Airtel is obviously among the best internet providers in Nigeria and have gained a lots of customers with it’s amazing airtime and data offers, in today’s guide, I will be giving you the detailed information on how to transfer Airtime on Airtel and after reading this complete guide, you will be able to send Airtime from Airtel to Airtel.
If you have been wanting to send airtime to your loved ones on Airtel and get stuck due to the fact that you don’t know how this can be done, I am glad you come across the right guide that will put you through and give you all you need to know as far as transferring airtime on Airtel in involved.
Airtel has made it easier for you and I to transfer Airtime on our Airtel Sim card by introducing an airtime sharing service that will allow all Airtel users to send airtime from their Airtel sim card to another Airtel sim card. This service is named Airtel Me2U.
Also Read: How To Transfer Airtime On MTN To MTN
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What Is Airtel Me2U?
Airtel Me2U is an official Airtel service that allows all subscribers to share or transfer Airtime with friends, family and their Loved ones. The service is free for every Airtel subscribers and can be used at any point in time.
With the Me2U, you can send Airtime from your Airtel existing airtime balance to another person Airtel airtime balance. The process is very fast and the recipient will receive the transferred airtime immediately you initiate the transaction at your end.
Without forgetting the main reason why we are here, I will be showing you in detailed step by step, how to transfer Airtime on Airtel and without further ado, I am going to dive in to detailed instructions right now, and show you how to send airtime from Airtel to Airtel.
How To Transfer Airtime On Airtel To Airtel
The process involved in transferring Airtime on Airtel line is almost the same thing with that of MTN except that the service provider is different.
To transfer Airtime on Airtel you will need a transfer PIN and this is the unique PIN that will be used to authorize any airtime transfer request on your Airtel sim, without this PIN, you will not be able to transfer Airtime on Airtel.
How To Activate Transfer PIN On Airtel
I strongly believe that as soon as you get to know that you will need a transfer PIN to send airtime from Airtel to Airtel, you will be eager to know how to get the Airtel transfer PIN which I am about to show you.
All registered Airtel sim card do come with a default PIN and the default PIN for Airtime transfer on Airtel is 1234. This implies that your sim card have a default transfer PIN already but you cannot use it directly just like that, you will have to change it to a unique Airtel Airtime transfer PIN that will be know to not one except you alone and this is where the transfer PIN activation on Airtel comes up.
There is no special steps to how to activate transfer PIN on Airtel, all you have to do is to choose a unique four digits PIN and change your default PIN from 1234 to the newly chosen transfer PIN.
How To Change Transfer PIN On Airtel
There are two different ways to change transfer PIN on Airtel and both methods will be explained to you right here, both methods are good, active and working smoothly, it’s left for you to check both methods and choose the one that is best for you. Remember your Airtel default transfer PIN remains 1234.
Changing Airtel Transfer PIN Via Text Message
If you have interest in changing your Airtel default transfer PIN via SMS, simply follow the instructions below.
- Go to your message and create a new message using the format below.
- Type PIN default PIN New PIN and send it to 432.
- For example, if you want to use 9674 as your new PIN then you’re going to type PIN 1234 9674.
- Then send it to 432.
Now, your default PIN has been changed to the newly selected PIN successfully and having know how to change Airtel transfer PIN via SMS, let’s see how the second method works.
Code To Change Transfer PIN On Airtel
This is the second method that can be used to change transfer PIN on Airtel and it’s considered the easiest way as you don’t have to type or send any message than to dial a short code and get your default PIN Changed.
If you have interest in changing your Airtel transfer PIN with the USSD code method, simply follow the instructions below.
- Dial *432# and enter 4 to select PIN management.
- Reply with 1 on the next screen to select change of PIN.
- Enter your default PIN, which is 1234, new PIN will be requested, enter the 4 digits unique code you have chosen to be your new transfer code.
- Press OK to send and you will receive a message confirming your Change of transfer PIN.
Note that your transfer PIN must be of four digits or else, it won’t work.
How To Change Forgotten Transfer PIN On Airtel
I supposed to move to the detailed explanation on how to transfer Airtime on Airtel but what if you have an existing Airtel transfer PIN but you forget? Worry no more, this section will provide the accurate solution to that and allow you to change the PIN successfully and start using the Airtel Me2U service without issue.
If you forget your transfer PIN and whish to use Airtel Me2U, all you have to do is to call Airtel customer service, choose your preferred language and select an option to speak with the customer care representative.
Once he/she picked your call, tell him/her that you have activate your Airtel transfer PIN in the past but have forgotten, the code will be reset back to default and you can now use the instructions provided on how to change Airtel PIN to change the PIN to new one.
However, they might help you to reset it bro another code and if this happened, you t get to know via the instructions that will be sent to you after speaking with the customer care representative, if the code has been changed to another code, the code will be sent to you, use it as default code to change it to New code of your choice.
Now that you have create your new PIN, below are the steps involved in transfering Airtime to others on Airtel network.
How To Send Airtime On Airtel To Airtel
There are two methods that can be used to transfer Airtime on Airtel and both methods will be explained to you in details right in this section of how to transfer Airtime on Airtel.
However, both methods are very easy and you are free to check the two methods and choose the one that is best for you.
Transferring Airtime On Airtel Through SMS
If you want to transfer Airtime on Airtel Network by the use of text messages, simply follow the instructions below:
- Go to your phone message and create a new message using the format below:
- Type 2U recipient phone number Airtime amount PIN and send it to 432.
- For example, if you want to send N100 Airtime to 08166667777 and your PIN is 4475, then you’re going to type: ‘2U 08166667777 100 4475’
- Then send it to 432.
Code To Transfer Airtime On Airtel
I will be showing you the code to transfer Airtime on Airtel in this section of this comprehensive guide and show you how to send airtime to other Airtel users by dialing just simple USSD code.
If you you want to send airtime on Airtel and wish to use the USSD code method, simply follow the instructions below;
- Open your phone dial pad and dial *432#.
- Enter 1 in the field provided to select Airtel to Airtel and click on SEND.
- Enter the recipient phone number and click on SEND.
- Enter the amount you want to transfer and click on SEND.
- Finally, enter your transfer PIN, click on SEND and you are done.
That’s the Airtel transfer code for sending airtime from your Airtel line to another Airtel line and with all you need to know about the service.
However, you should take note that there is N10 charges attached to all successfully transferred airtime on Airtel and the maximum amount of Airtime you can transfer on a daily basis is N5,000.
How To Request For Airtime From Other Airtel Users
In case you run out of airtime and need to make a call urgently or need airtime on your Airtel sim card for a purpose that is best known to you, Airtel credit me will help you out.
Airtel credit me is a service that allows you to request airtime from your friends, family and loved ones just in case you need it urgently or run out of cash to purchase Airtime.
How To Use Airtime Credit Me Service
If you want to use Airtel credit me service to request for airtime from other Airtel users, all you have bro do is to is to open your phone dial pad and dial *148*Recipient’s phone number#. In this case, the recipient phone number is the number of the person you want to request the Airtime from and the message is completely free. The recipient will receive your request and decide if to grant it or decline.
Conclusion: Above are all you need to know on how to transfer Airtime on Airtel with the detailed information on how to change your Airtel transfer PIN. If you strictly follow the instructions provided in this guide, you shouldn’t have any issue in sending airtime from Airtel to Airtel.