Once your PIN is secure, you can now send and sell MTN airtime on the MTN network. You can transfer credit on MTN via SMS or USSD.
To transfer MTN airtime via SMS, text:
[recipient’s phone number] [space] [amount in Naira] [space] [PIN] to 777
For example to send, sell or transfer N100.00 credit to an MTN number in Nigeria, like 0803xxxxxxx and your PIN/password is 0022, SMS the following to 777:
0803xxxxxxx 100 0022
You will receive an SMS from MTN requesting you to confirm the transfer.
To confirm transfer simply text YES to 777, and in a few minutes you will receive a text message from MTN confirming the transfer if successful. Note that confirmation may take hours on bad days so do not repeat transfer because of delayed confirmation message.
To transfer credit via USSD dial:
*600*[recipient’s phone number]*[amount in Naira]*[PIN]# then press Send/Ok.
For example to send, sell or transfer N100.00 credit to an MTN number like 0803xxxxxxx and your PIN/password is 0022, then dial:
*600*0803xxxxxxx*100*0022# then press Send/OK.
You will receive a text message confirming successful transfers.
Credit transfer is free on the MTN Nigeria network. Note also that credit cannot be transferred from an MTN line to another network (like Zain or Globacom).
MTN Share ‘n’ Sell can be used to share or transfer credit to family members and friends. MTN Share ‘n’ Sell can also be used for the business of selling credit. The service has the advantage that you can buy or receive MTN credit at anytime (24/7).