How to Transfer Airtime on MTN

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Ever found yourself in a pinch with insufficient airtime on your MTN South Africa account?

Don’t fret! I’ve got the perfect solution for you. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the simple steps to transfer airtime on MTN South Africa hassle-free.

Whether you’re helping out a friend in need or just managing your airtime balance efficiently, this method is quick and convenient.

Sharing Airtime on MTN South Africa: A Layman’s Guide

Need to send airtime to a friend or family member on MTN South Africa? Here’s a simple step-by-step guide for both USSD code and app methods:

Before you begin:

  • You’ll need to know the recipient’s MTN phone number and ensure you have enough airtime to transfer (including charges).
  • MTN offers free transfer for some prepaid plans, but most have a service fee. Check your plan details for specifics.

Method 1: Using USSD Codes (simple and quick)

  1. Open your phone’s dialer and enter the following code: *136*3#
  2. Press Send/Call. You’ll see a menu pop up.
  3. Select “Transfer Airtime” using the corresponding number shown on the screen.
  4. Enter the recipient’s MTN phone number. Make sure there are no mistakes!
  5. Choose the amount of airtime you want to send. Use the arrows to navigate and select with the corresponding number.
  6. Confirm the transfer. Review the recipient’s number and amount again to avoid errors.
  7. Enter your MTN Mobile Money PIN (the same one you use for MoMo transactions).
  8. Press Send/Call. If everything is correct, the airtime will be transferred, and you’ll receive a confirmation message.

Method 2: Using the MTN App (flexible and convenient)

  1. Download and install the MTN App from your phone’s app store.
  2. Open the app and log in with your MTN number and password.
  3. Tap on “Airtime Share” on the main menu.
  4. Enter the recipient’s MTN phone number and double-check it for accuracy.
  5. Choose the amount of airtime you want to send. Select from the available options or enter a custom amount.
  6. Confirm the transfer. Review the details again before proceeding.
  7. Enter your MTN Mobile Money PIN and tap “Transfer.”
  8. Wait for confirmation. You’ll receive a message confirming the successful transfer.

Important things to remember:

  • There’s a daily transfer limit of R3,000 per MTN prepaid customer.
  • You can only transfer airtime to other MTN numbers within South Africa.
  • Standard service charges apply unless you’re on a specific “free share” plan.
  • Always keep your Mobile Money PIN confidential and never share it with anyone.
  • If you encounter any issues, contact MTN customer care for assistance.

Additional tips:

  • Save the recipient’s number as a contact for easier future transfers.
  • Consider scheduling recurring transfers for loved ones using the app.
  • If you frequently share airtime, explore gifting bundles for potential cost savings.

I hope this guide helps you easily transfer airtime on MTN South Africa!

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