How To Borrow Data From Mtn, Airtel, Glo And 9mobile
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How to Transfer Airtime In MTN, GLO, 9Mobile and Airtel


Learn how to transfer airtime between MTN, GLO, 9Mobile and Airtel networks in Nigeria. Find step-by-step instructions for changing PINs and transferring airtime using SMS and USSD codes.



Being able to transfer airtime between different mobile networks in Nigeria enables easy sharing of credits with friends and family who may be on different networks. The major telecom operators like MTN, GLO, 9Mobile and Airtel have made this possible through various airtime transfer services. In this comprehensive guide, you will learn everything you need to know about transferring airtime across these top networks.


Transferring Airtime Within the Same Network

Transferring Airtime on MTN

MTN introduced the ‘Share’n’Sell’ service to allow subscribers to transfer airtime within the MTN network. Here are the steps to transfer airtime on MTN:

  • Change your default transfer PIN by sending a text “0000 1234 1234” to 777
  • To transfer via SMS, send “Transfer 09012345678 150 6789” to 777 where 09012345678 is the recipient’s number, 150 is the amount and 6789 is your PIN.
  • To transfer via USSD, dial *600*09012345678*150*6789#
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Transferring Airtime on GLO

On GLO, users can transfer airtime using the ‘GLO EasyShare’ service. Here is how:

  • Create your 5-digit EasyShare PIN by dialing *132*00000*New Pin*New Pin#
  • To transfer, dial *131*08055555555*50*12345# to send N50 to 08055555555 using PIN 12345

Transferring Airtime on 9Mobile

9Mobile allows airtime transfer by dialing the USSD code 223 along with your PIN and transaction details:

  • Change your default 0000 PIN by dialing *247*0000*New PIN#
  • To transfer, dial *223*1234*200*0809000009# to send N200 to 0809000009 using PIN 1234

Transferring Airtime on Airtel

Airtel’s ‘Me2U’ service enables airtime transfer. Here are the steps:

  • Create a 4-digit transfer PIN by sending “PIN 4321” to 432
  • To transfer, send “2u 08021234567 50 1234” to 432 to send N50 to 08021234567 using PIN 1234


Transferring Airtime Across Different Networks

Using Third-Party Apps

Apps like Jifi, Paga and Monnify allow users to transfer airtime across networks for a small fee. Here’s how to use Jifi:

  • Download the Jifi app from the Play Store
  • Register and input your phone numbers
  • Click “Transfer Airtime”, select the sending network and input amount
  • Input recipient’s number and network, and PIN
  • Click “Transfer” to complete

Using Airtime Swap Services

Services like SwapNaija allow swapping airtime worth between networks. For example:

Send N100 airtime from your MTN line to SwapNaija

SwapNaija sends N100 airtime to the nominated 9Mobile number

Using Mobile Money Transfer

Transfer airtime value between networks by converting to mobile money:

Transfer airtime amount to your MTN Mobile Money account

Send same amount from MTN Mobile Money to recipient’s Airtel Money

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Recipient uses Airtel Money to load airtime on their line


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the uniform airtime transfer code for all networks?

The NCC harmonized code for airtime transfer across networks is *321#.

Can I transfer airtime internationally?

No, airtime transfer is currently only available between networks within Nigeria.

Are there limits to how much airtime I can transfer?

Each network and third party app sets its own limits, usually between N100 to N5,000 per transaction.

Are there any charges for transferring?

Network airtime transfers within the same network are usually free, but third-party apps charge a small fee of 5-10% per transfer.



This guide covered the various options available for transferring airtime within and across the major MTN, GLO, 9Mobile and Airtel networks in Nigeria. By following the appropriate steps for your preferred method, you can easily share airtime with friends and family regardless of their mobile networks. Do not hesitate to try out the different apps and services to experience convenient airtime transfer.


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