How To Transfer Airtime From One Network To Another

Would you like to know how to transfer airtime from one network to another, if your answer is yes, please read on. If you stay in Nigeria, you will then, of course, be familiar with the big four; this refers to the four major telecommunication companies that control the flow of the country’s telecom sector.

They are Globacom Telecommunication Company, also known as GLO, Airtel, and 9Mobile, and of course, MTN.

In this post, we will be looking at how to make airtime transfers from any of these networks to the others.

MTN will be exempted since we have already created a post extensively covering that.


Airtime transfers from network to network can be a little tricky and if not done properly, can lead to your SIM card to getting blocked or deactivated. Now, we have written an easy guide for you on how to transfer airtime on all networks.

How To Transfer Airtime From AIRTEL To Other Networks

The first thing to consider before attempting any form of airtime transfer, whether it be to your own network or another network; is creating your transfer pin, which is a 4-digit pin in most cases.

It is of utmost importance that this PIN remains confidential to you. The network usually gives you a generic PIN; 1234.

Before making any transfers or transactions, the first thing you should do is replace this PIN with something that is only known by you.

This is to avoid unauthorized entry to your account.

To change it, it is best carried out by SMS, which would be sent to 432 in the following format;

PIN Old PIN New PIN. That is if you want to change your PIN to let’s say, 9410, simply SMS;

PIN 1234 9410, to 432.

Once this has been done, you will be able to share airtime with whatever network subscriber you feel like, be it MTN, GLO, or 9Mobile.

To achieve this, you will have to also send an SMS to 432, this time, with a different format as follows; 2U+ Receiver’s Phone Number + Amount +Transfer PIN.

It must be in this particular order with spaces separating each element.

For example; if you want to send 500 Naira to a GLO number from your Airtel line, simply send; 2U 0805xxxxxx1 500 9410, to 432. 9410 is your transfer PIN.

Note: This transfer method also works for Airtel to Airtel transfers.

Etisalat/9Mobile to other networks

If there is an important fact that has been established so far; it is that for any form of airtime transfer to occur, there is a need to change the default PIN given to you in order to ensure account safety.

In this case, the default pin given to Etisalat/9Mobile subscribers is usually 0000.

To change your Pin from the default 0000, you have to use the following format; simply dial *247* Old Pin*New Pin#.

For example; say you want to use 9410 as the new PIN; all you would have to do is dial

*247*0000*9410# and viola! Now, you can make airtime transfers of any kind to your network.

There are two ways to transfer credit: you can choose to simply dial *200#, following which a menu will appear for you to choose from.

Select option 1, and sub-option 4; which read; “To transfer credit”. You will be provided with a line to fill, where you will be instructed to write 1*PIN*Amount* phone number#.

The second method of transferring airtime with this network is the USSD method. All you have to do is dial; *223*PIN*Amount*Phone Number#.

How To Transfer Airtime On GLO to other Networks

Globacom Nigeria ltd is the leading Nigerian owned telecom company in the country. And has a massive customer base.

Chances are 1 in every 3 persons reading this post is a GLO subscriber. Because of this, there is an apparent need for airtime transfer from GLO to other networks.

In this case, GLO allows its subscribers to use a 5-digit PIN for airtime transfer under the GLO EasyShare subscription bundle.

To create your Glo EasyShare PIN, *132*00000*94105*94105#, where 00000 is your default PIN and 94105 is your new PIN.

To transfer airtime, all you would have to do is to simply dial; *131*Benefactor’s phone number*amount*EasyShare PIN#.

For instance, if you want to transfer 100 Naira to another line, simply dial *131*0806xxxxxx1*100*94105#.

As soon as this has been carried out, you will receive a confirmation text, telling you that the transfer has been successful.

We hope with this post you now know how to transfer airtime from one network to another. If this has really helped you, please share with others who might also learn from it.

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