0000*9999#. The default transfer PIN or code is 0000. Once this PIN is created, you will be eligible to transfer airtime to any 9mobile line.

You must always remember your PIN and use it for any USSD transfer you intend to make using 9mobile.

How to Recover a 9mobile Transfer PIN

If you need help remembering your PIN or you have trouble changing or setting a PIN, contact 9mobile customer care. You can call 9mobile customer care by dialing 300.

You can also contact customer care for help through numbers 300 or 08090000300. You can also send a Whatsapp message to 09092000192 or send a mail to [email protected].

Can you Transfer Airtime from 9mobile to MTN, Glo, or Other Networks?

No, 9mobile only allows new and existing subscribers to transfer airtime or data from your line to other 9mobile subscribers, meaning you cannot transfer Airtime or data directly from your account to MTN, GLO, Airtel, or any other network.

Instead, you can only transfer to other networks from your bank account.


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